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It's a little disappointing not to see a Discovery rider in the attack group today. This stage is similar to the queen stage in the Tour last year that George won, where the MJ/MR has such a big lead in the GC that he doesn't care to chase down the break (in fact, Basso would probably rather it stay out there at about 6 minutes to prevent a counterattack from a Gutierrez). This would have been a perfect day to send Danielson or Chechu out on the break (though they might have chased down Chechu). If nothing else, you might salvage something from this Giro by winning a stage. Or you might put someone in position to help Paolo if he finds his legs today on the last climb.

It's been a disappointing Giro from the American team, to say the least. They clearly were right in their concerns about Danielson holding up in the third week.
 

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Actually, Discovery did win a stage in this Giro, the first one.

Why didn't Voigt contest the sprint? The CN live feed doesn't say.

Edit: Never mind, read the answer in the Voigt thread, should have guessed, Voigt's the man.
 

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yep

harlond said:
Actually, Discovery did win a stage in this Giro, the first one.
Yep, had the maglia rosa for a couple of days too. Also, Paolo has been in the combination jersey for the entire race and I don't see him losing it. Then Rubiera was second on a stage (and Paolo was second on another stage as well). And of course il Falco is currently 4th GC.

Definitely not a bad Giro.

But when you are aiming to be on the podium and contesting for the win, then maybe you can be disappointed. But bad Giro? No.
 
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