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Old 05-18-15, 12:49 PM
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I think the Tour had the right idea when they stopped having 3 different sprint locations with small points totals, but just had one big one. It meant that anyone with serious designs on the green jersey had to compete, and it meant that even with a 4 or 5 man break up the road, there were still points on offer when the peloton came rolling through. On the other hand, it meant the green jersey contenders had to sprint twice a day, so the stage-only guys (Kittel, Greipel) were that little bit fresher when going for the finish.

I have to say, I hope Giant give Degenkolb licence to be more than just Kittel's leadout man this year. I think he and Kristoff could both push Sagan really close for the jersey. We haven't had an actual competition for it in I don't know how long.
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