Giro d'Italia 2021 Giro d'Italia, Stage 9: Castel di Sangro - Campo Felice (Rocca di Cambio) 158 km (Sunday May 16)

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What will happen on stage 9?

  • Remco will take Pink

    Votes: 12 23.5%
  • At least two of Pellaud, Tagliani, Cepeda and Ponomar will be in the break

    Votes: 12 23.5%
  • Bahrain Victorious

    Votes: 5 9.8%
  • Someone (most likely Dan Martin) will crash in the tunnel just before the sterrato climb

    Votes: 11 21.6%
  • Someone will suffer from back pain

    Votes: 7 13.7%
  • Mollema will be bullied again

    Votes: 3 5.9%
  • Ganna will lead the peloton for 100 km on his own

    Votes: 21 41.2%
  • Thomas De Gendt will avenge the death of Ewan's knee with Einer Rubio in his wheel

    Votes: 6 11.8%
  • Ciccone will attack like a madman

    Votes: 22 43.1%
  • Vino

    Votes: 12 23.5%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .
I feel a bit sad for Bahrain. They seem to be so well prepared, taking the race serious and sending a very strong team which is willing to animate. Now already two key members crashed out...

Hope Mohoric is more or less fine (concussion seems unavoidable).
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Just noticed that the finish of under 6km at under 6% is categorized as cat 1. Because there's only Cima Coppi above cat 1, it's an equivalent of HC in the Tour.

Guess Arcalis is finally deposed from the worst HC climb categorization ever.
The Giro used to have an 'arrival' category which essentially awarded any MTF >cat.1 status. The beautiful Pescocostanzo stage of 2008, much as though I praised it and enjoyed it as a stage and design, from a GPM perspective it was kind of stupid as it therefore had more points available (15) for the 3km uphill punch than were available for Manghen or Mortirolo (10). This feels like a throwback to that!