Giro d'Italia 2016 stage 2 - Arnhem – Nijmegen 190 km

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DFA123 said:
Etixx messed up their leadout a bit there. Credit to Kittel for realising though - very clear thinking. Abandoned his team-mate and joined the FDJ train instead!
Yeah and Demare almost looked shocked when Kittel sprinted past
 
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HelloDolly said:
pity there were no crosswinds as that was a bore fest and I doubt attracted many new fans to the Giro
There are always stages like that in GT's so it's no big deal
 
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HelloDolly said:
pity there were no crosswinds as that was a bore fest and I doubt attracted many new fans to the Giro
This is a ridiculous opinion to have. For the casual fan, what was boring about it? It was simple: a slow crescendo to a brilliant climax. For the casual fan, a sprint finish is easy. You'd rather that they have to keep track of 5 groups on the road up a mountain, while maintaining knowledge of who is fighting for the stage and the overall? Watching as foreign names blend together, and the jumps between camera bikes force the loss of all hope of giving coherence to their positions on the road?

I'm an invested fan, and I enjoyed it. I can't tell you to stop being sour, but I can say that echoing the opinion of "sprint stages are useless and boring" is bad for the sport.
 

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