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Ulrich Ulriksen
Paris - Nice

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Welcome to the Race to the Sun. Paris-Nice is one of the fixtures of the early-season calendar, and is one of the first chances to see the real top dogs of the peloton fight it out in a stage race.

In recent years Pars–Nice has alternated years between mountain and hill-focused. And this year it will be one for the climbers as Stages 7 and 8 see a 12km mountain time trial followed by a 163km stage culminating in a long climb to Valdeblore La Colmiane.

But before those two pivotal stages we will have a less challenging mountain stage, plus 2 for the punchers, 2 for the sprinters and a prologue.

Defending champion pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Sicard is back and his balanced skill set is well adapted to both last year's and this year’s parcours. But the rest of last year’s top 10 were punchier riders and none of them are back this year. We do have one other former winner, a 23-yo Robert Gesink won this race for the France Televisions team, all the way back in 2009.

With limited flat time-trialing this race seems attractive to the GC riders who aren’t as strong in the TT and it is from that group which many of our favorites are drawn.

MTHITTPRRSRC
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Lecuisinier857577778079
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Dombrowski847571717878
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Morton847673737878
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Alarcon847367667473
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Sicard827876767982
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Quintana827471717676
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Amador827376757174
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Olivier817669698077
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Keizer817181817979
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/akm.png Galta817373717977
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Hirt817473737979
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/duo.png Gesink817978787777
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/isa.png Berhane817566657473
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roglic807672707675
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Carapaz807172727677
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Meintjes807871717678
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ubs.png Schelling807572717673


With his superior climbing, strong TT skills and excellent back-ups pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Lecuisinier is a clear favorite to take the race. Only pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Dombrowski, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Morton and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Alarcon are close in terms of climbing and all of them are significantly weaker in TT skills. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Alarcon also lacks in terms of back-up stats which means pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Dombrowski and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Morton seem likely the most likely challengers to Lecuisinier

However, another possibility is that the two punchy stages will play a significant role. Stage 5 from Sisteron to Vence includes two sharp climbs in the last 20k and time gaps are possible. If that is the case, 3 other riders might at least challenge for the podium: the two former winners - pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Sicard and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/duo.png Gesink and cycleYorkshire’s pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Meintjes. All 3 are among the best puncheurs in the race and the first two are also excellent in the TT.

For the remaining riders it is hard to see where they will be able to gain time and they are likely looking at a fight for positions in the top 10. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Keizer is very strong in the prologue but 7km doesn’t leave room for much of a time gap.

In addition to stage 5, stage 3 should also favor the punchy riders but with Tirreno-Adriatico being focused around puncheurs, the field for Paris-Nice is much weaker. Only 5 77 hill or better riders feature even expanding to 76 we still only have 10 riders. So some weaker puncheurs might have a shot at the stage victory.

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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/duo.png Gesink817978787765
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Sicard827876767970
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/yor.png Meintjes807871717669
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Azman767763647275
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Talansky797772727669
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png McKenna747663647277
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Godoy797667677675
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/iso.png Roglic807672707674
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Olivier817669698071
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Morton847673737867


6 of the 10 are among our GC favorites. Two more of them, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gen.png Talansky and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eav.png Godoy are also strong GC riders, they will want the hilly stages to be hard so they can offset losses they might have in the mountain stages.

The remaining two, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Azman and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png McKenna aren’t strong enough to impose themselves but could pick up some stage points by dodging the strong competition in Italy.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Lecuisinier and Festina will be pleased with the lack of strong puncheurs as it will likely keep the stages easier and help him limit any losses on the only terrain where others have an advantage.

To help him manage that and the mountain stages he has the support of another great climber in pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Bongiorno as well as the all-rounder pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Zoidl. But as top sprinter pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Coquard is also here for Festina the team is not that deep in the climbing disciplines.

The good news for Festina is that none of the competition is that strong either. eBuddy’s pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Dombrowski is supported by pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Majka and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ebd.png Aru while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Morton is supported by 4 mid-tier climbers in pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Power, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Roe,pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png O'Connor and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Canty.

Gesink’s Duolingo squad includes pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/duo.png Min for the mountains and some decent puncheurs, but none with the talent to put the rest of the field under pressure.

