TdF Stage Predictor Game: Stage 18

Stage 18. Friday 20th July. Blagnac → Brive-la-Gaillarde, 222.5km.



Official site stage information

Steve's preview at Steephill




Stage 17 Results


Movistar finally got a result, and Froome confirmed that he's probably the best climber at the Tour. Picking Valverde and Froome, our three joint stage winners were dkirk, RollinRollinRolland and straw dog.

In the GC, our prior casquette jaune wannabe_scattista blanked again, and this time he was punished, as all three of his closest pursuers scored good points. The new top 3 are straw dog, tgartner and dallsopp. It's very close at the top of the GC, and should make for an exciting finish. Anyone in the top 20 or so is still in contention. However, with top places in the last two stages likely to go to widely picked favorites, stage 18 may be the last opportunity to score a big result of 20 points or more, if it doesn't end in a sprint.

Mountains competition final results are below, top three were straw dog, dallsopp, wannabe_scattista.

Link to download Excel spreadheet including all stages





Entire history of mountains competition, click to enlarge.




Pick 3 riders for the stage, the order of your picks doesn't matter.
The points awarded are higher for less popular picks, as follows:


The first 6 riders on a stage score points, 2nd-6th place score 60%, 40%, 30%, 20%, 10% of above.

Entry Deadline

The strict entry deadline is the official start time of the stage - timestamp one minute late, your entry doesn't count for that stage.
Subject to the deadline, you may change any or all of your picks, but only one time, in a single reply to your original post.

Entry Format

On the first three lines of the body of the post write your three riders' surnames only.
Write the surname in full, and nothing else. No nicknames, no abbreviations.
Add first name after the surname only when there's ambiguity (e.g. "Velits, Peter").


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