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TdF Stage Predictor Game: Stage 8

Stage 8. Saturday 8th July. Belfort → Porrentruy, 157.5km.

ENTRY DEADLINE 13:15 CET

Official site stage information

Steve's preview at Steephill

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Stage 6 Results

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Our story of the day is tgartner's inspired unique pick of Froome - anticipating, I'm sure, the possibility of the stage playing out with just the scenario that we witnessed between Sky and Evans in the finale. tgartner wins the stage, giving us a new record high score for the second day in a row. It stands to reason that when stages are harder to call, there is a bigger reward for getting it right. Good points also for 6 DS's who picked Wiggins in 3rd; and congratulations also to shades for a unique pick of Taaramäe in 5th.

In the GC battle, Uphill retains the casquette jaune for a second day, but there are some interesting moves just behind. Prior GC leader andrewp makes a strong move back into 2nd place with Wiggins and Nibali, and tgartner's stage win catapults him from 34th up to 3rd.

Our mountains competition begins soon with Stage 10 - see the polka dots below for details.

Link to download Excel spreadheet including all stages

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via s11.postimage.org

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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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