Defending champion pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Sicard may have the deepest support with 5 strong climbers all of whom are reasonable in the hills. The team includes pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Rosch, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Salinas, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Martin, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Paez and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afk.png Koch.

Turning away from the GC the prologue has attracted a number of specialists in addition to the GC riders including:
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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/evo.png Stoltz80
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Yatsevich80
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Hansen79
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Coquard79
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/kng.png Van Winden79
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Faglum Karlsson79


Grieg’s pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/grm.png Andersen will start as the favorite but given the fine margins over 7km there is no guarantees.

Finally there are two sprint stages (2 and 4) both are about 190km and nearly entirely flat. If the winds don’t blow then the sprinters should contest both. The sprint field includes:
FLSPACRS
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Coquard73848374
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Groenewegen73828171
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/vlv.png Appollonio74817866
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tti.png Samolenkov74817971
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnm.png Meyer72807665
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ino.png Goss72807568
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mos.png Granjel Cabrera74797569
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/rak.png Hayakawa73797968


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Coquard is the clear favorite with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/aeg.png Groenewegen his closest challenger. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/fes.png Coquard brought only one lead out man and none of the other favorites has a strong lead out. However, there are a number of sprinters just below the quality of the favorites as nearly every team sent a sprinter of some kind. So expect to see some messy sprints.

With the strongest sprinter and the best GC rider on the same team it seems like Paris-Nice could shape up to be Festina versus the field. In 8 days’ time we will know who won that battle.

And finally a look back in time: Gesink finishes the prologue in the 2009 edition of Paris-Nice in 2nd place.

