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PG - Tour de France 2022 Stage 4

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The transfer from Denmark was tough but in a tribute to Dunkirk, all teams agreed to change their kits and helmets for the stage.

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Rolling roads, short steep climbs but a sprint stage none the less.

The Favourites

Looks like another sprint. But not "Same same". The climb with just over 11k to go changes the chances of the sprinters who will be bereft of opportunities from here on till stage 19 and even that's one that could easily go to a break. The two quickest and two winners will find the last climb more difficult than the rest. Both will no doubt want to start the climb at the front of the peloton. Easier said than done when there'll be a dozen other teams wanting to do the same. The Steppers are likely to be successful, BEX... not so much.

So I'll be backing another bunch sprint but I think we will get a different winner. Also, Wout won't come second. Third this time!

My outsider for the day will probably be Mozzie but only if he's recovered from his crash. Of course if you don’t trust me (and who would) have a look at the startlist and make your own minds up.

The Rules

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 Scoring


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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.

The Results

Head over to msbee's spreadsheet to check how you fared. Any issues, please email us on... DeeEyewhy@YourOwnTime.com