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    Cervelos tactics today?

    I keep on seeing little statements about cervelos tactics in todays giro but no one has gone into detail. Anyone know what happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shocktch45
    I keep on seeing little statements about cervelos tactics in todays giro but no one has gone into detail. Anyone know what happened?
    Serge Pauwels was in a two man breakaway that seemed to have it made, to the finish line. For some reason, Cervelo called him back leaving Bertagnolli in a solo breakaway, who ultimately got the win.

    It was unclear why Pauwels was held back. There was speculation that Sastre might have needed him but in the end, Pauwels probably would have won the stage since he has a better sprint than Bertagnolli.

    So the questionable Cervelo tactic was taking Pauwels out of the lead breakaway in a stage that he likely would have won.

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    Like Lance said: I wouldn't want to be at the Cervelo dinner table.

    No kidding.

    F bombs away maybe?
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    Sastre asked for support and the decision was made to make Pauwels fall back to pull for Sastre. By the time Pauwels finally was told to stop (he was very much disinclined to do so), the situation had changed and Sastre didn't need any support to keep his place in the GC. Cervelo claims that radio reception was poor, but Pauwels says he could hear Jean Paul van Poppel who was in the car behind Sastre. Seems that the communication breakdown was due to human error... The commentators on Sporza were more than a little dismayed at this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shocktch45
    I keep on seeing little statements about cervelos tactics in todays giro but no one has gone into detail. Anyone know what happened?
    I watched the stage last night. Other than the Pauwels screw up, I couldn't figure out for the life of me why the QS rider Seeldrayers seemed to be doing so much work, practically killing himself at times, to bring back Garzelli/Basso?

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