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Old 05-20-15, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by shinyandfree View Post
I tend to disagree. Frankly, I barely look up for the intermediate sprints. Generally you've got the green jersey guy (Sagan) and a few mid-level sprinters from second tier teams popping out for a half-hearted sprint while all the pure sprinters are sitting in and waiting for the final. I'd prefer to do away with intermediate sprints entirely and make the green jersey for the best sprinter. Heavily weight the flat stages over the hilly stages and give far more points to the first one over the line than the second, third, etc. It seems ridiculous to me that the guy who failed to win a single stage would win the green jersey by a landslide.
I'd sooner give it to the guy who fights for podium spots every day than the guy who wins stage 3 and 5, but takes a day off in the grupetto on stage 4 because a couple of Cat 3 ramps close to the finish are too hard for him.
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