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To quote Rob Hayles "It's not the British winner we expected today, but it's a British winner so who cares?" Indeed.... expect fireworks tomorrow.... after all, Monday is a rest day... lets see how Nibali handles the pressure... and the attacks!
@ irzal: Cadel didn't do too bad (7th) for a rider who is 'too old'. Nibali rode very well though.
Well Wiggins is still as always in the hunt , and with team sky behind him looks like it's going his way , praise the lord!!
Watching this in Oz... amusing. Guys, forget about how well Evans did only losing 30 seconds to Wiggo.... look at the flags of the top 2 on the stage..... if Alex D holds on how many stages wins is that so far in the giro... I think that's 4 (including the TTT). By the way, ignore that last official time check.... its rubbish... i.e. wrong!
Nibali.... up on all the TT experts at the first check..... when he was consistently losing minutes to them in the TdF TTs...... funny how he suddenly gets so much better after a move to Astana..... a team with a few dodgy riders in the past..... and a very dodgy manager... Mr Daz himself Vinokurov
So, if Wiggo is sick, and crashed and had a bike change... and only finished 10 seconds off the lead..... not that bad really
I think Vaughters has just given us the reason why Wiggo is in the shi*e at the moment.... he is literally in it!
Ten minutes without an update!!!
Phil Liggett... don't you dare retire!
Who is this commentator on Eurosport, has no idea what's going on.
Ok. This is a joke. Did the Sky bus run 15 black cats over on the way to the start in Naples! Funnily enough, in 1989, Sean Yates actually crashed after hitting a black cat in the Giro! Italian cats strike back! Come on Wiggo, put it down on the road and win it!
Looking forward to see dutch jongster Kelderman, he has a good time trail so I think he has a change to move up in the classification as I see Gesink drop to place 20 or so after this itt.
Wiggins won the last year Tour based on Team Sky strategy and order, infact Froome proved his power. This Giro is as a right time for Wiggins to perform his own capability without Froome. But ... I think he can't as yesterday he lossed more than 1 minutes due to only soft landing to the pavement, funny show ..
Good call Igor... Kišerlovski has a good a chance as any of them.... and there have already been a few surprises in races in Italy this season (i.e. Milan San Remo)!!
I' m fan of Radioshack and Kiserlovski,if it's going to be dry race all day Wiggins can easily give 2-3 minutes to none-timetrialists GC guys like Kiserlovski and Scarponi are.But i think its going to be rainy race so gap to wiggins will be smaller beacuse he will "stop" on all downhill curves so gap around 1 minute to Wiggins and Kiserlovski can be happy.
Assuming he isn't ill, Jack Bobridge will probably post a time that won't be beaten until some of the favourites come in.... as he is usually pretty good against the clock. Wiggo will hopefully win today, as he certainly needs a confidence boost! Don't agree that he is nothing without Froome. Whilst Froome was probably the strongest in the mountains in the Tour last year, I don't think Froome would have had the mental strength to lead the tour for the duration that Wiggo did... This year Froome can prove me wrong (unless he gets into a Hinault / Lemond battle with Wiggo!!)... which will be great for British Cycling, and another positive story for African cycling (following on from Milan San Remo). Great Giro so far though... full of drama!
I am sorry that noubody didnt mentioned my countryman Robert Kišerlovski, he was very good past week, if he survive today cronometar with small time loss, he will be one of favorites even to win this Giro, because real mountain stages are stil to come next two week. Robert is good climber, he is well preparied and focus only on Giro this year, this is his 3th Giro, and hi is capiten of of good team Radioshack !!! Go Kišerlovski Croatia is with you!!!
Ray, sorry to say that Cadel has already out of date, too old to compete, now it is a time for Nibali. Meanwhile, Wiggin is almost nothing without Froome beside him.
I'd like to see Cadel Evans shine through any time soon.
Where´s Fabian when you need him? Hopefully there will be a little more to the race than Wiggins today, who knows though?
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