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Wayne, Casagrande disqualified!(10 posts)

Wayne, Casagrande disqualified!allervite
May 29, 2002 8:27 AM
For crashing Freddy Gonzales into the barriers. They were both on my fantasy team. I'm sunk! But I am quite glad to see Casagrande thrown out. I really dislike this guy. What a great Giro so far though. I am hoping and praying for Hamilton. I met him once and he is truly a nice guy. He so deserves the win.

I race today at 5 p.m. Hopefully I can take my disapointing fantasy games out on the locals. It's 93 degrees today. Time for the skinny heat shedding guys to do something eh?
I know, I know...Wayne
May 29, 2002 8:42 AM
I only go back to look out of habit, one of my teams is still in the top 100, but the others are shot. On the upside I do have Caucchioli which probably very few others have. So if he could somehow get into the pink tomorrow and win the whole thing, maybe just maybe, I could pull out a podium spot. I emailed them about removing Garzelli's points but never got a response, and Simoni and Casagrande points are still there. Seems like to me they should all three still be there, because no where in their rules does it say you lose points if one of your riders is expelled from the tour. And if they're going to do that, than at the least Casagrande's points should be taken as well.
wow, look how close it is (results)DougSloan
May 29, 2002 8:59 AM
Hamilton only 18 seconds out!

General classification after stage 16

1 Cadel Evans (Aus) Mapei-Quick Step 73.09.23
2 Dario Frigo (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi 0.16
3 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Team CSC Tiscali 0.18
4 Aitor Gonzalez Jimenez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca 0.24
5 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Alessio 0.32
6 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Index Alexia 0.48
7 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Lampre-Daikin 1.26
8 Fernando Escartin (Spa) Team Coast 2.09
9 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Lotto-Adecco 4.21
10 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi 4.26
11 Andrea Noe' (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step 5.04
12 Jens Heppner (Ger) Team Telekom 5.00
13 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner 5.09
14 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems 5.10
15 Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Lampre-Daikin 6.11
Tyler made up some more time on Cadel.Sintesi
May 29, 2002 9:15 AM
The top 5 are all fairly equivalent in the mountains so far. Looks to me that the TT will be the deciding factor which bodes well for Mr. Hamilton.

Man, I'm really pulling for the guy.
My mistake. Tyler remains 18 seconds back.Sintesi
May 29, 2002 9:27 AM
Also, I now understand that Cadel was looking stronger at the finish of the earlier TT than Tyler. Stage 19 is longer so conceivably this could play into Cadel's hands rather that Tyler.
Next TT is flatter.longfellow68
May 29, 2002 9:34 AM
I think the next TT is flat (and longer). It will probably suit Frigo and Hamilton better. Cadel and the Kelme guy are probably better on the hills, like the previous TT.
God I hope so...I'm more scared of Frigo...
May 29, 2002 9:32 AM
Evans, Hamilton and Caucchioli all finished together today and not in the top 3, so their relative time differences remain the same. Salvodelli gained a few seconds on all of the favorites, then Frigo, Gonzalez and Garate picked up a couple of seconds on the Evans group. Frigo actually more so because he got the 4 second bonus for 3rd, that's how he moved over top of Hamilton into 2nd.
You can take it out on me...shirt
May 29, 2002 9:50 AM
I'll be there, as I'm still unemployed. Haven't ridden in about a month, so I'll be sitting on the back watching. Feel free to drift back, then blow by me at will to satisfy your needs...

Too bad I only saw the back of that yellow jersey up Clear Ck.allervite
May 30, 2002 6:13 PM
Yeah, and thenshirt
May 31, 2002 8:17 AM
After about 30 minutes at 180+ my heart started to ache and it was time to call it a day. Funny things happen when you lose your base...