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TdF 2017 stage 8: Dole > Station des Rousses 187,5 km

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What scenario/which scenarios is/are most likely?

  • Breakaway contest victory between themselves in a sprint

    Votes: 40 31.0%
  • Solo victory by a breakaway rider

    Votes: 47 36.4%
  • A 10-15 rider group (with the strongest GC riders) contest victory between themselves in a sprint

    Votes: 20 15.5%
  • A solo victory by a top 10-15 rider in the GC

    Votes: 9 7.0%
  • A 20-30 rider group contest victory between themselves in a sprint

    Votes: 6 4.7%
  • Marcel Kittel wins somehow

    Votes: 9 7.0%
  • Ambush a la Fuente De/Formigal succeeds

    Votes: 5 3.9%
  • Ambush a la Fuente De/Formigal fails

    Votes: 5 3.9%
  • None of the above

    Votes: 2 1.6%
  • Vino-option

    Votes: 10 7.8%

  • Total voters
    129
  • Poll closed .
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Happy to see breakaway won. It started to get exciting, besides the breakaway, it ended up boring. Not sure tomorrow will be different. Might negative racing.
 
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Jelantik said:
Happy to see breakaway won. It started to get exciting, besides the breakaway, it ended up boring. Not sure tomorrow will be different. Might negative racing.
It will be a positive racing with an impressive selection, but still not a bloodbath starting from first big climb, me thinks
 
Good battle between Calmejean and Gesink on the final climb and absolutely brilliant ride by the former in the run in. Got through the cramps and stayed away for a fully deserved victory.

GC men were clearly deterred by what is coming up tomorrow. Sky rode at a benign pace and nobody wanted to even test them a bit.
 
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Jelantik said:
Happy to see breakaway won. It started to get exciting, besides the breakaway, it ended up boring. Not sure tomorrow will be different. Might negative racing.

Yep, but I did have high hopes with about 40k to go...That was a quality win by Calmejane, he said the cramps almost did him in...I don't think any of the big GC guys burned any matches today.