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Read something about how the Vuelta's influence is leading to a decline in the ITT as a component of le Tour. TTT is always nice though.

i love you but i have chosen snarkness (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 15:49 (nine years ago) link

No prologue either, with a sprinter unfriendly bump on the run in to the finish of the first stage.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 15:52 (nine years ago) link

wanna see them copy the giro's weirdo itt from a couple of years ago in cinque terre - a looooooong (1.5 hrs), hilly, dodgy road course for road bikes. cancellara dropped out to avoid- rather than disrupt his preparations BAWK BAWK.

my stomach is full of anger. and pie. (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 16:16 (nine years ago) link

Points system for sprints and KoM are radically different this year.


45 points for a stage win up from 40
Intermediate sprints now carry 20 points with points down to 15th place and only one intermediate per stage


Only mountaintop finishes will carry double points not last climb of the day
Only top six get points for HC, 1, 2 and 3 category climbs
Only first rider gets points for 4th cat climbs

Sprints is most interesting its going to shake up the breakaway dynamic on flat stages, either people wont' get away or big names will have to go if they want to wear green.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 19:40 (nine years ago) link

giro '11 route. mt etna!

for all, in tents and porpoises (haitch), Sunday, 24 October 2010 02:38 (nine years ago) link

That is pretty savage. Colle delle Finestre on the penultimate day before a last day time trial is pretty savage. route should make for an interesting race and should dissuade anyone from thinking the Giro is good preparation for the tour.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 25 October 2010 13:12 (nine years ago) link

al capone charged with tax evasion.

potholes and esso assos (Hunt3r), Saturday, 30 October 2010 14:00 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...
three weeks pass...

Mario Cipollini thinks the current peleton is full of girly men.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 10 December 2010 20:31 (nine years ago) link

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