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  • zosim

    Surely it’s only the decisive stage if he wins?

  • a different ben

    nice pain face

  • Simon

    Who would bet against Gerrans in a small group sprint? The ride for me was “rookie” Michael Woods. He took off on the climb with only one other rider and still got third. One to watch.

    • Definitely. Got a follow-up article to this one https://cyclingtips.com/2016/01/michael-woods-canadian-rookie-debuts-in-worldtour/ coming up soon.

    • You are absolutely right! He played his cards very well. Looking at the last couple of kilometers, he is glued to Gerrans wheel. He knows exactly where to be, and doesn’t let anything distract him. Had he not been off the front with Henao earlier, who knows if he could have snatched that victory from Gerrans!

      Always easy to speculate, but a terrific signing from Cannondale.

      Woods + Phil Gaimon are possibly the most interesting riders in this years team Cannondale.

  • Steve

    so Farrar was allowed to borrow a bike from a spectator? but Richie Porte wasn’t allowed to get a spare wheel from another rider?

    • Correct. Different circumstances though. Race organisers said Farrar should have been kicked off the race but they made an exception, saying: “This ruling respects the spirit of the sport and considers the rather exceptional circumstances in which this occurred.”

      • Legstrong

        Plus, he wasn’t in any position to win the stage or the GC. I agree with the ruling.

      • Interesting perspective, as early on in the race history (forgotten the exact year,) Michael Rogers, had to borrow a spectators bike to finish the stage.

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