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    Giro d'Italia - Stage 13 - Spoilers Allowed

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    Note: This thread may contain a spoiler. Do not read further until you have seen the stage for yourself or have no objection to a spoiler.

    Stage 12 Recap

    We seem to be witnessing a changing of the guard here at this yearís Giro díItalia. Once sure winners like Nibali, Griepel, Costa and Rolland are giving way to the likes of Gaviria, Polanc and Fraile. Stage 12 just seemed to reinforce this tendency as Fernando Gaviria (QuickStep) secured his third sprint victory in this Giro. His points jersey looks secure into Milano at this time.

    On the GC, Ton Dumoulin (Sunweb) is looking pretty secure as well. Should he lose his jersey in the upcoming stages, the timetrial in Stage 20 will probably get it back for him. That is, unless one of his rivals can demolish him in the mountains, which is seeming less and less likely. The fat lady is getting ready to sing!

    General Classification (Top Ten) after Stage 12:
    1) Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) 52:41:08
    2) Nairo Quintana (Movistar) 0:02:23
    3) Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) 0:02:38
    4) Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) 0:02:40
    5) Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) 0:02:47
    6) Andrey Amador (Movistar) 0:03:05
    7) Bob Jungels (QuickStep) 0:03:56
    8) Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R La Mondiale) 0:03:59
    9) Tanel Kangert (Astana)
    10) Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin) 0:04:17

    The Jerseys:
    Leader: Dumoulin
    Points: Gaviria
    Mountains: Fraile
    Young: Jungels

    Stage 13: Reggio Emilia Ė Tortona , 167km
    A Sprinterís stage if ever there was one. A pancake flat route in the Po Valley should yield a few breakaways to be reeled in by the sprinterís teams during the approach to Tortona (just North of Genova) for an exciting sprint finish. An easy day in the pink for our Maglia Rosa. Enjoy the Italian countryside or, if you have access to a live broadcast, catch the last ten minutes live Ė record the rest for a rainy day.

    My call: Not that my calls have been particularly on-point this Giro, but Iíll go out on a limb with calling this one for Gavi.

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    is there an evil curve at the very end?

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    Bennett breaks through
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    Geraint pulls out. Probably best, since he intends to do TdF.
    I need to look for info on his injury. I feel bad for the guy, but more important is TdF Fantasy League. /jk Get well Geraint!

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    It appears he had an off before the pile up where he dislocated his shoulder. It is his knee that is the main problem and it might have been injured in both incidents. At least he gave it a good go before leaving the Giro.

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    Four wins for Gavi - stunning!

    Was not on my radar - less than stunning!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LostViking View Post
    Was not on my radar - less than stunning!
    You and me both!

    That sprint today was spectacular. I'd say we have a new star in the firmament.

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    Misery loves company.

    How might my Fantasy Giro team be doing if I had just picked Gavi as "filler"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LostViking View Post
    Misery loves company.

    How might my Fantasy Giro team be doing if I had just picked Gavi as "filler"?
    You want to know what's worse than not thinking of him? I actually had him selected and then moved to Modolo to add someone else that isn't even performing great. I had Dumoulin in one of my early versions too, but went to Mollema. I hate myself sometimes....
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    I wanted to have both Jungels and Doumoulin for the time trials, came down to the end and i couldn't fit both in, so went with Jungels. Should have juggled to keep them both. Had both Geraint Thomas and Rohan Dennis.

    Thought about Gaviria and went with Caleb Ewan instead. What is it they say about hindsight?
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    I also had thought about both Dumoulin and Jungels for the TTs and went with Jungels. I'm with you on should have found a way to put them both on the team.

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    Jungels not so bad a choice though...
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