2016 Paris - Nice, March 6th - 13th, WT

Who will win the 2016 Race to the Sun?

  • Zakarin

    Votes: 2 2.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 11 11.0%
  • Bardet

    Votes: 4 4.0%
  • Dumoulin

    Votes: 9 9.0%
  • Costa

    Votes: 3 3.0%
  • Gallopin

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • Sanchez

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Porte

    Votes: 10 10.0%
  • Thomas

    Votes: 19 19.0%
  • Contador

    Votes: 41 41.0%

  • Total voters
    100
  • Poll closed .
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Prologue - Conflans-Sainte-Honorine - 6.1k



Stage 1 - Condé-sur-Vesgre / Vendôme - 198k


Stage 2 - Contres / Commentry - 213.5k



Stage 3 - Cusset / Mont Brouilly - 168k


Stage 4 - Juliénas / Romans-sur-Isère - 195.5k



Stage 5 - Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux / Salon-de-Provence - 198k



Stage 6 - Nice / La Madone d'Utelle - 177k



Stage 7 - Nice - 134k


Startlist:

AG2R La Mondiale
BARDET, Romain
CHEREL, Mikael
DOMONT, Axel
GASTAUER, Ben
GAUTIER, Cyril
GOUGEARD, Alexis
LATOUR, Pierre
VUILLERMOZ, Alexis

Astana Pro Team

BOOM, Lars
ROSA, Diego
SANCHEZ, Luis Leon
FOMINYKH, Daniil
KANGERT, Tanel
LUTSENKO, Alexey
WESTRA, Lieuwe
GRUZDEV, Dmitriy

BMC Racing Team

PORTE, Richie
GILBERT, Philippe
MOINARD, Amaël
VELITS, Peter
BURGHARDT, Marcus
HERMANS, Ben
SCHAR, Michael
WYSS, Danilo

Etixx - Quick Step
KITTEL, Marcel
VANDENBERGH, Stijn
BOONEN, Tom
DE LA CRUZ, David
MAES, Nikolas
SABATINI, Fabio
SERRY, Pieter
TERPSTRA, Niki

FDJ
HOELGAARD, Daniel
KONOVALOVAS, Ignatas
VICHOT, Arthur
DÉMARE, Arnaud
COURTEILLE, Arnaud
DELAGE, Mickaël
EIKING, Odd Christian
RÉZA, Kévin

IAM Cycling

BRÄNDLE, Matthias
COPPEL, Jérome
DENIFL, Stefan
DEVENYNS, Dries
NAESEN, Oliver
REYNES, Vicente
LAENGEN, Vegard Stake
VAN GENECHTEN, Jonas

Lampre - Merida

COSTA, Rui
MEINTJES, Louis
BONO, Matteo
CIMOLAI, Davide
KUMP, Marko
GRMAY, Tsgabu
PIBERNIK, Luka
COSTA, Mário

Lotto Soudal

GALLOPIN, Tony
GREIPEL, André
BAK, Lars Ytting
DE GENDT, Thomas
HANSEN, Adam
SIEBERG, Marcel
WELLENS, Tim
VANENDERT, Jelle

Movistar Team
IZAGIRRE, Ion
ROJAS, José Joaquín
HERRADA, Jesús
LOBATO, Juan José
FERNÁNDEZ, Rubén
ERVITI, Imanol
HERRADA, José
IZAGIRRE, Gorka

Orica GreenEDGE

MATTHEWS, Michael
CORT, Magnus
ALBASINI, Michael
BEWLEY, Sam
DOCKER, Mitchell
IMPEY, Daryl
TXURRUKA, Amets
YATES, Simon

Cannondale Pro Cycling Team

TALANSKY, Andrew
ROLLAND, Pierre
CRADDOCK, Lawson
BRESCHEL, Matti
SLAGTER, Tom-Jelte
WIPPERT, Wouter
VAN BAARLE, Dylan
BEVIN, Patrick

Team Giant - Alpecin

TEN DAM, Laurens
DUMOULIN, Tom
LUDVIGSSON, Tobias
GESCHKE, Simon
CURVERS, Roy
JI, Cheng
DE KORT, Koen
PREIDLER, Georg

Team Katusha

KRISTOFF, Alexander
MØRKØV, Michael
ŠPILAK, Simon
GUARNIERI, Jacopo
ZAKARIN, Ilnur
BYSTRØM, Sven Erik
KOCHETKOV, Pavel
LAGUTIN, Sergey

Team LottoNL - Jumbo

VANMARCKE, Sep
KELDERMAN, Wilco
CAMPENAERTS, Victor
BENNETT, George
KRUIJSWIJK, Steven
VAN EMDEN, Jos
TANKINK, Bram
MARTENS, Paul

Team Sky

BOSWELL, Ian
HENAO, Sergio Luis
NIEVE, Mikel
ROCHE, Nicolas
ROWE, Luke
STANNARD, Ian
SWIFT, Ben
THOMAS, Geraint

