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PeteFromLeeds
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Welcome to the Giro d’Italia discussion thread! With the first Grand Tour of the year getting going next Saturday I thought I’d create a separate space to discuss all the going-ons of the race as we track the route to Milan! Whether you’re watching every second of the action, just catching up when you can or even just hearing the results through the grapevine you’re most welcome to post in here.

UK Live coverage will be on Eurosport and S4C (if you fancy commentary in Welsh) with a handy highlights show on Quest at 7pm every evening.
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Who are the contenders?

Egan Bernal – Winner of the 2019 Tour de France and spent his first few years as a professional in Italy so will know some of the roads. Will have the strongest team (Ineos) around him although there are still concerns about his back given his diagnosis with scoliosis.
Simon Yates – Winner of the 2018 Vuelta and has won a number of Giro stages, although hasn’t finished Top 10 in a Grand Tour since the 2019 Giro.
Aleksandr Vlasov – Underperformed at last year’s Vuelta but constantly tipped as a dark horse; finished second at this year’s Paris-Nice and third in Tour of the Alps.
Hugh Carthy – Looking to build on a surprise podium place at last year’s Vuelta, although his tour pedigree is still a work in progress.
Joao Almeida – Held the Pink Jersey for 15 stages last year and still managed to finish fourth; will likely gain chunks of time in the time trials.
Jai Hindley – Last year’s runner-up, equal on time with Geohegan-Hart going into the last day so definitely a contender although this year’s field will be significantly stronger.

Mikel Landa, Pavel Sivakov, Bauke Mollema, Romain Bardet and Emmanuel Buchmann will also be outside chances for the win.
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Prediction Card: (fill in as much or as little as you’d like!)

GC Top 5:
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Other Jerseys:
Blue (Mountains) Jersey:
Cyclamen (Sprinters/Points) Jersey:
White (Young riders) Jersey:
Team Classification:
Combativity Award:

How much time will separate the Top 2?
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Fantastic presentation here, Pete, smile.gif

I'll fill in my predictions later mate. And the form guide is brilliant.
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Cheers Mack!

Here's my shot at predictions:

GC Top 5:
1. Simon Yates
2. Jai Hindley
3. Aleksandr Vlasov
4. Joao Almeida
5. Pavel Sivakov (going out on a limb here and saying that Bernal will pull out midway through the race and Sivakov will get the chance to race for himself)

Other Jerseys:
Blue (Mountains) Jersey: Ruben Guerreiro
Cyclamen (Sprinters/Points) Jersey: Armaud Demare
White (Young riders) Jersey: Jai Hindley
Team Classification: Movistar
Combativity Award: Romain Bardet (although literally could be anyone)

How much time will separate the Top 2? 51 seconds
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GC Top 5:
1. Simon Yates
2. Joao Almeida
3. Aleksandr Vlasov
4. Hugh Carthy
5. Pavel Sivakov

Other Jerseys:
Blue (Mountains) Jersey: Ruben Guerreiro
Cyclamen (Sprinters/Points) Jersey: Armaud Demare
White (Young riders) Jersey: Joao Almeida
Team Classification: Movistar
Combativity Award: Romain Bardet (although literally could be anyone)

How much time will separate the Top 2? 1 minute and 11 seconds
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^ I think your GC prediction would put Almeida in the white jersey Mack! Don't worry, it's an easy thing to miss happy.gif
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One day to go! Stage 1 is a flat 8km time trial so shouldn't produce too many gaps but should still be exciting to watch.
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QUOTE(PeteFromLeeds @ May 7 2021, 05:49 PM) *
One day to go! Stage 1 is a flat 8km time trial so shouldn't produce too many gaps but should still be exciting to watch.


Ooh thanks for the reminder!
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PeteFromLeeds
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The opening time trial is won - unsurprisingly - by the current World Time Trial Champion, Filippo Ganna.

Almeida fares the best out of the contenders, no-one losing significant amounts of time though. Fairly standard stage!
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