How The Race Was Won – Giro d’Italia 2017 – Stages 16-21

May 29 2017

Phew—what a solid little last week to a pretty fantastic Grand Tour. Isolation, teamwork, poop, loss-limiting, just a touch of a panache, and a wonderfully tight GC battle all the way down to the last rider off on the last day’s TT. Enjoy it, folks—the good ones don’t come around that often.

HTRWW videos for the rest of the 2017 Giro can be found here: Stages 1-4, Stages 5-9, and Stages 10-15.

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11 Responses to “How The Race Was Won – Giro d’Italia 2017 – Stages 16-21”

  1. Louis Hayes 30 May 2017 at 12:23 am #

    Fantastic coverage! Thank you!

  2. Dimethoate 30 May 2017 at 4:16 am #

    Hi Cosmo,

    Enjoy your “how the race was won” commentary.
    You should be on t.v/ eurosport.

    Just one bone about this episode.
    No commentary on the split peloton on the early descent on stage 19 involving Dumoulin??

    That was where the race was lost! Mr Quintana, Nibali and Pinot.


    • Colin 30 May 2017 at 2:16 pm #

      This is expert level trolling!

      • Dimethoate 30 May 2017 at 5:34 pm #

        Turn it up.
        I gave Cosmo a complement followed by my opinion.

        Did you watch the early part of the stage in full?

        Was it not an excellent opportunity for the “favourites” to put time on Dumoulin?

        Dumoulin was gapped by over 1min at 1 point.

  3. Kendall Clukey 30 May 2017 at 4:17 am #

    Chapeau to Tom “Deuce” Dumolin!

  4. Morgan 30 May 2017 at 3:03 pm #

    Thanks for the excellent coverage!

  5. jaylew 31 May 2017 at 9:53 pm #

    This last video doesn’t play for me. I can watch the other ones but the one for 16-21 doesn’t work.

    • cosmo 31 May 2017 at 11:10 pm #

      huh—I had hoped I’d cleared that up. It looks like you’re in the US, where it’s currently working for me. Can you tell me anything about your browser/what device you’re using?

    • Carl 1 June 2017 at 2:06 pm #

      FWIW, I was having the same problem (USA, Chrome on a laptop running windows 10), but when I disabled my adblock plus & uBlock it ran fine.

      • cosmo 1 June 2017 at 2:38 pm #

        The script that tries to figure out which video to serve uses a third-party ajax request—uBlock could see that as a no-no, but the call is to, which is open source and really ought to be on their whitelist.

        Anyway, I think I can implement it at a URL, which should address that…though I would like to keep it on the front-end.

        • jaylew 1 June 2017 at 4:58 pm #

          Thanks. Confirmed that it is uBlock’s reaction to the call to

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