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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 .
Belfort > Troyes, Tour de France 2000
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1 069 Erik ZABEL 6h 14' 13"
2 117 Robbie MC EWEN + 00' 00"
3 152 Jeroen BLIJLEVENS + 00' 00"
4 181 Romans VAINSTEINS + 00' 00"
5 038 Max VAN HEESWIJK + 00' 00"
6 095 Massimiliano MORI + 00' 00"
7 166 Arvis PIZIKS + 00' 00"
8 146 Emmanuel MAGNIEN + 00' 00"
9 005 George HINCAPIE + 00' 00"
10 147 Christophe MENGIN + 00' 00"
 
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swissfr said:
11,7 km with an overage gradient of 6,4 percent unclassified in the giro?

Fake News
You get some unclassified beasts at the Giro she they forget to classify it. 2015 was a great example: a 9km at 5%, and 20km at 4% (with two descents halfway through). Plenty others. Not death 11km at 6.5%, but comparable.
 
Who's winning the green jersey now?

Kittel probably the fave. But team will have half an eye or more on Martin, who looks in super form and is a genuine podium threat.

Matthews? Could pick up a lot of points on harder stages + has full team at his disposal. Demare as well.
 
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Alexandre B. said:
Belfort > Troyes, Tour de France 2000

1 069 Erik ZABEL 6h 14' 13"
2 117 Robbie MC EWEN + 00' 00"
3 152 Jeroen BLIJLEVENS + 00' 00"
4 181 Romans VAINSTEINS + 00' 00"
5 038 Max VAN HEESWIJK + 00' 00"
6 095 Massimiliano MORI + 00' 00"
7 166 Arvis PIZIKS + 00' 00"
8 146 Emmanuel MAGNIEN + 00' 00"
9 005 George HINCAPIE + 00' 00"
10 147 Christophe MENGIN + 00' 00"

Is it just me, or was that a fairly unremarkable top 10?
 
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The Hegelian said:
Who's winning the green jersey now?

Kittel probably the fave. But team will have half an eye or more on Martin, who looks in super form and is a genuine podium threat.

Matthews? Could pick up a lot of points on harder stages + has full team at his disposal. Demare as well.
Demare IMO. Won't do much worse than Kittel on the pan flat stages and can also score points on tougher stages.
 
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The Hegelian said:
Who's winning the green jersey now?

Kittel probably the fave. But team will have half an eye or more on Martin, who looks in super form and is a genuine podium threat.

Matthews? Could pick up a lot of points on harder stages + has full team at his disposal. Demare as well.

Demare and Kittel joint favourites for me, Matthews just below as I don't think there are enough stages where he can get points and the other two can't.

Pretty sure FDJ are going to throw their full weight behind Demare now. Not sure about QS once they hit the mountains, I think if Martin continues to perform they'll focus on that unless Kittel is in green. Might actually be interesting this year.
 
Re: Re:

The Hegelian said:
Alexandre B. said:
Belfort > Troyes, Tour de France 2000

1 069 Erik ZABEL 6h 14' 13"
2 117 Robbie MC EWEN + 00' 00"
3 152 Jeroen BLIJLEVENS + 00' 00"
4 181 Romans VAINSTEINS + 00' 00"
5 038 Max VAN HEESWIJK + 00' 00"
6 095 Massimiliano MORI + 00' 00"
7 166 Arvis PIZIKS + 00' 00"
8 146 Emmanuel MAGNIEN + 00' 00"
9 005 George HINCAPIE + 00' 00"
10 147 Christophe MENGIN + 00' 00"

Is it just me, or was that a fairly unremarkable top 10?

That's some 50 GT stage wins combined... :eek:

However, a lot of big name sprinters like Steels, Wüst, Koerts, Kirsipuu (of course), O'Grady dropped out earlier. Mario Cipollini crashed just before the Tour and didn't start at all.
 
