PG - Giro d'Italia 2022 Stage 3


The Favourites

Sprint stage alert. Sprint stage alert.

I’ve looked at a few previews as to the course and no one has mentioned the fact that in the last k, there’s a small rise followed by 250 metresish of a similarly small descent before the last 300 metres. Now as it hasn’t raised any eyebrows from professional journalists, I’m assuming it is nothing but it’s going to make it a very quick last 600 metres.

The top two favourites will be Caleb and Cav. Cav has the best train and Ewan had his crash. It shouldn’t effect him but it can’t have helped. Then we have a plethora of probables and possibles. Demare, Nizz, Bauhaus head the list. MvdP might still be in Pink but if he’s not, there’s a chance he could take it back with bonus seconds. If not Jakub may get a chance to sprint. Then there’s Gavaria, one of Bol or Dianese, Theuns, Cort and Bini. The smaller teams all pack a sprinter or two to finish off.

Demare had a nice practice with his train on stage one to no avail. I like his chances. Or do I…?

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...