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Giro d'Italia, saturdaay, Where to see????

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Hi all, do someone knows where to see the Giro d'Italia in a place like bar, pub or club in Manhattan? Saturday the last and most importan mountain day, with the incredible Colle delle Finestre (chek at http://www.gazzetta.it/Speciali/Giroditalia/2005/upload/alt/alt19.jpg and http://www.gazzetta.it/Speciali/Giroditalia/2005/upload/tap/Tappa19_1_Fi... there will be nothing like that at Tour de France). Everyone that love cycling should see that mountain. I can't loose that! Thanks, g.

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Sebastian (not verified)
giro

i heard l'angolo on thompson and houston is a good place. but i thought saturday was the time trial?

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Giorgio (not verified)

Cronometro will be tomorrow, saturday will be the last mountain arrival at Sestriere

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Sebastian (not verified)
ahhh sestriere!

what a coincidence if savodelli would win the giro where lance won his first tour. quite an exciting giro this year, better than in years, no! loved bassos comeback for the tifosi today. and diluca as well as simoni are still in contention. keep us posted if you're seeing it at a bar ...

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Richard Rosenthal (not verified)
The surface of the Finestre.

It's my belief some distance of the upper reaches of the Finestre is unpaved; it's gravel and rock. When I spoke with someone from Torino about riding it, he said you don't want to do it on road tires; you want a wide, thick tire. Then he said you don't want to do it on a bike. You need a 4WD.


I wrongly thought with the Giro traversing it and the winter Olympics being staged around it this winter that surely it would be paved. Let's see...but I think it still isn't.

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Sebastian (not verified)
they surely dont ride unpaved roads at trhe giro anymore

.. when lance rode up it during the tour 99 it sure was paved ...

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Christian Edstrom (not verified)

The Sestriere is paved, but the upper section of the Colle delle Finestre is still white limestone. It was supposed to be paved in the fall of 2004 but, bureaucracies being what they are, it wasn't.

Tough mother: http://www.salite.ch/finestre.htm

Window peak?
- Christian

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Giorgio (not verified)

guys, this is Colle delle Finestre..

http://www.comune.fenestrelle.to.it/galleria_foto/bigsize/Colle_delle_Fi...

I think that there's nothing to say. it will be one of the most terrible mountain ever.
they said Armstrong run the moon, but he has never been here, neither at Marmolada-Passo Fedaia, neither at Passo dello Stelvio or Passo del Mortirolo.. a really big champion should have been there.

so the only place where to see it is Bar L'Angolo on Houston and Thompson? Are yuou sure they will show the race?

You can also see on Internet free on

http://www.rai.it/giro2005

but the quality is often bad and sometimes the server is busy.

let's see tomorrow

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Chris T (not verified)
Thoughts on Stage 19

On Time Warner Cable Channel 505 (RAI international) , the stage is live from 9:15. (it will cost $10 for a month of programming)

Regarding Colle de Finestre 18.5 km, average grade 9.2%, the final 7.9 is unpaved: Yesterday, 505 showed Simoni & Cunego from Lampre-Caffida do a reconnaisance ride earlier in the year of the unpaved. They were with standard road bikes and tire widths. The tires left a small rut in the road. Will any teams try and switch bikes or tires for the 7.9 km of unpaved before turning back onto the Sestrieres which is paved.

Take a look at the stage profile.
the final climb up Sestrieres is 10km at 5% grade. How far out will Simoni, Guillen, and/or Guarte have to attack to make up the 2 or 3 plus minutes deficit they have on Paolo Salvodelli?
To me, attacking on the Colle de Finestre is too far from the finish. But somebody might just do it!
Salvodelli has only six Discovery teamates to help him, and his main mountain helper Tom Danielson had to quit over a week ago with knee pain.

Who has any gas left in the tank

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Giorgio (not verified)

"Le Col du Galibier is 17,5 km at 6,9%; la madeleine is 25,4 km à 6,1%; Alpe d'Huez is 14.2 at 7.7% these are the three ""mith"" of the Tour.. about Colle delle Finestre we already said 18.5km at 9.2%, Passo dello Stelvio is 24.7 km at 7.5% with the last 14km at 8.6%; Passo delle Erbe is 15.2 at 8.7%; Mortirolo is 12.4 at 10.5%... do you realize why I wish to see Armstrong adn Ullrich and all the big here?we already knew that neaither Simoni neither Savoldelli are the bests bikers in the world, but a race like today it has been a beautiful race that will remain in the eyes of many. It's right that Sestriere is not so strong, but after Finestre...
we will see the tour, where we have to add the weather that will be exremely hot"

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Sebastian (not verified)
i dont know that they will show it

.., they show all the seria A matches. call them and ask.

it's on OLN at 5

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Sebastian (not verified)
giro

giorgio - i understand you're italian and you love the giro. and yes it's a great race. but I've been to both the Giro and the Tour and the crowds at the Giro are nothing like the Tour. Neither is the competetion - after all - where was big mouth Simoni in the Tour?? Armstrong is right when he says the Giro is not the Tour.

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Giorgio (not verified)

"You're right, the Giro is not the Tour, because of the hisstory, and because the big (today) like to do only the Tour. Armstrong is right, but in spite to say ""can you imagine Simoni at the Tour"" (and I agree with that), I say ""I wish to see Armstrong in some places like Marmolada, Mortirolo, Stelvio and Finestre and without a 60km crono"". tht's all. nothing to argue with the Tour, it's the most importan race in the world, is it? In my opion the organizer of Giro in these last years they tried to create the most spectacular race to compete with the most important (Tour)."

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Sebastian (not verified)
simoni

weas at the Tour in the past two years and fared miserably. I'm glad the Giro is so exvciting this year and is so competitive and fun. I'd like to see it catch up with the Tour ... And of course if Mr. Armsrong would give it his honors that would help. Ullrich has already said, he wants to go before the end of his career so he can say he won all three grand tours ...

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