PG - Giro d'Italia 2022 Stage 6


First stage on the mainland and it’s 192k from Palmi to Scalea. Small bump at the start and then it’s pretty flat. Looks like a straight run in and unless they’ve played funny buggers with the barriers, we should be looking at a straightforward sprint. The only rider, as we are travelling along the coast, is the wind. If it blows it could get nervous for the peloton.

The Favourites

Writing before today’s stage so barring accidents, this should really about the same names we saw on stage 3. We’ve lost Jakub and we don’t know if MvdP is after the points jersey and today will tell us about that as it’s Oldani’s home town in Sicily so if MvdP isn’t interested, Stefano will sprint. If Matty does though, he’ll be trying in stage 6. Other than that it’s the same names with the same chances.

Cipollini has won here before and been DQ’d too. A portent for Cav?

Of course if you don’t trust me (and who would) have a look at the startlist and make your own minds up.

The Rules

In this game, only the race results matter. You're not committed to keeping the same riders throughout the series, you make fresh picks before every race. Our overall competition is just the sum of individual race scores. You're eligible for the overall even if you miss some races.

Pick 4 riders for the upcoming race. The order of your picks doesn't matter. All of your riders can score.

Riders score points down to 10th place. Less popular riders score more points than heavily-picked favourites. See below for scoring details.

The strict entry deadline is the official start time of the race, the neutralized roll-out or Départ Fictif. Be warned - if your post is timestamped one minute late your entry won't count! So do remember that there's no disadvantage to getting an entry in early, even the day before, because you may always change your picks up until the deadline. Feel free to rethink your picks when it emerges which riders are more or less popular with other players. If you make changes, post your revised 4 picks in a reply to your original post.

The Scoring


The last 3 races will be secret entry between the top contenders… To avoid defensive picking.

When we say top contenders we leave the number open because who knows how many will be within striking distance...

We will notify you by email if we need you to do a secret entry.

The Results

Head over to msbee's spreadsheet to check how you fared. Any issues, please email us on...