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Full Start List

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GroenewegenDylanAegon - Peroni
KoepThomasAegon - Peroni
MachadoTiagoAegon - Peroni
OlivierDaanAegon - Peroni
RucigajZigaAegon - Peroni
TejadaHaroldAegon - Peroni
Van HooydonckNathanAegon - Peroni
VelitsPeterAegon - Peroni
KochMichelAir France - KLM
MartinGuillaumeAir France - KLM
PaezAndresAir France - KLM
RoschDavidAir France - KLM
SalinasJonathanAir France - KLM
SicardRomainAir France - KLM
VanendertJelleAir France - KLM
AnderbergHampusAker - MOT
CastrilloJaimeAker - MOT
FossTobiasAker - MOT
GaltaFredrik StrandAker - MOT
PedersenCasperAker - MOT
QuintanaDayerAker - MOT
SiriwardenaKashyapaAker - MOT
VideikaAiridasAker - MOT
BaylyCameronBennelong - Mitchelton
CantyBrendanBennelong - Mitchelton
MeyerCameronBennelong - Mitchelton
MortonLachlanBennelong - Mitchelton
O'ConnorBenBennelong - Mitchelton
PowerRobertBennelong - Mitchelton
RoeTimothyBennelong - Mitchelton
ScotsonCallumBennelong - Mitchelton
BarJocelyncycleYorkshire
CullaighGabrielcycleYorkshire
HennessyJacobcycleYorkshire
HolmesMatthewcycleYorkshire
KennaughTimcycleYorkshire
MeintjesLouiscycleYorkshire
MunozDanielcycleYorkshire
BagioliNicolaDuolingo
GesinkRobertDuolingo
MerlierTimDuolingo
MinKyeng HoDuolingo
OliveiraRuiDuolingo
RazumovNikitaDuolingo
SiposZoltanDuolingo
Van HoeckeGijsDuolingo
CentroneIvanEA Vesuvio
GaldouneAmineEA Vesuvio
GirdlestoneKeaganEA Vesuvio
GodoyCaioEA Vesuvio
JungelsBobEA Vesuvio
KirschAlexEA Vesuvio
PelikanJanosEA Vesuvio
ReimerMartinEA Vesuvio
AruFabioeBuddy
DombrowskiJosepheBuddy
HofstedeLennardeBuddy
LampaertYveseBuddy
MajkaRafeleBuddy
RoosenTimoeBuddy
TolhoekAntwaneBuddy
BudenieksKristapsEvonik - ELKO
ChavanneGabrielEvonik - ELKO
ChiarelloWilliamEvonik - ELKO
LiepinsEmilsEvonik - ELKO
StoltzYannickEvonik - ELKO
TvetcovSergheiEvonik - ELKO
VosekalnsAndrisEvonik - ELKO
BongiornoFrancescoFestina - OAKA
BouglasGeorgiosFestina - OAKA
CoquardBryanFestina - OAKA
KaratziosGeorgiosFestina - OAKA
LecuisinierPierre-HenriFestina - OAKA
MavrikakisMichailFestina - OAKA
OsorioJuanFestina - OAKA
ZoidlRiccardoFestina - OAKA
BibbyIanGazelle
BoaroManueleGazelle
FejesGaborGazelle
KruijswijkStevenGazelle
MaleckiKamilGazelle
PowlessNeilsonGazelle
SosnitskiyAnatoliyGazelle
VervaekeLouisGazelle
BouchardGeoffreyGenerali
BrownNathanGenerali
DyballBenjaminGenerali
FernandesJoseGenerali
LudvigssonTobiasGenerali
MasnadaFaustoGenerali
RodriguesJoaoGenerali
TalanskyAndrewGenerali
AndersenSoren KraghGrieg-Maersk
GillettRhysGrieg-Maersk
HansenLasse NormanGrieg-Maersk
IturriaMikelGrieg-Maersk
KorsaethTruls EngenGrieg-Maersk
LaengenVegard StakeGrieg-Maersk
RingheimJo KogstadGrieg-Maersk
ElissondeKennyIndosat Ooredoo
GossMatthewIndosat Ooredoo
KeizerMartijnIndosat Ooredoo
LigthartPimIndosat Ooredoo
LuchshenkoSergeyIndosat Ooredoo
SpeirsIsaacIndosat Ooredoo
WarcholBartoszIndosat Ooredoo
WolfJustinIndosat Ooredoo
AffonsoMuriloISA - Hexacta
AnaconaWinnerISA - Hexacta
BerhaneNatnaelISA - Hexacta
CamperoPiterISA - Hexacta
ContrerasEmilianoISA - Hexacta
JiJianhuaISA - Hexacta
MraouniSalah EddineISA - Hexacta
SendekuGetachewISA - Hexacta
BizkarraMikelIsostar - Specialized
BuggeVegard RobinsonIsostar - Specialized
GibbonsRyanIsostar - Specialized
NovakDomenIsostar - Specialized
PetersNansIsostar - Specialized
RoglicPrimozIsostar - Specialized
RussoClementIsostar - Specialized
AzmanMuhamad ZawawiKing Power
BoonratanathanakornThurakitKing Power
FungKa HooKing Power
JakobsenFabioKing Power
LeungChun WingKing Power
SmithDionKing Power
TeklehaimanotDanielKing Power
Van WindenDennisKing Power
CinkOndrejMoser - Sygic
DanacikJakubMoser - Sygic
Granjel CabreraRaulMoser - Sygic
HirtJanMoser - Sygic
KrulStefMoser - Sygic
McKennaSeanMoser - Sygic
BrozynaPiotrRakuten Pro Cycling
CostagliTeodoroRakuten Pro Cycling
HayakawaTomohiroRakuten Pro Cycling
QuintanaNairoRakuten Pro Cycling
SalconeJacobRakuten Pro Cycling
SibillaMichelRakuten Pro Cycling
ZhaoJingbiaoRakuten Pro Cycling
AntonijevicGoranSwisslion Cycling Team
ChristodoulosMichaelSwisslion Cycling Team
GroseljMaticSwisslion Cycling Team
MestricMatijaSwisslion Cycling Team
PenkoIzidorSwisslion Cycling Team
RajovicDusanSwisslion Cycling Team
SiricIvanSwisslion Cycling Team
StavrakakisGeorgiosSwisslion Cycling Team
BevinPatrickTeam Puma - SAP
DoubeyFabienTeam Puma - SAP
EggerMike AaronTeam Puma - SAP
GannaFilippoTeam Puma - SAP
OkaAtsushiTeam Puma - SAP
StĂĽssiColinTeam Puma - SAP
VasylivYuriyTeam Puma - SAP
WeinsteinDomenicTeam Puma - SAP
FoliforovAlexanderTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha
KolesnikovSergeiTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha
MamykinMatveyTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha
NovikovNikitaTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha
SamolenkovArtemTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha
ShalunovEvgenyTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha
VorobevAntonTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha
YatsevichKirilTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha
AbreuJorgeTeam UBS
AmadorAndreiTeam UBS
BadilattiMatteoTeam UBS
FuchsDominikTeam UBS
GrigrianArturTeam UBS
SchellingPatrickTeam UBS
SchirTheryTeam UBS
ThomasBenjaminTeam UBS
AlarconJoseVolvo acc. by Spotify
AppollonioDavideVolvo acc. by Spotify
CarapazRichard AntonioVolvo acc. by Spotify
Faglum KarlssonMarcusVolvo acc. by Spotify
HalvorsenKristofferVolvo acc. by Spotify
TanfieldHarryVolvo acc. by Spotify

