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2019 C du Dauphiné stage 6 St. Vulbas - St. Michael 229 km

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Velolover2 said:
WVA for green and Alaphilippe for polka dots in the Tour.
Jumbo is bringing Groenewegen, for whom van Aert will have to work in the leadout. I doubt he can save himself for the TTT (which is definitely also a reason why they are bringing him), work for SK, do leadout for DG and go for the green jersey up against the likes of Sagan (who is faster in a sprint to begin with).
 
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This stage design screams break opportunity for me. Why the hell they are only three? I expected large break at least with 15 people in it.
 
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Logic-is-your-friend said:
Velolover2 said:
WVA for green and Alaphilippe for polka dots in the Tour.
Jumbo is bringing Groenewegen, for whom van Aert will have to work in the leadout. I doubt he can save himself for the TTT (which is definitely also a reason why they are bringing him), work for SK, do leadout for DG and go for the green jersey up against the likes of Sagan (who is faster in a sprint to begin with).
Let's see. Groenewegen wouldn't survive the entire Tour. If Wout can win stage 3 which is tailor-made for him, I think he will keep the jersey for the entire GT.

There will be plenty opportunities to take points when he drops out of the GC. He is a better climber than Sagan and should be able to survive tougher stages if he is in a break. I predict that "2019 weight Sagan" will be dropped like a stone from a breakaway if they just hit a medium mountain.
 
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Velolover2 said:
Logic-is-your-friend said:
Velolover2 said:
WVA for green and Alaphilippe for polka dots in the Tour.
Jumbo is bringing Groenewegen, for whom van Aert will have to work in the leadout. I doubt he can save himself for the TTT (which is definitely also a reason why they are bringing him), work for SK, do leadout for DG and go for the green jersey up against the likes of Sagan (who is faster in a sprint to begin with).
Let's see. Groenewegen wouldn't survive the entire Tour. If Wout can win stage 3 which is tailor-made for him, I think he will keep the jersey for the entire GT.

There will be plenty opportunities to take points when he drops out of the GC. He is a better climber than Sagan and should be able to survive tougher stages if he is in a break. I predict that "2019 weight Sagan" will be dropped like a stone from a breakaway if they just hit a medium mountain.
Why not?
 
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Keram said:
This stage design screams break opportunity for me. Why the hell they are only three? I expected large break at least with 15 people in it.
Start of the stage was ridden at a brutal pace + heavy rain. So it wasn't easy to get into the break...
 
What's so awful about that? Everyone knew this stage was for the breakaway, it's not like there is a clear favorite in a peloton. In fact there was one, but he's in a break.
 
Re: 2019 C du Dauphiné stage 6 St. Vulbas - St. Michael 229

Wow, this is really served up for Alaphilippe. I can't imagine he won't take the stage . . . but let's see how it pans out.
 

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