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Critérium du Dauphiné May 30-June 6 2021

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I don't think the uphill sprint is hard enough for Valverde. Aranburu needs a harder finish too.

Colbrelli vs. Asgreen IMO

Obviously I'm rooting for Asgreen, but Holm (DS at the race) just said in an interview from the start, that DQ is riding for Jakobsen today, with Senechal as his lead out.

Sounds like DQ does not think the finish is that tough, as opposed to how the route reads.

Also Asgreen is probably saving himself for tomorrow, where he can realistically take the jersey, if he is still inside 25 seconds of the leader.
 
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Hmmm now if only they'd shown the same level of common sense with Remco.

I think it is very different situations.

For a sprinter, who has taken such severe injuries, while doin the very thing he is there for (bunch sprints), it has to be incredibly difficult to find the courage and self confidence again, for those very situations.

For Evenepoel, only decends was a worry, and it is fairly easy to take care of a rider through those.
 
Danish commentators discussing what an odd lead up to the Tour Roglic has.

When the Tour starts, it will be the first race day for him in 2 months.

And when Paris-Nice started, it was his first race in 4 months... and he stomped on everyone.

I expect some fireworks on that first stage in the Tour (from all the top puncheur riders tbh, including Roglic). That little wall at the end looks tasty.
 
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And when Paris-Nice started, it was his first race in 4 months... and he stomped on everyone.

I expect some fireworks on that first stage in the Tour (from all the top puncheur riders tbh, including Roglic). That little wall at the end looks tasty.

Yeah but at season start everyone is in worse shape - the Tour is a different animal, everyone is in peak condition.

And yes, the stages in Bretagne can create havoc, especially if the weather is bad.