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 .
Bernal the absolute best in the race (for the moment).
It bodes well for when he wants to attack and take more time in the high mountains.

I wonder why Remco was so far back though. He still finished 4th but was in the last 5 riders when Bernal attacked. He seems to diesel his way up and could probably still resist a longer attack by Bernal, but Bernal is no slouch either over longer distance. He proved that in the Tour already.
For all the talk about Bernal being superior, the difference is 15 seconds at the moment (16 (edit from 12 s) seconds from bonusses) to Evenepoel, and 21 seconds to Vlasov (less bonus seconds).

I am a Remco fanboy, but neutral fans should be happy that Evenepoel and Vlasov are still there, or we wouldn't have a race.
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We have yet to see if Bernal can actually make such an attack stick for longer than 1-2 km. If he can't then this race is definitely not over.
I don't think even the most hardcore Remco fanboys are surprised that Bernal is capable of distancing him in short attacks.

That does not equate to him being able to simply put minutes into Evenepoel over a long-range attack.