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Cavendish has said he'll be riding the Giro.
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Cavendish has said he'll be riding the Giro.
really? that was unexpected
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really? that was unexpected
Interesting. How many "true" flat stages are there this year?
Perhaps Greipel can be enticed as well.
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Ride the first stage then quit?
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Interesting. How many "true" flat stages are there this year?
Perhaps Greipel can be enticed as well.
true flat stages?
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two. 6 and 21.

other possible bunch sprints are stage 12 and maybe stage 1. that's all.
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Ride the first stage then quit?
it would be a huge fail. Stage 1 will go to a puncheur at 60%
at 40% it will go to the guy who'll manage to stay upon his bike after the crashfest.
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Guardini is not riding the Giro. Expected and smart decision.

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Makes sense for Cav - he's used to riding the Giro most years for Tour prep, and the reality is there are very few races outside MSR and Grand Tour stages which have any value for his palmares, so he might as well go for 2 or 3 stages at the Giro rather than pratting around in California or Germany.
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Cavendish has said he'll be riding the Giro.
With Rodríguez out he's got his chance to win the points jersey
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Makes sense for Cav - he's used to riding the Giro most years for Tour prep, and the reality is there are very few races outside MSR and Grand Tour stages which have any value for his palmares, so he might as well go for 2 or 3 stages at the Giro rather than pratting around in California or Germany.
He should go to California only to prevent a Sagan anihilation. Please
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