Predict the yellow jersey progression

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Jul 4, 2015
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deValtos said:
Surely Dennis holds onto yellow up the mur ? He's the strongest climber out of the first 8 riders, Kelderman being 9th but also 30 seconds back.
Think Cancellara can take it on the Mur, he can top 5 if he puts his mind to it.
 
Mar 13, 2015
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SeriousSam said:
Cancellara top 5, que?
He's very good on short steep climbs (Tour of Flanders, Classica Bianche), no reason for him not to perform on the Mur.
Mur de Huy is a different ball game, expect real climbers to excel on it. Not a place for Fabian
 
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I will be completely shocked if he motors up Mur de Huy. It's just too long for a rider this heavy, surely.
 
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pablohidalgo7 said:
Kelderman was 10th this year in fleche wallone, he has options to take the yellow in the stage 3rd
although it is uphill it will still be difficult to get half a minute on only 1 km, but yeah its possible
Dennis will suffer in such a steep climb, the problem fo kelderman,mollema or gesink is dumoulin.
 
Jul 2, 2015
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Hugo Koblet said:
Didn't Dennis do pretty well on a short, sharp hill earlier this year or does my memory fail me? Not as hard as Mur de Huy, but I seem to recall that he did surprisingly well.
Stage 3 form TDU this year. Dennis won stage 3 that finished with a 1.6k climb at 8.75 %.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcghCEo_vyQ

He came 2nd behind Porte on Willunga.

He is not an excellent climber, but a decent one.

Question is how he will handle the really steep parts on Huy.

I'm certain he wont lose too much time. Actually think he will continue be in yellow after stage 3.
 
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HelloDolly said:
Stage 1 - Tom Dumoulin
Stage 2 - Crosswinds -Peter Sagan
Stage 3 - Purito
Stage 4 - Stybar
Stage 5/6/ - Matthews
Stage 7 - Gallopin
Stage - 8 - Dan Martin
Stage 9 - Valverde
Stage 10/11 - Quintana
Stage 12 /13 -Contador
Stage 14 15 16 Nibali
Stage 17 + Chris Froome
Not so bad. :p
 
Jul 2, 2015
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So Canc or Dumoulin in yellow after Huy. Sagan? Just too many seconds behind, +33 to Canc.
 
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Punkan said:
So Canc or Dumoulin in yellow after Huy. Sagan? Just too many seconds behind, +33 to Canc.
tough choice for fabian, try to hold the yellow or save power for cobbles to get it back. trying to hold it might result in no getting it back.
 
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tomorrow said:
Punkan said:
So Canc or Dumoulin in yellow after Huy. Sagan? Just too many seconds behind, +33 to Canc.
tough choice for fabian, try to hold the yellow or save power for cobbles to get it back. trying to hold it might result in no getting it back.
Not really a dilemma imo. Fabian could go full gas today on Huy (and save himself a top 25) and still go full gas on the cobbled stage. If the cobbles are dry, it will be a question of sheer power, and in that case there's nobody stronger than Fabian in the entire world.
Dumoulin will take yellow today, and lose it tomorrow, the way I see it. Sagan is too far behind and I'm not even sure TCS would like a MJ to "defend" this early.
 

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