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TdF Stage Predictor Game: Stage 7

Stage 7. Saturday 7th July. Tomblaine → La Planche des Belles Filles , 199km.

ENTRY DEADLINE 12:15 CET

Official site stage information

Steve's preview at Steephill

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Stage 5 Results

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This was the first day in which one of the top two favorites did not win the stage. Peter Sagan is hardly a distant outsider, but his apparent positional naïveté in the flat sprints, and perhaps his crash yesterday, had led most DS's to forsake him. He was behind Petacchi and Veelers as 6th favorite with only 10 picks. Although picking the "big three" for every sprint stage may on average have produced good returns, much bigger points were avilable today for those brave enough to avoid the boring. As well as Sagan's 11 points for the win, Van Hummel's 4th place also paid more then Grepiel and Goss.

Congratulations to LooseHorse, who won the stage with Sagan, Goss and Van Hummel, and the highest single stage score in the competition to date.

There was also a shakeup at the top of the GC, with Sagan-pickers leapfrogging the Cav-Greipel-Goss brigade. Uphill mores up from 3rd into the casquette jaune, and Gravy24 from 15th into 2nd on GC.

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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