No, if he wins the intermediary sprint tomorrow and Ackermann doesn't score, the difference will be 1 point in Ackermann's favour. Then Démare has to find two points on either a mountain top finish, the intermediary sprint on stage 20 which comes after a 20 km mountain or in the final TT which is just a bit too hilly for that to be realistic.RedheadDane said:It's mathematically impossible for Demare to reach him?
I agree with you but I'd add a healthy Gaviria as he's every bit as good as those other guys, he just needs to stop crashing.
That's very modest and not exactly true. Along with Groenewegen, Ewan, Bennett and Viviani he's among the current Top 5 of the world's best sprinters for me.
Weird. I can only really explain it by assuming that the sponsors want Sagan to win green at the Tour again more than they want Ackermann sprint stages and Sagan stage hunting. I assumed with Sagan having the record and doing a Giro-Tour for the first time that he was finished with green and would instead be riding as an attacker.Hmm, he has announced today that he will also do the Giro alongside Sagan next year but not the Tour.
I wonder how they will play that.
Makes sence not to have him and Sagan both ride the Giro. With Sagan sacrificing the classics to ride the Giro it only makes sence that he aims also for the points competiton in the Giro and that would have been difficult if Ackermann were there. But now if Ackermann can perhaps win it at the Vuelta, the team might win all 3 GT pointsjerseys this year.https://www.radsport-news.com/sport/sportnews_120323.htm
Ackermann will not ride the giro as planned. Instead he will ride the vuelta with his sprint train.
Before that he will ride:
Tour de Pologne