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Tour de France 2017 stage 10: Périgueu > Bergerac - 178 km

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Red Rick said:
Why any team but Quick Step would work, I could never understand.

All the sprinters teams should just put a guy in the break.

This is happening for years now and I wonder if anyone understands it anymore. Actually what you are saying is something you hear less and less over the years. All teams beside quickstep should try and join the break instead, let quickstep try and close the gap. I guess they all think they have a bigget chance winning in a sprint.....
 
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Frankschleck said:
People saying kittel doesn't deserve green. He is by far the best sprinter in the world, and in my personal opinion, i don't even think sagan could beat him for the green jersey this year. Of course he derseves it, if ends up with it.

Often..like quite recently, the fastest sprinter in the race doesn't win Green in Paris.

Agree, if he wins it he deserves it."..considering the reduced field ;)
 
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burning said:
Netserk said:
staubsauger said:
Kittel is a high-speed sprinter that continues the legacy of Petacchi and Cipollini. I don't see where the best sprinter of the world wouldn't be a worthy winner of the green jersey, just because Sagan turned it into the Intergiro classification of the Tour. It should be won by the fastest sprinter anyway.
Well, neither Cipo nor Petacchi won the green jersey, so only natural that Kittel shouldn't either.

Petacchi won in 2010

It's difficult to win green jersey when rider never finishes the Tour. As was the case with Cipo.
 
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Kwibus said:
Red Rick said:
Why any team but Quick Step would work, I could never understand.

All the sprinters teams should just put a guy in the break.

This is happening for years now and I wonder if anyone understands it anymore. Actually what you are saying is something you hear less and less over the years. All teams beside quickstep should try and join the break instead, let quickstep try and close the gap. I guess they all think they have a bigget chance winning in a sprint.....

The chances of Kittel screwing up, getting boxed in, having a mechanical, feeling slightly ill are better than the chances of a particular sprint team winning from a breakaway on a sprint stage. They are playing the odds.
 
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Zinoviev Letter said:
Kwibus said:
Red Rick said:
Why any team but Quick Step would work, I could never understand.

All the sprinters teams should just put a guy in the break.

This is happening for years now and I wonder if anyone understands it anymore. Actually what you are saying is something you hear less and less over the years. All teams beside quickstep should try and join the break instead, let quickstep try and close the gap. I guess they all think they have a bigget chance winning in a sprint.....

The chances of Kittel screwing up, getting boxed in, having a mechanical, feeling slightly ill are better than the chances of a particular sprint team winning from a breakaway on a sprint stage. They are playing the odds.
Yes, when Kittel crashes, they have one of about 10 sprinters who could feasibly win.

They are playing the odds.

The wrong odds.
 
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Red Rick said:
Zinoviev Letter said:
Kwibus said:
Red Rick said:
Why any team but Quick Step would work, I could never understand.

All the sprinters teams should just put a guy in the break.

This is happening for years now and I wonder if anyone understands it anymore. Actually what you are saying is something you hear less and less over the years. All teams beside quickstep should try and join the break instead, let quickstep try and close the gap. I guess they all think they have a bigget chance winning in a sprint.....

The chances of Kittel screwing up, getting boxed in, having a mechanical, feeling slightly ill are better than the chances of a particular sprint team winning from a breakaway on a sprint stage. They are playing the odds.
Yes, when Kittel crashes, they have one of about 10 sprinters who could feasibly win.

They are playing the odds.

The wrong odds.

I mean seriously, if you sent riders in the break, your sprinter can still sprint. It can't possibly be detrimental to your chances
 
Re: Tour de France 2017 stage 10: Périgueu > Bergerac - 178

Stupid UCI and ASO pay their price. The fight for green would be amazing. Sagan forced to be in each break.
I start to think Sagan is pretty happy now , he could be beaten fair and squere.
 

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