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OlegTinkov
Samolenkov and Yatsevich need the stars aligned for a podium place, otherwise getting into the break for a surprise result is our only option.
 
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tastasol
Stake Laengen and Iturria here for the GC. Hopefully top 25 is possible. Kragh would have loved that opening stage to be a bit shorter. Not sure what to expect there now. A really poor combination of TTs for me this, with this one being possibly a bit too long for Kragh, while the one in T-A is probably a bit too short for Wurtz. Normann Hansen is somewhat a rider in between those, so this could possibly be a great stage for him. Top heavy field. Looking forward to seeing how Lecusinier will do on home soil.
 
roturn
High hopes to finish this in the top10 with Olivier and a top result by Groenewegen in the sprints!
A bit afraid of my team trying to form a train though...

Mountain support of Velits/Machado/Koep is pretty solid in a triple clash I think and should help Olivier late in the race as well.

Good race for Lecuisinier I guess with no other 85 mountain rider at the start, which is interesting and neither Herklotz. Could really be a big one for him here.
 
SotD
Pretty happy with that startlist I must admit...

Paris-Nice is one of those races we have never won despite having won almost all GC races on the calender at one point, so there are no excuses for Lecuisinier here. While the setup around him isn't perfect by any means it still concludes a 79/75 rider aswell as two 75MO riders and another 72MO rider.

Coquard being the leading sprinter here was always going to be the case, but last season we were lucky with him in a pretty similar Tirreno-setup, so I hope this can be a repeat although the lack of a strong train may hurt him especially in a race like this... I can only hope that Bouglas with his well-rounded stats and powerhouse Karatzios can do what it takes.

In all aspects this is a race where we can only dissapoint I feel. If Coquard and Lecuisinier doesn't split 3/4 stagewins between them it is dissapointing, aswell if Lecuisinier doesn't win the race outright.

The idea on paper was to see Coquard get 6-7th on the prologue and win stage 2 to claim the lead aswell as pts. Then hopefully win stage 4 to keep the points jersey until stage 6 or so.

The last 3 stages should all suit Lecuisinier really well and hopefully he could then clear the plate (except for KOM which is likely to come from the BotD's).

Full of excitement, but ready for dissapointment.
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Fabianski
Looking forward to see the fight among a good amount of strong climbers. The race should really be Lecuisinier's, especially with the home bonus Pfft Which should hold for Coquard, too. Definitely a very important race for Festina.
With Sicard defending his title, the Frenchies definitely have a good shot at the GC, as well as many stage wins.

Of course - repeating myself, I know - I'm looking forward to see Masnada racing again, on a course that should suit him quite well, being a hybrid rider. Let's see if he can pull Talansky to a better result than in Portugal - although this will be really hard with so many top climbers here!
 
matt17br
Very informative preview Ulrich, thank you! Should be another depth race for us. I don't expect Talansky to fight for the top 10, but with a bunch of stage racers here to support him as well it should be more than just a few riders scoring for us (although not massively). Looking forward to the racing!
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alexkr00
I was expecting pretty much all of the GC stars to be here so it's good to see Dombrowski could even push for the win, with a podium becoming the very least of our expectations now.
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Scorchio
While not threatening the podium, looking for Berhane to have a good outing here as is one of the least ITT impacted 'stage racer' stage races given TT's are his achilles heel; fingers crossed for lower top 10 GC. For Berhane, consistently picking up points is his potential route to a good season rather than flashy results. He has pretty strong mountain support that might also prove useful in terms of breaks/KOM hunting, although there is always a good deal of luck required in the latter department. Not listed in the terrain favourites, but decent hopes that Contreras will contest the potential sprint finishes, otherwise will be wasted RD's in his case.

