Stage 16 Limone sul Garda - Falzes/Pfalzen 174km
Posted 22 May 2012 - 12:48 PM
The last climb is not overall very step, but starts going up about 70km from the finish, and just keeps going up. Then to make sure the legs really get some sting, there are a couple short steep ramps including right at the finish.
The race is on. Wish I were going to be watching it instead of heading to work.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 01:05 PM
Not sure who in the breakaway group has the best punch in their legs for that short climb. I would think the JRod will want to get a little more time on the other GC contenders when the main group gets there.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:33 PM
Can not understand why Rodriguez knowing that he is going to lose time both in the TT and on the long climbs to come, didn't try to put a little more time in the bank on this stage that fit his style to the "T".
Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:09 PM
I think it wasn't so steep, and the last kilometre was pretty flat. They would likely have hunted him down.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:56 PM
Absolutely. He may still do well in the high mountains, even though he is at his best in the short, punchy climbs. What I think is more likely to work against him is that he peaked for the classics.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:38 PM
I guess that is what I get for basing my opinion on a low scale profile, and a ticker instead of waiting until I could watch the recorded race.
Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:53 AM
Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:09 AM
Lil' Delilah will be one hungry girl if she demands that kind of quantity
/insert joke about Peta Todd and feeding 'quality'