Paris - Nice, Stage 2 Vimory -> Cérilly 200 km, Tuesday 5th March

Hugo Koblet said:
Perfect for a Bouhanni repeat.

GreenEdge will probably go with Matthews here. I think it suits Howard as well, though, but he was not good today.
Look closer ;)
I've tried to map it, but it's not easy to estimate exactly where the finishing line is. I'd guess the finishing straight is ~400 meters at 5%
 
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Netserk said:
Look closer ;)
I've tried to map it, but it's not easy to estimate exactly where the finishing line is. I'd guess the finishing straight is ~400 meters at 5%
Both Bouhanni and Matthews are quite good on hilly stuff, they should be able to quite well here anyway.
 
So yeh, perfect for Bouhanni.

Same thing apparently happened to Howard on the first day sprint at Mallorca and it didn't deter them from sticking with it (for what proved to be good reasons).
 
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Netserk said:
Look closer ;)
I've tried to map it, but it's not easy to estimate exactly where the finishing line is. I'd guess the finishing straight is ~400 meters at 5%
That's even better for Bouhanni. But also for Matthews.
 
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What do you think guys is this steep enough to Meersman? If his form is there, which I don't have any idea... Stage 1 wasn't so promising.
 
Hugo Koblet said:
What makes you think that? In my opinion, stage 1 suited him way more than this will.
I didn't think he was in good shape before watching today's sprint. But I have to reconsider that. He looked great. He might have a chance tomorrow if he doesn't mess it up.
 
Can't really see past Bouhanni again for stage 2. I hope he gets it.

Kittel not in the running for this I expect. If not a Bouhanni win then I'd like to see Rojas make up for the team sadness over Rui Costa today. The silver lining to today's cloud though is as everyone says - all go for Quintana on GC now.
 
SafeBet said:
I didn't think he was in good shape before watching today's sprint. But I have to reconsider that. He looked great. He might have a chance tomorrow if he doesn't mess it up.
Viviani surely would have waltzed it today if he could have chosen a line.

He looks in cracking form. Do you think he can handle the gradient ok?
 

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