Simplonpass is a main road climb and if it's there it's obviously going to be a tempo ride. You might eject a few guys with absolutely no climbing legs but it's one a lot of sprinters should get overOnly if they cut Simplon, so it‘s definitely going to be a sprint stage.
There‘s not necessarily extreme weather forecast and the descent is not technical but I‘m bracing for the worst possible outcome and I have no confidence in the CPA at all. But generally you would expect them to not pull the same stunt twice in a row, but I also have zero confidence in Vegni, so I‘m kind of split.there's still hope
Professionals operate with several scenarios when the future is uncertain. They make conditional plans.Adam Hansen
I will speak out and defend the riders for the dry roads. First, we were told stage 10 we could not negotiate just before the start when the weather is most accurate. 20 guys went home in a 24-hour period. We were told we can not negotiate days in advance because the weather can change. So we did it the day before, and the prediction was much worse. We did it then because we had no alternative. We also agreed to stick to it.
When a stage is neturalized like this it makes no sense to attack. Everyone fresh, lots of doms. Attack is just stupid.Rohan Dennis again with the headwind excuse for the lack of attacks by the GC guys. I can't take it anymore.
Please no. I really can't be bothered to read an extra 25 pages of each stage thread to the end.They should draft in Remco tonight, now that he negative on covid. Give him 10 minutes penalty for missing 4 stages but let him start tomorrow as if he finished stage 13
Headwind? The final climb is a typical zig-zag but on average headed north while according to the forecast 6 mph breeze was coming from the east. So yeah some would have been headwind but most would not
Headwind just adds to everyone being fresh on an easy climb.Headwind? The final climb is a typical zig-zag but on average headed north while according to the forecast 6 mph breeze was coming from the east. So yeah some would have been headwind but most would not