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Today's Giro stage finish (super spoiler)....(12 posts)

Today's Giro stage finish (super spoiler)....Bruno S
May 16, 2003 10:22 AM
Did you see that? Cipo just stopped pedaling with 50m to go. He just gave up and let Pettachi and the Kelme guy battle each other. There are still 6 stages with sprint finishes but he looks really out of shape compared to last year. Lombardi dropped him today during the lead out!
Big time spoiler.......african
May 16, 2003 10:26 AM
Cipo, had no gas. Record stands and Cipo has to come back next year to ride the Giro.
Big time spoiler.......Bruno S
May 16, 2003 10:31 AM
Have you seen his tan? It seems he spent too much time at the beach and too little time training :-)
Forget the lion, he looked like a Pussycat!El Caballito
May 16, 2003 9:47 PM
I was all set on watching Cipo put the hammer down. He didn't even try. This is a joke! The UCI should have made me turn in his stripes. This guy is all show and no go. Forget the lion, he looked like a pussycat.
re: Today's Giro stage finish (super spoiler)....innergel
May 16, 2003 11:33 AM
That is great news! I hope he never gets the record. I'm not a big Cipo fan. I'd prefer to see guys at least attempt to finish a big stage race, not just take a few sprints and drop out. I have much more respect for Eric Zabel and Robbie McEwen, sprinters who can survive through the mountains, and to compete for a points title.

Cipo is a one trick pony. Although it's a pretty darn good trick!
re: Today's Giro stage finish (super spoiler)....swvegg
May 16, 2003 12:02 PM
Cipo did the whole Giro last year and won the points jersey, you obviously don't know what your talking about. Plus McEwen dropped out last year, (granted it was in preperation for the Tour) using him as an example is BS.
re: Today's Giro stage finish (super spoiler)....innergel
May 16, 2003 1:14 PM
While he may have won the Giro points jersey the last two years, I can't count the number of times he has dropped out of other races and tours, seemingly every year, when it's obvious he's out of the competition. I'd sooner see him sit in and finish the race for his sponsors and teammates who work so hard for him, rather than drop out.

I never said he was a bad rider, just that I personally didn't like him. And Robbie McEwen is not a "BS example". His drop out was for training and prep for a larger race. Not because he was not in contention anymore. I could have said Stuart O'Grady instead, or any of the other myriad of sprinters who are out of the race but still manage to finish.
Think again53T
May 16, 2003 12:58 PM
The Cipo you are talking about only existed in your imagination. The real Cipo is a 36 y/o world champion. He did win the points jersey at last year's Giro. He is also one of the top three riders in the catgory of promoting pro cycling as a sport.

I'm a proud Cipo fan.
Think againinnergel
May 16, 2003 1:29 PM
Once again, I never said he was a bad rider, only that I didn't like him dropping out of races and I'd prefer someone else win and him not get the record. I am fully aware of his substantial abilities, his accomplishments, and his standing in the world cycling community.

This is the same principal as maybe a Deion Sanders. Probably one of the best football players ever, but his personality and playing style gets under my skin. Cipo is in the same category to me.

If you are a big fan of Cipo, then more power to you. I am not.
re: Today's Giro stage finish (super spoiler)....Spoiler
May 16, 2003 1:38 PM
Robbie McEwen-"I will do 11, maximum 13 stages in the Giro. The 13th stage ends with some finishing circuits in Marostica. But the day before we have to climb Monte Zoncolan. If that's too steep for me, I'll be leaving the Giro the day before. I'm not interested in the purple [points] jersey. Cipo won it last year, and who's still talking about that?
You mean like last year's Giro...Dwayne Barry
May 18, 2003 2:24 AM
when he won the final stage in Milan and took the points jersey?
re: Today's Giro stage finish (super spoiler)....rufus
May 16, 2003 2:30 PM
i know he's a big guy as far as cyclists go, but when he sat up today, he looked kinda chunky to me. like he's carrying ten or so extra pounds.