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Announcing... the Podium Cafe Tour de France Quick Challenge!

I joked recently about TCWriter not being able to throw anything out, but the bottom line is, I have a nice little stash of shwag for distribution... old Italian jerseys, hats, feedbags, etc. Thanks to TC's generosity, and a few other contributions, there are hidden Cycling treasures awaiting distribution. So, to that end... a contest:

[ED] reposted... deadline in four hours. Get your submissions in ASAP! Rules on the flip

Guess the day's stage winner at each of three mountaintop finishes, two time trials, and as a tie-breaker, the final sprint on the Champs-Elysees. Whoever gets the most hits will be given a chance to reach into the schwag bag. The stages are:


  • Stage 4: Cholet time trial
  • Stage 10: Pau-Hautacam
  • Stage 15: Embrun-Prato Nevoso
  • Stage 17: Embrun-Alpe d'Huez
  • Stage 20: Saint-Armand-Montrond-Cerilly
  • Stage 21: Etampes-Paris (tie-breaker only)
Submission rules: just type them into a comment here in the next 48 hours: i.e. by 8pm Pacific Tuesday. Don't email me; I'm going low-tech here. Do try to make up your answers before you open the comments, to avoid copycatting. If that sounds like an irresistible temptation, remember this: almost everyone who has sent stuff in will be wrong between 80-100% of the time.

Tie-breaker rules: If more than one person holds the top score after stage 20, then we'll ask for tie-breaking guesses as to who wins the final sprint. Everyone who enters should submit their guesses for all six stages. BUT! For the tie breaker, we will ask the potential winners for a final guess the day before. The only reason to submit a guess now is in case you can't be reached on Saturday, July 26. If you're around, you can submit a final answer that day, up until the stage starts on the 27th.

Ready... set... go!