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TdF Stage Predictor Game: Stage 5

Stage 5. Thursday 5th July. Rouen → Saint-Quentin, 196.5km.

ENTRY DEADLINE 12:45 CET

Official stage details

Steve's preview at Steephill

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SLIGHTLY UPHILL LAST KM:

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Stage 4 Results

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With Cav down, no surprise that Greipel delivered the win and 4 points to most of you. But the value today was in the rest of the podium, as both Petacchi and Veelers improved on their strong placings on Stage 2. Wastrel was the only DS with sufficient faith in their earlier performance to make both picks. Scoring also with Goss, he took a dominant solo stage win with a total of 14.7 points.

Wastrel's jump from 48th place to 10th on GC shows that this competition is still wide open for anyone to win.
No change at the top, with andrewp in the casquette jaune for a second day.

Link to download Excel spreadheet including all stages

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Rules

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:

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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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