- Giro d’Italia Thread 2018 – Contains Spoilers
I wanted the break to stay away, but when Carapaz span off the front it looked like might even pull a wheelie he powered off so quickly..
Glad Sky didn’t last long on the front, they tried thier old tactics of the rolling roadblock but they were blown to bits in the end. Good to see Froomie in trouble every now and again, didn’t really see Aru but he seemed happy enough at the finish.
Long old stage that.Posted 9 months agoFantombikerSubscriber
Do you think Froome is deliberately not going for wins /jersey to avoid the media? That said he doesn’t look at all comfortable. Great that Yates is still there but 16s ahead of dumoulin looks very fragile. On that subject commentators said dumoulin. Had only raced 12 days prior to tour? Very strange to then come to a Giro and be a contender?Posted 9 months ago
Do you think Froome is deliberately not going for wins /jersey to avoid the media?
Nah, he rode like shit today (they kept replaying bits of footage of him wobbling & banging into folk as well as his fall) and I thought he looked rough on the line. May still come good but I think tomorrow will be a big day for him.Posted 9 months ago
Can’t help thinking Froome has come in a bit undercooked on purpose with the TdF in mind and will get stronger throughout the race.
though he’s had more race days so far this season than Tom (Tom did manage a showing in the spring classics which probably helps with getting into the cut and thrust of road racing quite well and definitely looks lacking in Froome)Posted 9 months ago
In general, when you talk to them you can see they really want to win. I don’t think they will switch off but, for sure, I this is not great news. They will keep fighting, they have strong morale – and that’s what it is like in this sport. But we are not so often in this situation.
Nice to see a statement from Nic Portal (Sky DS).. the opening “in general” says it all really.
Still think Sky are pulling the funding soon, £20 says it’s after the TdF.Posted 9 months agoconvertSubscriber
It’s pretty scary that Mitchelton Scott have a 2nd very similar variant warming up ready to lead the TdF team. In a way it would be good to have them riding together but sure how it would work unless took turns to ride for each other. They deserve to become a household name as a proper British pair of hard hitting tough brothers a bit like the Brownlees in triathlon.Posted 9 months agoweeksySubscriber
It’s pretty scary that Mitchelton Scott have a 2nd very similar variant warming up ready to lead the TdF team. In a way it would be good to have them riding together but sure how it would work unless took turns to ride for each other. They deserve to become a household name as a proper British pair of hard hitting tough brothers a bit like the Brownlees in triathlon
Which one of them is generally the better ?
If you also throw Chaves in there for discussion, then you’ve got a very strong trio there. Their Domestiques are doing a cracking job at putting them in the right places too.
Was interesting to see y’day that when Froome was struggling, he still had cover from Sky, in the previous days he’s been last man standing, but yesterday he had backup but still didn’t quite have it at the end.
Bernal to the TDF phone !Posted 9 months ago
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