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Old 05-06-13, 11:51 AM   #1
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Giro, Stage 4: Policastro - Serra San Bruno

At 246km, the second longest stage of this year's race. A big climb towards the finish, but nothing that should trouble the big guns.
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Old 05-06-13, 04:43 PM   #2
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First post on the site, looking forward to a great Giro!

I think this stage will begin to show us who the big GC contenders are. I'm hoping Movistar will Intxausti/Cobo a good platform to work from, although my head says it's a Team Sky stage all day long.
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Old 05-07-13, 09:11 AM   #3
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Great watching, I absolutely love watching a real endurance stage like this.

I know the Sky-bots aren't much fun tactically...But Kanstantin Sivtsov is just awesome to watch. Hope he has more success in the coming years.
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Split in the leading group in the last Km.

Wiggins drops back slightly on gc.
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Wiggins seems to have lost about 20 sec. on first group which included Nibali, Evans and Hesjedal. He's 6th now a couple of secs. behind Nibali and Hesjedal. Evans up to 10th.
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They may give Wiiggins his time back, as he was caught behind the crash in last 3k.

And if DiLuca had been alone and could have driven solo without worry of how to beat the Colombian, he'd have won it.
He was flat out on fire.
I always enjoy watching the true purist racers.
Much like Paolini yesterday.
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They may give Wiiggins his time back, as he was caught behind the crash in last 3k.

And if DiLuca had been alone and could have driven solo without worry of how to beat the Colombian, he'd have won it.
He was flat out on fire.
I always enjoy watching the true purist racers.
Much like Paolini yesterday.
Eurosport are reporting that he was held up by three riders who crash however as he himself didn't hit the deck he wasn't given the same time. Expect an appeal.
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Eurosport are reporting that he was held up by three riders who crash however as he himself didn't hit the deck he wasn't given the same time. Expect an appeal.
Great way to encourage "flopping". Such a stupid stipulation.
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He doesn't have to hit the deck.
Many times a horde of riders is held up in last 3k and they end up getting the same time as the group they were with.
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He doesn't have to hit the deck.
Many times a horde of riders is held up in last 3k and they end up getting the same time as the group they were with.
^ correct, this is exactly what happened at the end of stage 1
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I was paraphrasing, that's not exactly what Eurosport reported but close enough!
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At 246km, the second longest stage of this year's race. A big climb towards the finish, but nothing that should trouble the big guns.
Di Luca is a beast!
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Old 05-07-13, 03:21 PM   #13
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The explanation according to VeloNews:

http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/...me-loss_285496
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