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
    51
  • Poll closed .
In my opinion if Evenepoel wants to win he will have to think of a way to claw back time in hillier stages or at least pressure Bernal there, instead of putting it all on the line in the TT.
Because even though I am not convinced yet that Bernal will utterly crush him on the Zoncolan and related mountains, I do agree that it is likely that Bernal will continue to gain time and probably more than enough to survive the TT.

Of course, anything can happen, but that does seem like a likely scenario atm.
 

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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.
1-2 km attack is not even secondary Bernal weapon.
 
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But with this progression Remco is probably more than a minute behind when we get there. The Tuscany sands are probably going to place where Bernal everything, but seals the Giro par crashes.
Ya, Wednesday and Thursdays stage could say a lot too. Yates and Carthy need to show something too. They lost even more time again today and neither look like they have it.
 
In my opinion if Evenepoel wants to win he will have to think of a way to claw back time in hillier stages or at least pressure Bernal there, instead of putting it all on the line in the TT.
Because even though I am not convinced yet that Bernal will utterly crush him on the Zoncolan and related mountains, I do agree that it is likely that Bernal will continue to gain time and probably more than enough to survive the TT.

Of course, anything can happen, but that does seem like a likely scenario atm.
He has to be able to as well. The fact that he's still where he is now, is exceeding everyone's expectations and superb as it is. It's easy to forget where he's coming from.
 
IMHO it is indicative to some point. Bernal was superior to Remco on every single climb so far and I think it's quite unlikely to be different on longer ones. Actually Bernal's advantage should be even more exposed
So far there has been more explosive climbs and racing.

That doesnt really suit Remco compared to most of the others.

And he has still finished the times he has been distanced very good, so it is not like he has been empty or gone too deep.

I wouldnt count the kid out just yet, is my point.

Bernal has been on fire but he needs more time and to increase his lead further, not just to Remco.

Riding agressive could make him fade though in the end and if his back will be good for the entire race is also a concern.

Far from over this, but right now he is looking the best.
 

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