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Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:09 am
by Mr.Gib
A couple of UK bookies have Hesjedal ranked at either 10th place or 12th place. That's nonsense, top 5 is more realistic and a win is a possibility if anything happens to Evans or Wiggins. I think it may be possible to make some money but I am not a gambler so I'll leave it to the rest of you. Put your money on Hesjedal to beat those odds.

Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:58 am
by stella-azzurra
I have Hesjedal picked for yellow as a darkhorse but realistically if he made top 10 he would have more than accomplished his goals this year and guaranteed at least a 2 year contract.

Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:52 am
by stella-azzurra
Damn he looks old. :frightened:

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My pick to win the tour looks too old.
And hes going to look much older after the 3 weeks are done. :shock: :mrgreen:

And in contrast Wiggo cut his hair that alone should save some weight maybe he should have cut the side burns as well

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But Evans thinks hes got no chance

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Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:31 am
by Wingnut
Hope this is a close tour...ahhh memories of 89...

Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:18 am
by CarpetFibre
stella-azzurra wrote:But Evans thinks hes got no chance

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That picture is so poorly shopped. Here's the original.

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Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:50 am
by rajMAN
Wiggins will be narrowly beaten into second place by............J Hoogerland. :D

Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:27 pm
by KB
Today's stage. I fancy Gilbert may put a poor season behind him and win, alternatively Sagan. Depends how steep that final section, but the new lightweight Cav may be in the mix (very outside hope).

Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:18 pm
by THUNDERHORSE
using those Maguras?

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Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:51 pm
by kevinkalis
Cancellara for the overall!

Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:53 pm
by KB
You only have to look at Cancellara's physique to know he won't get up the big climbs, more's the pity.

Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:33 pm
by morrisond
Mr.Gib wrote:A couple of UK bookies have Hesjedal ranked at either 10th place or 12th place. That's nonsense, top 5 is more realistic and a win is a possibility if anything happens to Evans or Wiggins. I think it may be possible to make some money but I am not a gambler so I'll leave it to the rest of you. Put your money on Hesjedal to beat those odds.



I'm a Canadian so after the Giro, I put some Money on Hesjedal at 50:1 for the yellow and 12.5:1 Top three. I was pretty happy with this, but when I went to review my bets to my surprise I found another bet I placed on Hesjedal to win the Tour De France after his strong showing last year in the Tour of Spain - the odds were 150:1 .....

Let's just say if he wins I could buy any stock bike made with EPS or Dura Ace Di2, Top 3 an Ultegra Di2 bike.

Some of the odds are silling, especially when you can get 10-15:1 for someone coming in Top three, pick two or three riders and one is bound to make it.

Go Ryder!

Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:46 pm
by stella-azzurra
Highly unlikely but that's why it's 50:1 Good Luck.

Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:47 am
by gg333
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Frank Schleck is going to take a couple of stage victories. WHilst the main GC riders are focusing on each other, he'll be able to get away on the 2 mountain top finishes stage 11 and 17.

Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:25 pm
by stella-azzurra
Updating the status on my list here:

Winners:
Evans ------->Yellow
Cavendish --->Green
Gesink ------->KOM

Second place on GC: Wiggins

Third place on GC:
Nibali,
Frank Schleck

Alternate Green: Sagan

Alternate KOM: Sanchez

Dark Horses:
Hesjedal ------->Yellow
Kittel --------->Green (Dropped out)
Valverde ------ >KOM

Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:27 pm
by Ahillock
^ Cav has no chance at green this year. You might as well change that to Sagan/Goss/Greipel depending on your favorite.