Cycle, crash, cycle, crash, cycle thread

Pinot was in the break so took a lot of the points and now leads.

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Dunbar lost a few seconds and slips back to 5th. It’s between Thomas and Roglic now. Roglic took three seconds back.

The state of Orla


Bit scary. I log onto GCN for the highlights every evening to see her latest rig out. The lads on the panel are very professional in fairness.


She had a tough start to the day tbf. But she wears what she wants to her credit.

This will be savage tomorrow. Thomas might take a few seconds out of Roglic in the first half.

Giro d’Italia 2023 stage 20 preview

By Jackie Tyson

published April 25, 2023

Stage 20: Tarvisio - Monte Lussari Tudor ITT, 18.6 km - Time trial

Stage 20 profile(Image credit: RCS Sport)

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Stage 20 map(Image credit: RCS Sport)

Saturday is the culmination in a trio of mountaintop finishes, and this one packs most of its 1,050 metres of climbing into the final 9.8km of an imposing 18.6km individual time trial.

Stage 20 begins in Tarvisio with 11km of slightly uphill terrain. A short kick of 15% in gradient signals the beginning of a 6km stretch along the Alpe Adria Cycle Route, which uses old railway lines to cross casually across the entire Valcanale Valley and pass to Austria. However, the ride for pros on this Giro is anything but casual.

Once across a bridge to pass over glacial runoff waters, it signals the final steep section, which is also the first intermediate time check. There are two more time checks, one at kilometre 14.3 and one at kilometre 17.8.

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The final climb snakes through the woods on narrow concrete-surfaced roads with many switchbacks. The first 5km reach approximately 15% on average, peaking above 20%. Once out of the forest, the gradient falls to 4% for a short stretch, but ramps back up. In the final kilometre the gradient jumps to 22% for a section, then back to 8% going into a double bend where the last 150 metres lurch upward at 16%. This race against the clock pits man versus mountain to see who will wear pink for the finale on Sunday.

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That’ll sort the wheat from the chaff.

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Fuck me the scenery today :heart_eyes::heart_eyes:

Tomorrow should be good craic alright. Bike changes half way through and everything. Hopefully Dunbar can hold on to 5th. Lost a lot of time today to lads around him

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Top 5 are off from 5pm CET if anyones interested


Disaster for Roglic. Chain falls off.

And he still wins the Maglia Rosa. What an effort

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Delighted for him. Eleven seconds

Dunbar 7th great performance

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Cav wins the final stage


Orla forgot the skirt today @Locke

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Orla’s an alright sort

Upend it