The "We need to give Matteo Trentin a thread before he becomes world champion" thread

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I will respect Trentin immensely and forever if he manages to win the Green jersey solely through intermediate sprints.

Tomorrow is a half chance to get away from Bennett, then Thursday a bit less good, Friday perfect for him (can win the intermediate and I think stage if he gets in the break, or at least get some points for the stage). Hypothetically, there's 100 points he can take before even getting to Paris...
 
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I will respect Trentin immensely and forever if he manages to win the Green jersey solely through intermediate sprints.

Tomorrow is a half chance to get away from Bennett, then Thursday a bit less good, Friday perfect for him (can win the intermediate and I think stage if he gets in the break, or at least get some points for the stage). Hypothetically, there's 100 points he can take before even getting to Paris...
It's really interesting, because if Bennett tries to shut him down at any intermediates that have any uphill preceding it then Bennett potentially could fall into difficulty on that stage and it may also eat away at the top edge of his sprint in Paris. But if he doesn't try to shut down Trentin then theoretically he could be putting lots of extra pressure on himself for a win in Paris against an in form Caleb and a very resilient Kristoff.

I still have to think Bennett is about a 90% favourite for green though. But I like how for two weeks it's almost been quiet bemusement about what Trentin is doing and now everyone is like "oh, it's not actually mathematically impossible, and here is how he can pull it off".
 
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