Just over 200k with three early climbs to give away the dots. There'll be talk of splits from the wind but let's face it, it wouldn't be the Tour without a completely over the top echelons prediction followed by absolutely no splits at all.
Sprint, sprint, sprint. Fabio, Jasper, Groany and Caleb will likely be the bookies faves with Wout, Kristoff, Dainese and Mads up next. As long as Taco isn't in the break, it should be one of the aforementioned that takes the win.
My outsider for the day will probably be DvP but of course if you don’t trust me (and who would) have a look at the startlist and make your own minds up.
In this game, only the race results matter. You're not committed to keeping the same riders throughout the series, you make fresh picks before every race. Our overall competition is just the sum of individual race scores. You're eligible for the overall even if you miss some races.
Pick 4 riders for the upcoming race. The order of your picks doesn't matter. All of your riders can score.
Riders score points down to 10th place. Less popular riders score more points than heavily-picked favourites. See below for scoring details.
The strict entry deadline is the official start time of the race, the neutralized roll-out or Départ Fictif. Be warned - if your post is timestamped one minute late your entry won't count! So do remember that there's no disadvantage to getting an entry in early, even the day before, because you may always change your picks up until the deadline. Feel free to rethink your picks when it emerges which riders are more or less popular with other players. If you make changes, post your revised 4 picks in a reply to your original post.
The last 3 races will be secret entry between the top contenders… To avoid defensive picking.
When we say top contenders we leave the number open because who knows how many will be within striking distance...
We will notify you by email if we need you to do a secret entry.
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