Stage 4 Winner

Who will win?

  • Other

    Votes: 8 14.8%
  • Vanmarcke

    Votes: 6 11.1%
  • Paolini

    Votes: 1 1.9%
  • G. Thomas

    Votes: 1 1.9%
  • Stybar

    Votes: 5 9.3%
  • GVA

    Votes: 1 1.9%
  • Sagan

    Votes: 6 11.1%
  • NIibali

    Votes: 3 5.6%
  • Kristoff

    Votes: 9 16.7%
  • Degenkolb

    Votes: 14 25.9%

  • Total voters
    54
Degenkolb or Kristoff for me. I don't think it's hard enough for anyone to drop them and they will both have their teams working hard for them.

Outsiders would be Sagan (if he doesn't have to babysit Contador) and Greipel. Just don't think it's hard enough for Stybar, Vanmarcke, Canc (if recovered).
 
Jul 11, 2013
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I'am not so sure a favorite will win tomorrow..

Or that the cobbles being reported "easier" than last year is going to make a lesser spectacle...

In the cobbled classic's you have the specialists taking each other on..

Here you have a fresh peloton full of teams wanting to keep their GC guy up front...

They could easily "spoil" the favorites race, or make things complicated to the point that the winner is totally unpredictable..

My thoughts... with emphasis on thoughts :)

-Kristoff and Degenkobbles have already peaked this year..

-Sagan may have to sacrifice the stage to babysit AC..

-Stybar could easily complete an epic-failstep..

-Nibali and Boom not going to repeat last year, simply nlikely to do that trick two times in a row.. regardless of strenght...

-Vanmarcke seems a good bet, only things haven't worked for him this year..

-Thomas only winning if froome is second (or in small leading group), or out, and I doubt both.. (same as Sagan situation)

-Paolini is for me a dark horse.. Might be babysitting J-Rod...

-GVA is actually the one of the mentions in the poll I could see happen..
He might share same duties as Sagan/Paolini but I think Garderen could follow his wheel...

Gorilla FTW!!!!
 
I think the cobbles wont be that hard so I expect a reduced sprint between some cobbles classic specialists. I expect kristoff or degenkolb will win, sagan might be the strongest one but he will have to work a lot for AC.
 
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Re:

mrhender said:
I'am not so sure a favorite will win tomorrow..

Or that the cobbles being reported "easier" than last year is going to make a lesser spectacle...

In the cobbled classic's you have the specialists taking each other on..

Here you have a fresh peloton full of teams wanting to keep their GC guy up front...

They could easily "spoil" the favorites race, or make things complicated to the point that the winner is totally unpredictable..

My thoughts... with emphasis on thoughts :)

-Kristoff and Degenkobbles have already peaked this year..

-Sagan may have to sacrifice the stage to babysit AC..

-Stybar could easily complete an epic-failstep..

-Nibali and Boom not going to repeat last year, simply nlikely to do that trick two times in a row.. regardless of strenght...

-Vanmarcke seems a good bet, only things haven't worked for him this year..

-Thomas only winning if froome is second (or in small leading group), or out, and I doubt both.. (same as Sagan situation)

-Paolini is for me a dark horse.. Might be babysitting J-Rod...

-GVA is actually the one of the mentions in the poll I could see happen..
He might share same duties as Sagan/Paolini but I think Garderen could follow his wheel...

Gorilla FTW!!!!
Yes and I heard GVA might be going home after tomorrow due to his pregnant wife I think ? So may give it absolutely everything.
 

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