Rest Day 1: who wins green?

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Rest Day 1: Who wins green?

  • Cavendish

    Votes: 38 55.1%
  • Matthews

    Votes: 2 2.9%
  • Colbrelli

    Votes: 19 27.5%
  • Philipsen

    Votes: 3 4.3%
  • Alaphilippe

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Bouhanni

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • Pogacar

    Votes: 3 4.3%
  • Sagan

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • Vino/Other

    Votes: 2 2.9%

  • Total voters
    69
  • Poll closed .
Are we completely dismissing VanAert here? On 47 points currently, yet to actually contest a sprint properly, and was able to out sprint Bennett and Ewan at times last year. Ok, he hasn’t had the same form and/or prep as last year, but now that he’s relieved of any GC nursemaid duties (JV aren’t going to defend/work for Vingegaard’s possible 3rd place nearly the way they would Roglic’s drive for yellow) then stage wins are surely on the cards, and he might climb the rankings very quickly. With Tony Martin and Teunissen, he has a solidish leadout there, too.
 
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Are we completely dismissing VanAert here? On 47 points currently, yet to actually contest a sprint properly, and was able to out sprint Bennett and Ewan at times last year. Ok, he hasn’t had the same form and/or prep as last year, but now that he’s relieved of any GC nursemaid duties (JV aren’t going to defend/work for Vingegaard’s possible 3rd place nearly the way they would Roglic’s drive for yellow) then stage wins are surely on the cards, and he might climb the rankings very quickly. With Tony Martin and Teunissen, he has a solidish leadout there, too.
If he made it his goal the next coming 2 weeks he could definitely get close or take it, but it's likely he'll take certain days off with Tokyo on his mind. So I doubt he'll get enough points in the intermediates.

I said Colbrelly for green before the Tour so I'll stick to it, but if Cav keeps dominating the sprint stages it might be impossible for Sonny.
 
If he made it his goal the next coming 2 weeks he could definitely get close or take it, but it's likely he'll take certain days off with Tokyo on his mind. So I doubt he'll get enough points in the intermediates.

I said Colbrelly for green before the Tour so I'll stick to it, but if Cav keeps dominating the sprint stages it might be impossible for Sonny.
I can’t see enough stages between now and Paris being hard enough for Sonny to pick up points without Cav nearby. Unless he repeats his stage 9, but then if he keeps that up he’ll be in the GC hunt and won’t be able to get in any more breaks.
 
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