Monday, July 2, 2012

TdF Stage 2 Preview

A pure sprinter's stage, so Cavendish wins. Actually, it's not quite that simple. Unlike previous years, Cav may not have the kind of dedicated lead-out train he's enjoyed in past campaigns because Team Sky are working to put Wiggins in yellow. So, Cav may have to free-lance a bit (as Robbie McEwen used to do so well). I'd still pick him against the field to win today's stage, but challengers will include AleJet (Alessandro Pettachi), Tyler Farrar, and Andrei Greipel. Also I wouldn't be surprised if yesterday's winner Peter Sagan, who is not a pure bunch sprinter, mixed it up with the big boys; he is riding with the kind of confidence, even arrogance, that pure sprinters require.

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