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Old 12.05.2009, 14:31
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Giro D'Italia cento anni! Update

It is great so far !

Today is the first mountain stage, what are your bets ?

I wanted to order me one "maglia rosa", but they are all sold out already. 100 years and signed D&G to boot, they went sold out fast.
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Old 12.05.2009, 14:42
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Re: Giro D'Italia cento anni! Update

Surely you should be posting this thread on road bike review "Swiss Alpine Rider".
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Old 12.05.2009, 14:45
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Re: Giro D'Italia cento anni! Update

strange so far with so much separation on flat stages due to some crashes. I kind of liked VandeVelde as an underdog (being an American and not on the Lance bandwagon fully)..not anymore. Still see Basso winning but could be someone like Rogers. I don't see Leipheimer winning.....
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Re: Giro D'Italia cento anni! Update

Personally I'm not sure any of the big favourites will make much of an effort today. Instead they will possibly try to save energy and limit losses. Its very early and having to defend a position this early in a race is not the easiest thing to do.

I think someone who is a mountain classification hopeful, rather then a GC hopeful will go for today's stage and take the Jersey off Al Jet.

I could be wrong, and if so maybe Basso might try to test his legs.
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Re: Giro D'Italia cento anni! Update

I want one



only some in XL left
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Old 12.05.2009, 14:50
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Personally I'm not sure any of the big favourites will make much of an effort today. Instead they will possibly try to save energy and limit losses. Its very early and having to defend a position this early in a race is not the easiest thing to do.

I think someone who is a mountain classification hopeful, rather then a GC hopeful will go for today's stage and take the Jersey off Al Jet.

I could be wrong, and if so maybe Basso might try to test his legs.
today, oh today, Di Luca wins today. It is a stage for him
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Old 12.05.2009, 14:50
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Re: Giro D'Italia cento anni! Update

Salsa surely you don't need an XL? - A fine sporty specimen of a man like yourself?
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I want one



only some in XL left
Surely you wouldn't have the audacity to wear it while riding though?

Being a replica trophy, and general bad form etc....

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Re: Giro D'Italia cento anni! Update

My bet is on Armstrong today, no question about it I might sneak home soon and watch it on Eurosport.

On Friday, they will pass through Switzerland. I am contemplating taking the train from Zurich to Susch, and riding to somewhere near the top of the 180m climb into Ardez. Probably not an eventful climb, but might be fun to see nonetheless. Any interest or suggestions?



Edit: Are they really riding 244 km on this stage?? =O
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Old 12.05.2009, 14:55
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Salsa surely you don't need an XL? - A fine sporty specimen of a man like yourself?
I need an M.

I'll probably buy one in XL to give it to Dougal's Breakfast as a gift so he can forgive me for calling him fat
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Old 12.05.2009, 14:58
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I need an M.

I'll probably buy one in XL to give it to Dougal's Breakfast as a gift so he can forgive me for calling him fat

have you ever bought any cycling gear in Italy? You might need a XXL. A M barely fits over one of my arms.
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Old 12.05.2009, 15:00
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have you ever bought any cycling gear in Italy? You might need a XXL. A M barely fits over one of my arms.
Nalinis in M fit me ( very snug now but fit anyway )

Probably an L could be OK to wear it casually, but an XL would be certainly big.

And as about wearing it on rides, not really, it is more a collectable item.
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Old 12.05.2009, 15:01
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I need an M.

I'll probably buy one in XL to give it to Dougal's Breakfast as a gift so he can forgive me for calling him fat
I'm not sure I see the humour in this comment. Some people could take it as quite insulting.
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Old 12.05.2009, 15:05
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I'm not sure I see the humour in this comment. Some people could take it as quite insulting.
It is just like British sarcasm, you find it funny, we non-brits find it quite insulting.

"There is not a bad word said, but a bad word understood" as it's said overseas....

there was no insult of offense intended.

but please don't derail the trhead, let's just keep it about the Giro
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Re: Giro D'Italia cento anni! Update

Great footage of ye olde Giro in 1953. Fausto Coppi (IT) beats Hugo Koblett (CH)

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Old 12.05.2009, 15:18
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Re: Giro D'Italia cento anni! Update

cool !

When you see that, it becomes even more amazing.

Those guys were racing and climbing those hills in heavy steel bikes, 5 speeds down tube shifters, and a on a 42 teeth ring.

I have my oldie bike, it is steel, 6 speeds, and was probably standard racing equipment on the 80's but weights a ton compared to nowadays bikes.
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Re: Giro D'Italia cento anni! Update

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let's just keep it about the Giro

ok then, anyone care to make a wager on how soon before the first doping scandal?....
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ok then, anyone care to make a wager on how soon before the first doping scandal?....

They will probably bust a someone 5 weeks after the end of the Giro...that is fairly typical for the Giro.
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Old 12.05.2009, 15:23
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I have my oldie bike, it is steel, 6 speeds, and was probably standard racing equipment on the 80's but weights a ton compared to nowadays bikes.
Great, now stop talking about it and get out and ride it.
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Old 12.05.2009, 15:25
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Re: Giro D'Italia cento anni! Update

He's not in the Giro, but the news about Tom Boonen and the Cocaine test where all around.

BTW, I a watching the Giro in Italian and is super cool like that, the RSI2 has a good coverage of it, with many interviews in site. ( I record it and watch it a home at night)

The Eurosport one is more like they are on some booth in England watching and commenting the transmision at distance.
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