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    The Official Giro D'Italia 2017 thread

    Bit early I know but I wanted to get in there first! haha

    Little bit on the Beeb from G talking about his campaign for the first GT this year.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/39596573

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    Grovelled up a few of the Giro climbs last year. Stage 16 is hideous, Mortirolo and two ascents of the Stelvio.

    I would have liked to have seen Aru race it this year, but seems he's out of action. I am behind Astana this year as they're riding Argon18!
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    What gearing did you have? Must be so cool to see the Pros go up roads you have punished yourself on! Can't wait, just hope I can get round the Letape.

    Remind me again what happened again? I do seem to remember hearing something that I have duly forgotten. Isn't Astana a big load of cheats though?!

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    32/34, which at times was not enough! Got round the Alps on a 27, but not sure I'd recommend it, particularly on a tough day like the Etape.

    Aru crashed on a descent in training, knackered his knee. Astana are tainted by the involvement of Vinokurov, who has an interesting history along with a number of unfortunate revelations regarding a few of their riders, and a certain Mr Armstrong who rode for them. But that's all in the past!
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    The other half bought me the Potenza 32 cassette for me Bday the other day. Just need the longer arm rear mech now to go with. No way I would attempt it without.

    Wasn't Bertie with them too? Not sure if the beef was with Astana or someone else though. Bad injury then, I take it!

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    I'm not sure Astana's cheating mentality is so much in the past,

    https://youtu.be/K0Db10odClg


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee C View Post
    I'm not sure Astana's cheating mentality is so much in the past,

    https://youtu.be/K0Db10odClg

    That was just hilarious... the sad thing was Nibs seemed to be going well to start with, before he umm got his bibs stuck round the door mirror.
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    That was hilarious! Ooh I've accidentally found myself doing 40+ up this hill! Ha ha

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    And for those of us that are too tight to pay for sky, Giro highlights are being shown daily at 10pm on Quest, a freeview channel.
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    Did they say during LBL that one of the Yates brothers has been pulled from the Giro?!

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