Tinkoff

CONTADOR, Alberto
PAULINHO, Sérgio
TROFIMOV, Yuri
VALGREN, Michael
POLJANSKI, Pawel
TOSATTO, Matteo
MAJKA, Rafał
KIŠERLOVSKI, Robert

Trek - Segafredo
VAN POPPEL, Boy
FELLINE, Fabio
THEUNS, Edward
SCHLECK, Fränk
BEPPU, Fumiyuki
RAST, Gregory
DIDIER, Laurent
BONIFAZIO, Niccolo

Dimension Data

PAUWELS, Serge
FARRAR, Tyler
JANSE VAN RENSBURG, Jacques
REGUIGUI, Youcef
BRAMMEIER, Matthew
HAAS, Nathan
TEKLEHAIMANOT, Daniel
THOMSON, Jay Robert

Direct Energie

CHAVANEL, Sylvain
VOECKLER, Thomas
PETIT, Adrien
CALMEJANE, Lilian
DUCHESNE, Antoine
PICHOT, Alexandre
QUEMENEUR, Perrig
TULIK, Angelo

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits

BOUHANNI, Nacer
LEMOINE, Cyril
JEANNESSON, Arnold
SIMON, Julien
COUSIN, Jérôme
LAPORTE, Christophe
MATÉ, Luis Ángel
SOUPE, Geoffrey

Fortuneo - Vital Concept

SØRENSEN, Chris Anker
VACHON, Florian
TRONET, Steven
PERICHON, Pierre-Luc
LOUBET, Julien
MCLAY, Daniel
DELAPLACE, Anthony
FEDRIGO, Pierrick

Delko Marseille Provence KTM

DIAZ, Daniel
DI GRÉGORIO, Rémy
FERNANDEZ, Delio
DUQUE, Leonardo
PACHER, Quentin
SISKEVICIUS, Evaldas
HUPOND, Thierry
EL FARES, Julien

Recent winners:

2015 PORTE Richie
2014 BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
2013 PORTE Richie
2012 WIGGINS Bradley
2011 MARTIN Tony
2010 CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto
2009 SANCHEZ GIL Luis Leon
2008 REBELLIN Davide
2007 CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto
2006 LANDIS Floyd
 
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LaFlorecita said:
Geraint Thomas will win this bike race.
LaFlo hyping a Sky rider. :eek:
It will be a big fight, Alberto vs Spilak vs Geraint "the Welsh Dragon" Thomas.
 
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I don't get this Dylan Thomas hype. GC is going to be decided in the penultimate stage, isn't it? Or does someone think that prologue will make more than seconds differencies? In flat stages anything can happen...to Dylan, to Midget, to Bertie....so:

1. AC
2. II
3. RM
 
Jakub said:
I don't get this Dylan Thomas hype. GC is going to be decided in the penultimate stage, isn't it? Or does someone think that prologue will make more than seconds differencies? In flat stages anything can happen...to Dylan, to Midget, to Bertie....so:

1. AC
2. II
3. RM
The penultimate stage finishes on a climb with very low gradients, the last stage probably worries Thomas more than the penultimate stage.
By the way, who is RM?
 
Jakub said:
I don't get this Dylan Thomas hype. GC is going to be decided in the penultimate stage, isn't it? Or does someone think that prologue will make more than seconds differencies? In flat stages anything can happen...to Dylan, to Midget, to Bertie....so:

1. AC
2. II
3. RM
Who is Dylan Thomas? But seriously, that big MTF is at 5.7% and is like Foía at Algarve, just double the length. Thomas has a better chance than Bertie on that stage, unless Bertie is in great form. Stage 1 suits him if he channels his E3 form of last year and so does the prologue. Mont Brouilly and the last stage is where I expect Contador to gain time.

LLS will continue his great form, win on Madone d'Utelle and the prologue and finish in the top 10 on Brouilly and TT like a boss to catch Contador after his awesome lone attack 60km out, before Bertie drops him on the Eze and solos to the finish, 20 secs ahead of LLS, who takes GC :cool:
 
LaFlorecita said:
Jakub said:
I don't get this Dylan Thomas hype. GC is going to be decided in the penultimate stage, isn't it? Or does someone think that prologue will make more than seconds differencies? In flat stages anything can happen...to Dylan, to Midget, to Bertie....so:

1. AC
2. II
3. RM
The penultimate stage finishes on a climb with very low gradients, the last stage probably worries Thomas more than the penultimate stage.
By the way, who is RM?
RM is Majka, I imagine.
 
Brullnux said:
LaFlorecita said:
Jakub said:
I don't get this Dylan Thomas hype. GC is going to be decided in the penultimate stage, isn't it? Or does someone think that prologue will make more than seconds differencies? In flat stages anything can happen...to Dylan, to Midget, to Bertie....so:

1. AC
2. II
3. RM
The penultimate stage finishes on a climb with very low gradients, the last stage probably worries Thomas more than the penultimate stage.
By the way, who is RM?
RM is Majka, I imagine.
Ah yes. I doubt he'll be in contention for top 5 but who knows. :)
 

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