Originally Posted by Jancouver
Common guys, one small win doesn't make a season. He won one little stage and has 20 points. Its not like he won the Willunga Hill stage and got 300 points for that.
Technically, you need about 500 points on average from every rider on your team to win this game and even though he is a great talent, and most likely will be profitable rider, I just dont see him grinding 500 points this season.
He is Europcar's, probably the second strongest team in France, only real sprinter. If 2011-Ravard with less team support was able to score 500+ points in French sprinters classics and if Dumoulin does it every year, I don't see any reason why he could not also do it. I don't think he'll score 850 points like Démare/Bouhanni last year but 500 is a real possibility. BTW considering his cost he would be a great pick well before he reached the 500 points.
Roux and Bardet were good today and might pick up a good GC considering that the differences won't be big on a 10k ITT.