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PG - Giro d'Italia 2022 Stage 2

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A short flat TT with a lump at the end. 1.3k at 4.8%. Something you’d expect the TTers to power through.

The Favourites

An early chance to see how the GC guys are stacking up.

There’s a dearth of chronomen here which becomes obvious when you’re thinking about mentioning Jan Tratnik straight away. I won’t though. Though I have. Mr Dumoulin would have eaten this up a few years ago but now it’s hard to be so sure. I’m writing this before stage 1 has started so his efforts there should give an indication as to his form. Along with the aforementioned Tratnik, Sobrero has ability but his latest outings haven’t set the world on fire. 42nd in Romandie wasn’t the best of warmups. Affini is another name that stands out but he couldn’t get near Sobrero at T-A. Almeida couldn’t make the top 20 in P-A but such is the standard here, I’m guessing the top 5 with the bookies are the guys I’ve mentioned and none of them breed confidence at the moment.

Other Jumbo riders in Van Emden and Foss are capable as is young Arensmen and Skjelmose. Craddock could pop up as could possibly Tobias but it’s been a while now. Dowsett seems to have forgotten how to ride a TT so just two names left to think about. MvdP and Cort.

Then there’s the GC guys in Carapaz and Porte along with SPY.

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


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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... LeeVus@alone.com