Girmay ….the guy is a force to be reckoned with!
Man…he held that sprint for a LOOOONNNNNGGGG time. MVP looked to be coming around him but Girmay simply faded less than MVP in the last 50M.
He really needs more team support…Intermarche had what looked like 3 other riders in that group and other than a token leadout from Possivivo (I think), there was no organized effort to help out Girmay.
Cool that Wanty has gone from the guys in neon yellow riding no hope TV breakaways to winning races in not too long a period. I say cappello!!!
That’s chapeau in Italian right? Close enough… It’s a good Giro so far.
Your Linguistic Pal,
very awesome finish by Girmay and held those watts for a while. Good tactics for sure by going when he did as he was ahead by a good clip.
That “thumbs up” from MVP as Girmay crossed the line was pretty damn cool…
Yates reminds me of G. Thomas, Ulrich, Lopez, etc. Always talked about as a GC contender, but finds a way to have one (or more) bad days. All of these did win a GT, but their GT track record never lived up to their GC hype. To me, the ability to not have a bad day (or be able to cover when you are on a bad day) is really what makes GT winners so amazing - the ability (luck???) to be so consistent over the 20 stages.
Reports that Girmay got taken to the hospital after getting a champagne cork in his eye…fooooook.
ETA - confirmed. No update on his status.
Lopez hasn’t won a GT yet (Assuming you are talking about MA Lopez)
The bookies and news outlets need to create the hype, but doesn’t mean is a real statement of belief.
My bad. I wrote Lopez, but I conflated Fabio Aru’s Vuelta win with Lopez.
I don’t disagree that bookies / commentators hype riders to create a sense of drama that doesn’t always (never???) exists in reality.
what is wrong with those bottles???
Girmay to make decision in the AM whether he will continue in the Giro…this is such a bummer for him.
Seem a bit trigger happy. But rule number one, never open a bottle with your head directly above it.
And never check a gun with the barrel pointed at your head.
Watching Yates I sometimes catch myself thinking “he’s a bit crap really”. It always reminds me of that meme of a middle-aged guy sat on the couch shouting “Loser” at the TV as some pro gets shelled out the back after doing 6W/Kg for an hour up a mountain.
Man, this doesn’t look good for Girmay to start tomorrow…hope I am wrong.
Lmao. Not that he got hurt but the way it was done
What is wrong with the officials on the stage??? Somebody tell him to not aim a loaded weapon at his face!
Yeah I was joking, but something wierd happened to mvdp also after his stage win. I would guess these guys don’t pop a lot of champagne. Might be a fun training class to have them practice it once or twice.
I dunno…MVP has probably popped more champagne bottles than most people…
Just saw the last 10K replay and I have to say Intermarche did a ton of work to keep that race together… kudos to those boys… they were all likely cooked at the end… given all the hitters that were in that large group, I thought they did a great job… I was actually much more surprised Alpecin didn’t seem to have even one guy there in the last 10K to help MVP