One More Bunchie… Today we see the closing stage of the opening flurry of salvos fired in the battle for the Green Jersey.
This will be another bunch kick stage that covers 210km, and brings the race in range of the mountains and hills that will play a role in deciding the final order of the overall contenders.
Once again, there will be a break of a few riders from unthreatening teams allowed to get away by the Radioshack Nissan controlled peloton, once a certain time gap and a certain distance from home is reached, the ‘Shack boys will be joined by riders from any of the teams who fancy their sprinters to win the day, and the break will be reeled in.
Presumably a little further out than they were last night!
There will be a few attempts to shoot off the front in the final 10km, but once the Lotto-Belisol boys get themselves organised, the train will steam along without too many lads having the ability to streak away.
The final has two 90 degree corners, but shouldn’t be too hectic, and if Andre Greipel has as good a lead as he had yesterday, he should be a special to win it again.
One More Bunchie – Greipel from Cav from Goss.