The organisers haven’t bothered to provide a detailed profile for this stage,the best I could find was this.
Look even further and you find this.
The forecast is for a 40% chance of rain and 5-6mph wind.That isn’t too strong but I wouldn’t be rushing to put any money on a mass sprint.
With 3km to go there is a 90 degree turn and with just over 1km to go there is a very tight left hand corner before a straight run for home.
Everyone is expecting a mass sprint but I’m not so sure.I think some teams are sure to try and create echelons,although the wind needs to be a bit stronger than predicted.
Team Belkin were good at it in the Tour and they have 2 men for the overall(Boom and Kelderman) who would benefit from such a strategy.
OPQS are big fans of echelons!They also have a number of men going for GC.
I am not going to make any bets myself due to the unpredictable nature of the route but a few,long shots,have caught my eye.Watch out for my tweets in the morning and in-play.
- Eneco Tour – Stage 2 Review (cyclingmole.com)