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    Giro 2010 - Stage 18 - May 27 - Levico Terme - Brescia - 151 Km

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    Never has 151 km looked so relaxing, eh? lol.

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    Andre Griepel showed himself at the base of the final climb on Stage 17, so maybe (with everybody else gone home) he's feeling good for this stage. He needs to do something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harlond View Post
    Andre Griepel showed himself at the base of the final climb on Stage 17, so maybe (with everybody else gone home) he's feeling good for this stage. He needs to do something.
    Duque might be able to take him.
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    Griepel better win this one. Hell, there shouldn't be anyone to really challenge him. Otherwise he really needs to STFU in the fued with Cav.

    I'm picking a breakaway winner. With the other big sprinters out, I don't think Columbia is going to get any help controlling a breakaway. They haven't looked as strong as they have in the past. I don't see Garmin pulling either. The GC contender teams will only help to control if someone in the break becomes a potential overall threat. I'm going with Pozzato in the breakaway for the win. Plus, I need the wildcard points on my fantasy team.
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    I hope Greipel takes this one. I'm sure Cav would get a good laugh out of it.
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    This stage will be more boring than todays... yezzz...

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    Yeah, not a thrilling stage, but that is quite a fabulous road they're riding on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrionKhan View Post
    Griepel better win this one. Hell, there shouldn't be anyone to really challenge him. Otherwise he really needs to STFU in the fued with Cav.
    Greipel should probably STFU either way. Cavendish may be an immature jerk but Greipel can't even dream of getting his Palmarès in a hundred years.

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    Well, I was hoping things might get exciting with a little rain. Definitely looks like the boys are taking it easy before the big mountains to come. Yawn.
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    They're leaving it pretty late.

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    Ok, pretty dominating sprint victory for Greipel at least.

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    At last, Greipel, and not with much of a train either.

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    I could say something about blind hogs and acorns, but I'll refrain.
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    Yeah, you can say "finally", but it was a pretty dominating finish, and off of someone else's train. Too bad Farrer wasn't still around, that could have been more interesting.

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    Missed this stage.... sprint finish, Greipel, check! thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicker View Post
    Yeah, you can say "finally", but it was a pretty dominating finish, and off of someone else's train. Too bad Farrer wasn't still around, that could have been more interesting.
    mind you Greipel is used to following Henderson's wheel for a nice leadout.
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    To me, the most impressive thing about Greipel's win was that he dragged his ass over those mountain stages and was even in the race to win today. I give him props for that. Most of the other top sprinters bailed out a while ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrionKhan View Post
    To me, the most impressive thing about Greipel's win was that he dragged his ass over those mountain stages and was even in the race to win today. I give him props for that. Most of the other top sprinters bailed out a while ago.
    If Greipel would have bailed, Columbia would have both no GC rider in contention, and no rider with anything but an outside chance to pick up any stage wins left in the race. No doubt, the sponsor would have liked more out of the Giro than this, but it at least salvages something from the effort beyond using it for training.
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