Pretty uncontroversial to expect a French victory in the GC here, although still a potential battle between the two local heavy-weights. Will be interesting to see if Sicard continues his insane levels of aggression in terms of racing style as last season, or whether he has calmed down somewhat.
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valverde321
Hopeful that Quintana can put in a solid performance here. Elected to bring him over Shikai as there is only 7km of flat TT, which should mean no more than about 20 seconds of time losses. As long as he can more or less stick with the favourites on the actual climbs, I think a Top 10 is reasonable. Also slightly worried that the MTT may use atleast some amount of the hill stat due to the length, which means Quintana is the better pick for us over Shikai as well.
 
tsmoha
Morton usually underperforms in those early stage races, so I'm not sure what to expect. Looking at the startlist, the podium must be the goal though. We already need some results after our Portugal horror show.

Looking at the list of sprinters, there's actually some hope for Cam Meyer to score a result Shock
 
viking90
Very important race for us! Not sure what to expect from Alarcon but him Carapaz and Appo should be able to get some much needed pts for us!
 
Gustavovskiy
Looking forward to see what Gesink can do with this field, though I suspect he doesn't look as lean as he did in '07 Pfft

Thanks for the preview with the throwback, Ulrich!
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ember
Very nice preview with a bit of a historical touch. Thank you for that, Ulrich!

A top 15 overall should be doable here for Galta. A top 10 will be very good. Except for a solid GC from Galta, we can't expect much here. Hoping to see our riders be active in breakaways, as we have no sprinter nor top GC rider, which should give the others a green light to join attacks and chase KoM points and possibly stage wins, if we get the right rider up front and they're allowed to fight for a stage win.
 
SportingNonsense
U25 jersey is the target here for Godoy, hopefully he and Kirsch can do ok on the key stages.
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Bikex
My hope here is some depth scoring with Smith, Teklehaimanot and Azman. Great to see the latter high up in the puncheurs table maybe he can indeed do something in the hilly stages

Also Leung is here again for the prologue but he’ll have a bad day there again so not really worth the mention.
 
DubbelDekker
We're shooting for the depth points and hopefully a breakaway performance.
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tastasol
Bikex wrote:
Also Leung is here again for the prologue but he’ll have a bad day there again so not really worth the mention.


Jinxed that one! Congrats Smile

A good team performance from us, but had hoped for better from Kragh. Possibly the rain, possibly the distance or possibly just some "not that great" legs. Prologues always seems to be a bit of a coin toss. Hope to see us on the attack on the coming stages. Stake Laengen and Iturria also with a good start, though those seconds probably wont't be very important in the end.
 
tsmoha
Not sure, if that's a bad or solid result for Morton. Surely not the key stage though, so no need to think about it too long.. Top-10 for Meyer, which doesn't give us anything of value at this point. If he somehow can be in the mix for sprints, it would be nice however.
 
cio93
Filippo Ganna!! 8th on the day for a lvl3 rider, take that world! Grin
Oh I'm so excited to see him max out.

If stage 3 is ridden slowly, maybe he can even keep the jersey until stage 5?


5 points we gladly take here, as the team's not expected to pick up any stage points and we're at most hoping for a low Top 20 for one of Vasyliv (who had a good TT) or StĂĽssi (who didn't) in absence of our two best climbers, if they manage to get recognized by the AI.

Alternatively, maybe 77mo fits the KoM hunter category already and we can try to take that jersey. There are plenty of points available outside of stage finishes.
 
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Definition of beautiful
Definition of beautiful
PCM11: Beautiful Screenshots
Fantasy Betting
Current bets:
No bets available.
Best gamblers:
bullet roturn 900 PCM$
bullet alexkr00 850 PCM$
bullet LLDS 790 PCM$
bullet Ollfardh 700 PCM$
bullet jseadog1 700 PCM$

bullet Main Fantasy Betting page
bullet Rankings: Top 100
ManGame Betting
Current bets:
No bets available.
Best gamblers:
bullet jseadog1 500 PCM$
bullet df_Trek 500 PCM$
bullet roturn 500 PCM$
bullet valverde321 500 PCM$
bullet AbhishekLFC 500 PCM$

bullet Main MG Betting page
bullet Get weekly MG PCM$
bullet Rankings: Top 100
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