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- n. Alternative form of gruppetto.
Voigt, who grew up in the East German state athletics program before the Berlin Wall fell, took his spare bike from the officer and chased onto the race, eventually reaching and 80-man groupetto midway through the stage.
“I was back on and after five minutes, I tried to catch McEwen first, then Cavendish and another groupetto,” he said.
One cannot indicate the swell of a melody, the tonal and rhythmic _nuance_ of a _groupetto_ -- and
The fight began after Alcala became upset over the tempo Stephens was setting for the groupetto - the group of riders not in contention for the stage win or overall placings who keep to an agreed speed to finish within the time limit and avoid elimination.
A ten-man group broke away early, and most of the remainder of the 110-rider field settled in for an early-season "how was your winter" groupetto circling the 2. 2-mile rolling circuit.