2011 Tour de France Stage 6: Dinan - Lisieux, 226.5 km

Jul 28, 2010
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LONG DAY!

Another stage for Gilbert/Voeckler type men. Evans will probably lose the polka-dot to a breakaway man. Could Hushovd get his stage win here?

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Yellow: Hushovd
Green: Gilbert
Polka: Evans
White: Thomas

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Apr 28, 2009
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Hushovd is in good form, could be a stage for him. EBH showed a nice kick today, better timing tomorrow? Rojas might win a stage sooner or later. And there's always Gilbert of course.
 
Quite a strong south-westerly wind tomorrow - therefore a cross/tail-wind. Looking further ahead it looks like being a true crosswind for Friday's stage although the wind should have eased a touch by that time.
 
Feb 4, 2011
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Bavarianrider said:
Should be a cakewalk for Gilbert.
not too easy for him: Hushovd and Rohas should be with him in the last km...

I think that Gilber can win only if he go avay before the last km...or hoping that Hushovd and Rojas are not with him
 
Apr 9, 2011
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Gilbert type day

Evans will be top 10 not sure why he is sprinting was today?

Whats up with Goss ?

Thor will he keep yellow ?

Will Rojas get enough combined points to take back green.

Which GC guy gets the back luck ?
 
Jul 28, 2010
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Would be nice to see EBH get it right!

With the penultimate KM at 6.3%, favorites need to try to stay close to the front.
 
Jun 25, 2009
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TeoSheva said:
not too easy for him: Hushovd and Rohas should be with him in the last km...

I think that Gilber can win only if he go avay before the last km...or hoping that Hushovd and Rojas are not with him
Agree with all of that - it doesn't look tough enough for Gilbert to distance Hushovd, Rojas, Eddie Bos etc - although he finished 2nd in today's sprint I'd say that the named riders would expect to beat him if it came to a reduced bunch sprint.

Saying all that I think a breakaway may stay clear - Johnny Hoogerland FTW.
 
Jul 28, 2010
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Connor Pass said:
Agree with all of that - it doesn't look tough enough for Gilbert to distance Hushovd, Rojas, Eddie Bos etc - although he finished 2nd in today's sprint I'd say that the named riders would expect to beat him if it came to a reduced bunch sprint.

Saying all that I think a breakaway may stay clear - Johnny Hoogerland FTW.
Obviously the break could work, but I think Thor and Garmin want to keep the jersey till Super Besse, and this may be Thor's best bet to get himself a stage win.

The early breakaways have been caught fairly early so far this Tour, I guess when the peloton picks up the pace for the intermediate it's a side effect.
 
May 25, 2010
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That hill is a little less than 6% I think but should rule out traditional sprint trains again.

Hushovd/Gilbert/Rojas but even Cav if he can get up it ok.
 
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Tuarts said:
That hill is a little less than 6% I think but should rule out traditional sprint trains again.

Hushovd/Gilbert/Rojas but even Cav if he can get up it ok.
yeah, Hushovd and Rojas should be fine, but I'm not too sure about Cav. Gilbert could possibly outsprint Hushovd and Rojas because he'll have more energy left after the climb than they will.
 

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