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Giro Stage Predictor: Stage 7

Saturday 12th May

Recanati - Rocca di Cambio 205km

STRICT DEADLINE = STAGE START TIME 11:45 CET

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Steve's preview at Steephill:

This is the first summit finish of the race featuring a cat 2, 19 km @ 3.9 % climb to Rocca di Cambio. In truth, although this stage finishes with a climb, Rocca di Cambio is actually at the base of a famous mountain in the area, Monte Ocre (2209m), almost 1000 meters above the finish host. (see photo above). Stage 7 also features many other up and down sections as we head south, but there is only one other categorized climb, a cat 3 at the midpoint of the stage. The finishing climb is fairly easy especially by Italian standards on a wide, well-paved road. 3.5 kilometers from the finish is a short descent while the final 1.5 km is all uphill including a section of 10%, the steepest part of the climb, just 700 m from the line.

Stage 6 Results

Rubiano Chavez, Malori, Golas.

Although we picked almost 50 different riders, this was a tough stage to call, and nobody had any of these three who made it from the early break. VirtKitty wears the cappello rosa for another day, and we look forward to tomorrow, the first uphill finish of this year's Giro.

Link to spreadsheet


Rules

For each stage, pick three riders. The order of your picks does not matter.

The first three riders on the stage score. The basic score is stage winner 4 points, second place 2 points, third 1 point.

In addition there are bonus points awarded. Stage winner bonus is 24 points, second place bonus 12 points, third place bonus 6 points. The bonus points are split equally among all the DS's who picked that rider.

The entry deadline is the official start time of the stage. Now, people may want to be sneaky and change their picks before the stage starts when they see what other people's picks look like. That's fine, it's a normal part of the game and quite acceptable - but we'll allow strictly one change. You can change all three riders if you want, but it has to be in one new post. If you want to make a change, post it as a reply to your original post.

If you miss making an entry for a stage, no problem, you're still in the competition - you just score zero for that stage. Also, there's no limit to how early you can make picks, so if you're going on vacation, feel free to enter ahead of time for as many stages as you want.

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