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Old 10-24-20, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
wow. tgh killing it. good for him. tomorrow's last stage....that pancake-flat tt will be exciting to watch the jai/tgh duel for the pink.

if tgh wins the giro, that may be enough for team MTBrider to snatch the pink jersey at the last possible moment.
Crossing my fingers for Tao! I didn't expect him to perform this good and get this far! I only chose him because I saw him in person at the 2018 Amgen and his performance as a domestique for Bernal that race caught my attention. lol
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Old 10-24-20, 04:27 PM
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Old 10-25-20, 07:37 AM
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Oh Rohan made third to get me more points. I feel like one4smoke will pip me for Maglia Nera. I'll pull on my rainbow jersey and start celebrating before the line...
I do believe you will be right. I'll wear it proudly.
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Old 10-25-20, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by one4smoke View Post
I do believe you will be right. I'll wear it proudly.
I don't know I'm trying to work some numbers out. I'm 66 points down on you, but as of this moment Campaenerts has the fastest time and I have Dennis as well. You'd think those two would place top five. But you have Fuglsang who's sixth on GC and Sagan who's second in points which counts for end of tour points?
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Old 10-25-20, 08:32 AM
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I don't know I'm trying to work some numbers out. I'm 66 points down on you, but as of this moment Campaenerts has the fastest time and I have Dennis as well. You'd think those two would place top five. But you have Fuglsang who's sixth on GC and Sagan who's second in points which counts for end of tour points?
Noooooooo, I want the jersey! It'll make me look slimmer...
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Old 10-25-20, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
for team ineos...could be time to cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war. free tgh!

*edit...oh ganna then? that's how it's gonna be? whatevs.*
This pretty much summed up this year's Giro! Incredible!

EF snagged the polka dots and a stage win, this year is looking OK for Vaughters.
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Old 10-25-20, 02:03 PM
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it's wrapped up! team USAZorro holds on in the last week to clinch the giro and accompanying pink jersey and the two-handed trophy!
team MTBrider made it a close one tho at the finish and takes a well-deserved second place.
that bottom step of the podium team is probably best not being mentioned at all in decent company.

in the hard-fought battle for cellar dweller supremacy, none shall pass team Riders On The Storm. nobody does it better...
at least for now. a valiant effort by team Malted Grains but alas! team ROTS will wear the coveted maglia nera for a least a year.

thanks to everyone that played and for suffering through a multitude of poor roster choices as well as the usual blizzard of horrible predictions.
ciao, baby!
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Old 10-25-20, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
it's wrapped up! team USAZorro holds on in the last week to clinch the giro and accompanying pink jersey and the two-handed trophy!
team MTBrider made it a close one tho at the finish and takes a well-deserved second place.
that bottom step of the podium team is probably best not being mentioned at all in decent company.

in the hard-fought battle for cellar dweller supremacy, none shall pass team Riders On The Storm. nobody does it better...
at least for now. a valiant effort by team Malted Grains but alas! team ROTS will wear the coveted maglia nera for a least a year.

thanks to everyone that played and for suffering through a multitude of poor roster choices as well as the usual blizzard of horrible predictions.
ciao, baby!
YES!!! I'd like to THANK all those riders I chose (minus Sagan) that made this possible. You fellas suck...er... rock! You've made a dream come true.
(tears of ...happiness)
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Old 10-25-20, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
it's wrapped up! team USAZorro holds on in the last week to clinch the giro and accompanying pink jersey and the two-handed trophy!
team MTBrider made it a close one tho at the finish and takes a well-deserved second place.
that bottom step of the podium team is probably best not being mentioned at all in decent company.

in the hard-fought battle for cellar dweller supremacy, none shall pass team Riders On The Storm. nobody does it better...
at least for now. a valiant effort by team Malted Grains but alas! team ROTS will wear the coveted maglia nera for a least a year.

thanks to everyone that played and for suffering through a multitude of poor roster choices as well as the usual blizzard of horrible predictions.
ciao, baby!
2020 just keeps on bringing it. I've never even been close to a podium before. Pure luck as I say. Fun times and thanks for setting this up!
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Old 10-25-20, 04:10 PM
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MTBrider had me sweating bullets. ooga-booga is always a force. If poor Daryl hasn't been left to bleed out in a bathtub somewhere south of the equator, the kidney snatcher can't be left without surveillance.

Note to the Giro organizers. Yes, we've seen two GTs decided very late this year (which is not a bad thing), but two TTs is more than enough for even a three week race, imo.
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Old 10-26-20, 01:08 AM
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can't believe we actually made it to the true end of the giro with so many potential shutdown scenarios seemingly every other day.

excited to see the young bloods continuing to step up and push the old guard aside. this year has been a revelation.
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
can't believe we actually made it to the true end of the giro with so many potential shutdown scenarios seemingly every other day.

excited to see the young bloods continuing to step up and push the old guard aside. this year has been a revelation.
Indeed. il Squalo said as much. What a race!! I'm still stuck on the Stelvio but know how it all ends.

Brailsford is in the press saying enough of the defensive, smothering stuff, we're Grenadiers and we love to race and we're going to do that and be a hot racing mess in the future like the French teams but without all the losing (well, that's hyperbole, but only the last clause). Heck, maybe even USAZorro will be a fan.

I may follow that approach with my next season's picks; nothing to lose.

We've had our own share of meteoric rises and falls here, plus some good repartee here. It's been a refreshing change from being a Covid hermit.
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Indeed. il Squalo said as much. What a race!! I'm still stuck on the Stelvio but know how it all ends.

Brailsford is in the press saying enough of the defensive, smothering stuff, we're Grenadiers and we love to race and we're going to do that and be a hot racing mess in the future like the French teams but without all the losing (well, that's hyperbole, but only the last clause). Heck, maybe even USAZorro will be a fan.

I may follow that approach with my next season's picks; nothing to lose.

We've had our own share of meteoric rises and falls here, plus some good repartee here. It's been a refreshing change from being a Covid hermit.
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4 spots from the bottom, I'll take it
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