Somebody always suffers after the rest day… but probably not tomorrow. It’s difficult to get excited about the 145km flat route to Modena. The sun should also be out and riders will enjoy a noticeable jump in temperature.
The Just Profile
We start in Ravenna and 145km later end on a straight, wide road in Modena. What else is there to say?
All In – Pascal Ackermann 6/4
The stage is made slightly more intriguing by Elia Viviani’s untimely disappearnce of form. No longer can I champion his top tier speed and deadly finishing experience. The rest day will likely have helped but bookmakers have made him impossible to back at joint favourite with double stage winner Pascal Ackermann. The German is flying right now and will be suited by the non-technical finale. 6/4 could be a gift…
Launch a Quid – Simone Consonni 50/1
Fernando Gavira’s cleats should be filled by his very fast leadout man Simone Consonni. The Italian will jump at the chance to contest a Giro sprint and deserves to be given freedom despite UAE defending the Maglia Rosa. A top three finish tomorrow is possible and he’s unlikely to be 50/1 again on Wednesday
Any Other Business
Still waiting for AG2R to take a big stage win. They’ve not brought a sprinter so we’ll be waiting a little longer…
Modena Volley are the most successful volleyball team in Italy with twelve national titles and four Champions League successes. Excellent stuff!