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Tour de France 2017 stage 6: Vesoul > Troyes - 216 km

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Who is going to win the stage?

  • Arnaud Demare

    Votes: 7 8.6%
  • André Greipel

    Votes: 9 11.1%
  • Marcel Kittel

    Votes: 44 54.3%
  • Nacer Bouhanni

    Votes: 5 6.2%
  • Dylan Groenewegen

    Votes: 3 3.7%
  • Michael Matthews

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Alexander Kristoff

    Votes: 2 2.5%
  • Ben Swift

    Votes: 1 1.2%
  • None of the above

    Votes: 1 1.2%
  • Vino-option

    Votes: 9 11.1%

  • Total voters
    81
  • Poll closed .
Tonton said:
As much as I agree with your post, I also believe that public opinion (fans, even officials) has become increasingly negative towards muslims after all the terrorist attacks et caetera. In addition to the die hard racists, of course. Whether it swayed decisions is debatable, but one may wonder.

Nacer's actions are one thing. He's no angel. The bad boy image is hurting him. He's a whiner. Having said that, many on the forum (me included) can't help liking the character, the caricature of Nacer. Personnally, he cracks me up. If he won more, people would like him more, as well. Fans put up with Mc Enroe or Tomba because they were lunatics...who won.

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Ruby United said:
I know people are pointing out Demare's dangerous sprint today, too, but has anyone noticed that he purposefully headbutted the Katusha rider!!?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-1kQ6OyXgg
Look between seconds 45 and 47, watch it a couple of times and in slow motion. Was there contact?

Regardless of contact, there was intention, twice.
He just bullied himself into position in a small gap, pretty normal in these sprints, but still very dangerous.
Like I said before, he definitely pulled a "Cav" but was lucky to get away with it.
If someone had crashed because of that move, I'd love to see if the UCI commissionaires had the balls to DQ Demare.
French rider, french champion, green jersey, and the only french to headline the news in the Tour.
Not likely...
 

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