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2016 Giro stage 1: Apeldoorn - Apeldoorn, 9.8 km ITT

Who is gonna win stage 1?

  • Kung

    Votes: 3 2.8%
  • Jungels

    Votes: 8 7.5%
  • Dumoulin

    Votes: 41 38.3%
  • Cancellara

    Votes: 40 37.4%
  • Van Emden

    Votes: 7 6.5%
  • Other

    Votes: 8 7.5%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .
The hell are you waiting for, people? :eek:

Eshnar said:
STAGE 1: Apeldoorn – Apeldoorn 9.8 km ITT

Stage start: 13.45 CET, 6 May



Technical Overview:
The 99th Giro opens with an individual prologue (it is not formally a prologue though, being over 8 km) just under 10 km long. It is completely flat and it features a few long straights, where the specialists will be able to exploit their power. The only slightly technical part is in the middle, between 6 and 3 km to go. The final 2 km feature two pretty serious bends that are virtually the only chance for riders to **** up.



What to expect:
It's a prologue for pure specialists. Gaps could be significant between them and pure climbers. The winner will make it under 11'.

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Thank the gods it's not an TTT this year, now if only the vuelta can get rid off that cancer.

In all seriousness when do the mountains start? :p

Dumoulin wins it.
1Cancellara, 2Dumoulin, van Emden and Vorobyev 3-4, Küng still missing something after his mononucleosis. But maybe he will be in shape in right time like Alaphilippe. Not sure that this course suits Jungels perfectly, don't think he will end in top-3