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Who's sprint king come July

Mark Cavendish
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88%
Andre Greipel
9
6%
Peter Sagan
6
4%
Other
3
2%
 
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Who's the sprint King..?

07 Feb 2013 20:08

I know the answer myself as he seems to have that extra kick, but would love to see a real close fought fight for green at the tour this year. Can the Germans et al stop Cav?
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08 Feb 2013 00:11

rhetorical?
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08 Feb 2013 02:37

Cav is king because he is a great leader of WT
or
Cav is a great leader (the team work and he does not disappoint) so he is king
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08 Feb 2013 03:30

does this really need answering :confused:
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08 Feb 2013 04:03

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08 Feb 2013 04:17

What have Greipel and Sagan done in this still very young season that tells us they are suddenly on par with Cavendish in sprinting?
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08 Feb 2013 06:36

Predict it will equal on stage wins between Cav and Sagan, Gripel well I think he'll be caught out hugging Cav.
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08 Feb 2013 09:59

Cavendish.

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08 Feb 2013 10:11

Flat sprints = Cav
Uphill sprints = Sagan
Flat sprints just after a hill = Greipel
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08 Feb 2013 10:27

Afrank wrote:What have Greipel and Sagan done in this still very young season that tells us they are suddenly on par with Cavendish in sprinting?
Did you watch the Tour last year by any chance? Anyway, Greipel should easily win this year most of the times they'll face each other.
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08 Feb 2013 10:43

cineteq wrote:Did you watch the Tour last year by any chance? Anyway, Greipel should easily win this year most of the times they'll face each other.


I look forward to having this as my signature come July ;)

I expect Cav with a team around him, even against Greipel's well oiled Lotto train, to dominate the sprints that matter this season.
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08 Feb 2013 10:47

will10 wrote:I look forward to having this as my signature come July ;)

I expect Cav with a team around him, even against Greipel's well oiled Lotto train, to dominate the sprints that matter this season.
Well, I wouldn't mind. That's the only way I'd watch sprint finishes. :D
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08 Feb 2013 12:12

Cavendish's career results have been in a different league. But...

Greipel and lotto-belisol looked dominant in the TDU whereas Cav's 2013 wins have been messy and close.

It will be great watching two very strong, dedicated sprint teams with the two top sprinters going head to head and they will surely both get stages at the tdf. I guess it will be a bad year for breakaway riders. It looks like this will be the first time they will be going properly head to head in dedicated teams over the whole race.

This years tdf will answer the question forever!
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08 Feb 2013 12:16

cipollini.
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08 Feb 2013 12:31

will10 wrote:Cavendish.

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Which pope? :D

Cavendish by the way.
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08 Feb 2013 12:36

Voted for Cav, will be interesting to see how Degenkolb does though, hopefully he will be just another trailing in Cav's wake
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08 Feb 2013 12:43

Degenkolb might become a better rider than cavendish, i doubt he will become a better sprinter.
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08 Feb 2013 12:43

Ryo Hazuki wrote:cipollini.


Yawn. 10 char...
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08 Feb 2013 13:40

cineteq wrote:Did you watch the Tour last year by any chance? Anyway, Greipel should easily win this year most of the times they'll face each other.


I did watch the Tour, and I saw nothing to indicate that Greipel had caught up to Cav in sprinting. Cav didn't have a great team to lead him out. And the only stage Greipel won that Cav also contested, he started his sprint from too far back. The other stages Greipel won Cav wasn't even there. This year Cav will have a dedicated leadout team focused completely on him winning sprints in the Tour, so more often than not I think we'll see him beating Greipel.
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08 Feb 2013 13:41

I'm a big Cavendish fan, but I have to admit, Greipel did look stronger in last year's Tour overall to me, but he had a lot of factors in his favour.
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