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Giro Rest Day #2

Old 05-27-08, 08:20 AM
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Giro Rest Day #2

Goodmorning (or afternoon) everyone!

I got up this morning at my usual time. Started some coffee. Stumbled to my computer. Went to http://www.chicagotribune.com/ to check today's weather (too cold for this time of year!!). Then went to http://cyclingfans.com/ to see what time today's stage would start. I then suddenly realized that there is no race today!!! (duh!)

I can't decide what to do with all this extra time? What are you doing on this "rest day"?

Anyone know what will the racers be doing today? (That is if they can crawl out of bed after the past few days)

Sally
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Old 05-27-08, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by LittleSally View Post
Goodmorning (or afternoon) everyone!

I got up this morning at my usual time. Started some coffee. Stumbled to my computer. Went to http://www.chicagotribune.com/ to check today's weather (too cold for this time of year!!). Then went to http://cyclingfans.com/ to see what time today's stage would start. I then suddenly realized that there is no race today!!! (duh!)

I can't decide what to do with all this extra time? What are you doing on this "rest day"?

Anyone know what will the racers be doing today? (That is if they can crawl out of bed after the past few days)

Sally
Apparently a 4 hour/400km transfer(depending on who you think is correct) and a good spin to let the legs recover.

As for the extra time you have, can I borrow some of that?
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Old 05-27-08, 08:33 AM
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Paolo Bettini will be posting on Bike Forums to inquire about whether the XXS sizing on Performance Elite bibs will be too big on him.
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Originally Posted by LittleSally View Post
Goodmorning (or afternoon) everyone!

I got up this morning at my usual time. Started some coffee. Stumbled to my computer. Went to http://www.chicagotribune.com/ to check today's weather (too cold for this time of year!!). Then went to http://cyclingfans.com/ to see what time today's stage would start. I then suddenly realized that there is no race today!!! (duh!)

I can't decide what to do with all this extra time? What are you doing on this "rest day"?

Anyone know what will the racers be doing today? (That is if they can crawl out of bed after the past few days)

Sally
David Millar will probably look for some more reporters to whinge to.
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Old 05-27-08, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
David Millar will probably look for some more reporters to whinge to.
Maybe he can have a beer with Jens.
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Old 05-27-08, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by skinnyone View Post
As for the extra time you have, can I borrow some of that?
Sure! I'd rather give it to you than to use it to clean my house.

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Old 05-27-08, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by LittleSally View Post
Sure! I'd rather give it to you than to use it to clean my house.

Sally
Cleaning is way overrated . Id say go ride the bici and maybe practice your bike toss

Oddly I only clean my house is I need to do something else Id really rather not do.
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Originally Posted by CyLowe97 View Post
Paolo Bettini will be posting on Bike Forums to inquire about whether the XXS sizing on Performance Elite bibs will be too big on him.
I got his autograph (on my maglia rosa!) at a stage of the 2005 Giro. I couldn't believe such a small guy could put out SO MUCH power. I'm 5' 8" and felt like a giant next to him!

... Brad
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
David Millar will probably look for some more reporters to whinge to.
Done.

Millar not impressed with Corones circus

By Gregor Brown in Plan de Corones
David Millar doesn't mind some spectacle, but three days in a row is too much in his opinion
Photo : Roberto Bettini (Click for larger image)

"There is no doubt it is spectacular, but it is just a circus now," stated Britain's David Millar to Cyclingnews after his run up the Plan de Corones ski slope. The 31 year-old of Slipstream rode the 12.9-kilometre Giro d'Italia stage from San Vigilio di Marebbe in a time of 46'48", 6'22" behind winner Franco Pellizotti, but was concerned with the overall difficulties of the Italian Grand Tour.

The 91st Giro d'Italia started off in Italy's south, on the island of Sicilia, and it was marked by a first week of long transfers and sketchy roads, made worse by inclement weather. The finale of the three-week races is not letting up: the race has entered its first high-mountains stages, including three days in the Dolomites – Alpe di Pampeago, Passo Fedaia and Plan de Corones.

"Yes, definitely," Millar responded, when asked if the Plan de Corones mountain time trial stage was too much of a show. "You can do this stage one off, but not after the two mountain stages we had just done and the first week we did. It is the combination of everything that is getting to us. It is a good idea to do spectacular stuff like this, but not day in and day out, day in and day out."

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