2016 Tour de France, Stage 3: Granville → Angers (224km)

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Dumoulin has a lot of critique on today's course on Dutch television.

He says a course like today's, over 200km long with no incentives to attack, has no place in a GT and especially the TdF.
 
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Zinoviev Letter said:
It was a good sprint by Greipel. He pulled himself and Cavendish a mile clear of the rest and was clever enough to sprint at a slight leftward angle, forcing Cavendish to take a long route around. Cavendish was just faster.
Basically.

So, I find it hilarious that today's finish was too much for Kittel. The guy is hopeless without taking advantage of other teams (giant never chased for him) and having his train mauling other trains because they were fresher.

He is good (the best) on the flattest, of the flattest, easiest stages without needing even technical skills.
 
PremierAndrew said:
Tbf Greipel had the perfect position. He still had someone in front of him who was about to accelerate when he decided to go. Cav was just stronger, enough to come around Greipel and take the win
He was out ahead for 200 m or so, on an incline. Cav was in the wheel for all but 50 m of that.
Cavendish did the better sprint, but surely Greipel was stronger.
 
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Lol these Eurosport guys make me laugh. "highlights of the day". Besides the finish, there isn't highlights at all.
 
Aug 16, 2013
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WillemS said:
Dumoulin has a lot of critique on today's course on Dutch television.

He says a course like today's, over 200km long with no incentives to attack, has no place in a GT and especially the TdF.
He's absolutely right ofcourse. A torture to the mind and eyes.
 
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Arredondo said:
WillemS said:
Dumoulin has a lot of critique on today's course on Dutch television.

He says a course like today's, over 200km long with no incentives to attack, has no place in a GT and especially the TdF.
He's absolutely right ofcourse. A torture to the mind and eyes.
Dumoulin is basically always right. Put that man in charge as soon as he quits. Or do it now, idc
 
Sep 13, 2010
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Well, at least one cyclist on Kittel's team will not be happy. He did a lot of work for Lotto today and even Greipel got beat.
 
Stop blaming Kittel, of course it wasn't too tough for him, just etixx are so dumb. They still can't figure out that Richeze is the best lead out man in the world and when he left it to Sabatini, Kittel was positioned by him in like 30th position.
 
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WillemS said:
Dumoulin has a lot of critique on today's course on Dutch television.

He says a course like today's, over 200km long with no incentives to attack, has no place in a GT and especially the TdF.
I was only watching with one eye and no sound at work today, I was honestly wondering if the peloton neutralised the stage today.
 

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