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Re: The Academy of Cycling
« Reply #450 on: March 13, 2019, 10:52 »
Bit of a strange one. :S

Surely you'd want your best rider (and best chance of a stage win) at the biggest event of the year.

Is this a conscious decision already by the team to chase points after their indifferent start to the season? There's no TT in California this year, so depending on the line-up, a top-5 in the GC wouldn't be crazy talk.
What would Hermans achieve at the Giro? A top-30 in GC if he's lucky, maybe a good stage placing from a breakaway.
How many points do you get for that? Not that many.

In comparison, in California he can get much more points for much less effort. From the auto-wildcard chasing point of view, leaving him out of the Giro and sending him to California is the only thing that makes sense.
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