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Bye Bye Bicycle said:
The Hegelian said:
Alexandre B. said:
Belfort > Troyes, Tour de France 2000

1 069 Erik ZABEL 6h 14' 13"
2 117 Robbie MC EWEN + 00' 00"
3 152 Jeroen BLIJLEVENS + 00' 00"
4 181 Romans VAINSTEINS + 00' 00"
5 038 Max VAN HEESWIJK + 00' 00"
6 095 Massimiliano MORI + 00' 00"
7 166 Arvis PIZIKS + 00' 00"
8 146 Emmanuel MAGNIEN + 00' 00"
9 005 George HINCAPIE + 00' 00"
10 147 Christophe MENGIN + 00' 00"

Is it just me, or was that a fairly unremarkable top 10?

That's some 50 GT stage wins combined... :eek:

However, a lot of big name sprinters like Steels, Wüst, Koerts, Kirsipuu (of course), O'Grady dropped out earlier. Mario Cipollini crashed just before the Tour and didn't start at all.

Okay, take out the top three....then how many?
 
Re: Re:

King Boonen said:
The Hegelian said:
Who's winning the green jersey now?

Kittel probably the fave. But team will have half an eye or more on Martin, who looks in super form and is a genuine podium threat.

Matthews? Could pick up a lot of points on harder stages + has full team at his disposal. Demare as well.

Demare and Kittel joint favourites for me, Matthews just below as I don't think there are enough stages where he can get points and the other two can't.

Pretty sure FDJ are going to throw their full weight behind Demare now. Not sure about QS once they hit the mountains, I think if Martin continues to perform they'll focus on that unless Kittel is in green. Might actually be interesting this year.

Yep, you and LaFlorecita have convinced me that Demare is fave. He's the middle way between Kittel and Matthews terrain wise, in sharp form and I agree, likely to have full support.
 
Re: Re:

The Hegelian said:
Bye Bye Bicycle said:
The Hegelian said:
Alexandre B. said:
Belfort > Troyes, Tour de France 2000

1 069 Erik ZABEL 6h 14' 13"
2 117 Robbie MC EWEN + 00' 00"
3 152 Jeroen BLIJLEVENS + 00' 00"
4 181 Romans VAINSTEINS + 00' 00"
5 038 Max VAN HEESWIJK + 00' 00"
6 095 Massimiliano MORI + 00' 00"
7 166 Arvis PIZIKS + 00' 00"
8 146 Emmanuel MAGNIEN + 00' 00"
9 005 George HINCAPIE + 00' 00"
10 147 Christophe MENGIN + 00' 00"

Is it just me, or was that a fairly unremarkable top 10?

That's some 50 GT stage wins combined... :eek:

However, a lot of big name sprinters like Steels, Wüst, Koerts, Kirsipuu (of course), O'Grady dropped out earlier. Mario Cipollini crashed just before the Tour and didn't start at all.

Okay, take out the top three....then how many?

You could say the same thing if you take out the top 3 in many sprints throughout cycling history.
That is a solid Top 10.
And, as is pointed out above, many of the greatest cyclists of the time were not racing.
 
Re: Re:

The Hegelian said:
Bye Bye Bicycle said:
The Hegelian said:
Alexandre B. said:
Belfort > Troyes, Tour de France 2000

1 069 Erik ZABEL 6h 14' 13"
2 117 Robbie MC EWEN + 00' 00"
3 152 Jeroen BLIJLEVENS + 00' 00"
4 181 Romans VAINSTEINS + 00' 00"
5 038 Max VAN HEESWIJK + 00' 00"
6 095 Massimiliano MORI + 00' 00"
7 166 Arvis PIZIKS + 00' 00"
8 146 Emmanuel MAGNIEN + 00' 00"
9 005 George HINCAPIE + 00' 00"
10 147 Christophe MENGIN + 00' 00"

Is it just me, or was that a fairly unremarkable top 10?

That's some 50 GT stage wins combined... :eek:

However, a lot of big name sprinters like Steels, Wüst, Koerts, Kirsipuu (of course), O'Grady dropped out earlier. Mario Cipollini crashed just before the Tour and didn't start at all.

Okay, take out the top three....then how many?

Sometimes it's good to look these kind of things up to sharpen the cycling-history senses:
Vainsteins: 1 (giro 1999)
Van Heeswijk: 2 (vuelta 1997, vuelta 2005)
Mori: 0
Piziks: 0
Magnien: 0
Hincapie: 1 (tour 2005*)
Mengin: 1 (tour 1997)

5 in total, I would have guessed 6 or 7, I thought the two Frenchmen had some more between them.