PG - Giro d'Italia 2022 Stage 14


147k. Another Saturday circuit race. Turin this time rather than Naples and we get Superga twice! The finish is flat but only in the last 500 metres. The lead in though is a fast and technical in some spots.

The Favourites

One for the Ardennes type riders. Up and down and some proper climbs. You wouldn’t write off MvdP, he’s had a 10th in LBL, but after yesterday, if it’s raced hard, even he might find this tough. With points for the KoM on a Cat 3 plus two Cat 2’s both ridden twice, those wanting the jersey will want to get in the break.

With a big day for the GC riders, it might be one of those days where a non GC threatening break are allowed to sail away but there’ll be a few teams who will want to bring it back if they don’t have an option in the break.

The strongest climbers might also wait for Sunday so I think I’ll be backing the break and riders who are more suited to shorter than longer climbs.

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...