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post Oct 7 2020, 06:11 PM
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A few days with the thread for this:

Italy's Luca Wackermann was taken to hospital after a helicopter "flying too low" caused a crash near the end of stage four of the Giro d'Italia.

Vini Zabu-KTM's Wackermann and Etienne van Empel both fell in the incident.

Dutch rider Van Empel was able to get back up but his team-mate was less fortunate.

"Wackermann was sent to the hospital, he was barely conscious," team boss Andrea Citracca told Italian TV station RAI2.

"The helicopter was flying too low, the movement of the air blew up the barriers. It is not clear if he has broken his pelvis. The barriers were not tied properly."

Vini Zabu-KTM later confirmed that Wackermann had abandoned the race with a broken nose and has a suspected broken back, along with multiple cuts and bruises.

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post Oct 7 2020, 08:35 PM
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EXCELLENT win for Ganna today! Great to see him stay away from the group when it seemed very unlikely he could, I hadn't really heard of him wxcept for at the World Championships but he could be a big player in the future.

Also I'd rather not have to listen to Wiggins commentate.
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post Oct 9 2020, 07:59 PM
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Demare is doing well for himself as well. 3 wins out of the four stages I've watched ohmy.gif
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post Oct 10 2020, 06:19 PM
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Yates has tested positive for Covid sad.gif Both British hopefuls out early into the race!
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post Oct 13 2020, 06:53 PM
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Jumbo-Visma have withdrawn from the Giro after a positive COVID test.

Decent win from Sagan today though!
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post Oct 14 2020, 10:21 PM
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Sorry neglecting this,

France's Arnaud Demare claimed his fourth win of this years tour in a sprint finish on Stage 11. He held off Peter Sagan and Alvaro Jose Hodeg.
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post Oct 15 2020, 05:13 AM
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Richard Plugge says Team Jumbo-Visma campaigned their fellow teams to postpone the Giro d’Italia, with the team withdrawing from the race after an unsuccessful bid. Jumbo-Visma leader Steven Kruijswijk tested positive for Covid-19 on the rest day.
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post Oct 15 2020, 08:05 PM
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Feel bad for Padun but INEOS really are smashing it with stage wins this year! They should almost be happy Thomas pulled out...
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post Oct 19 2020, 06:47 PM
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Didn't catch yesterday's stage but so glad I saw it today! Kelderman/Hindley did really well but so did Almeida to keep the pink by a handful of seconds. And of course a fab win for Geoghan Hart, a fifth win for Ineos and up to 4th in GC. Would be great to see a British rider get on the podium after the two big name ones dropping out so early ohmy.gif
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post Oct 21 2020, 05:50 PM
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Stage 17 result

1. Ben O'Connor (Aus/NTT Pro Cycling Team) 5hrs 50mins 59secs
2. Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut/Bahrain - McLaren) +31secs
3. Thomas De Gendt (Bel/Lotto - Soudal) +1min 10secs
4. Ilnur Zakarin (Rus/CCC Team) +1min 13secs
5. Kilian Frankiny (Sui/Groupama - FDJ) +1min 55secs
6. Harm Vanhoucke (Bel/Lotto - Soudal) 2mins 49secs
7. Davide Villella (Ita/Movistar Team) 3mins 29secs
8. Oscar Rodríguez (Spa/Astana Pro Team) same time
9. Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eri/NTT Pro Cycling Team) +3mins 30secs
10. Jesper Hansen (Den/Cofidis) +4mins 32secs

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11. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GB/Ineos Grenadiers) + 5mins 11secs

General classification after stage 17

1. Joao Almeida (Por/Deceuninck-Quick-Step) 71hrs 41mins 18secs
2. Wilco Kelderman (Ned/Sunweb) +17secs
3. Jai Hindley (Aus/Sunweb) +2mins 58secs
4. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GB/Ineos Grenadiers) +2mins 59secs
5. Pello Bilbao (Spa/Bahrain-McLaren) +3mins 12secs
6. Rafal Majka (Pol/Bora-Hansgrohe) +3mins 20secs
7. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita/Trek-Segafredo) +3mins 31secs
8. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita/NTT Pro Cycling Team) +3mins 52secs
9. Patrick Konrad (Aut/Bora-Hansgrohe) +4mins 11sec
10. Fausto Masnada (Ita/Deceuninck-Quick-Step) +4mins 26secs
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post Oct 21 2020, 06:56 PM
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I was rooting for Tratnik yesterday but I did feel a bit for O'Connor finishing second so good to see him take the stage today! A rather disappointing GC stage though...
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post Oct 22 2020, 06:55 PM
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The Grand Tours are really throwing up the surprises this year aren't they, fab stage to watch! Kelderman, who was 15 seconds behind Almeida, gains two minutes on him, but loses 2 and a half minutes to the two riders directly behind him giving us 15 seconds between 1st and 3rd laugh.gif Both Teo and Hindley in a very good position to take the stage now.
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post Oct 24 2020, 06:54 PM
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Hindley and Geoghan Hart on the same time with only the time trial left ohmy.gif What a year!
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If I understand it correctly, Hindley beat Geoghan Hart comfortably on the first, downhill TT, while Geoghan Hart beat Hindley comfortably in the second, uphill TT.

The final one is flat. Could end up being very, very close.
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post Oct 26 2020, 08:13 PM
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QUOTE(PeteFromLeeds @ Oct 19 2020, 06:47 PM) *
Would be great to see a British rider get on the podium after the two big name ones dropping out so early ohmy.gif

Well I certainly wasn't expecting him to win the thing laugh.gif This is the first time I've really noticed him as a GC contender (I remember the year he was joint leader in the Vuelta and did terribly) but brilliant to see an underrated British rider taking the win, I love an underdog winner. Would have liked an even smaller gap between him and Hindley after the closeness going into the time trial but a fantastic race nonetheless.
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