Tour de france 2012 predictions

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stella-azzurra
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by stella-azzurra

The point of doing a prediction is doing it before the race starts and not changing it during a race. You assess your prediction after the race is over.

I'm not changing my list, I'm just updating the status. See my update in red?

Cav is still in the race and therefore still a contender. Stuff happens on the roads. Sagan could crash, or get ill so the race is not over by a long shot.

Hesjedal is out of contention for now also but the race is not over.
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Hesjedal :(

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by stella-azzurra

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 (Dropped out)
Kittel --------->Green (Dropped out)

Valverde ------ >KOM
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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 (Dropped out)

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

Valverde ------ >KOM
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by BuddhaInc

I would so much like to see Wiggins in yellow when they all reach Paris. But think that Evans takes the yellow jersey overall one more time.

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by kgt

I am not sure after today's TT.

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by KWalker

1. Froome
2. Wiggins
3. Mechov
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by BuddhaInc

Missed todays TT. Have to follow up on tonight's sports news.

Excited!

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by stella-azzurra

All right the results are pretty much solidified for this years race.

How did we do on our predictions?

I was only correct on Nibali.

[Please no comments on the actual results being available in 2013]



Congratulations on all who predicted correctly.

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Predicted Winners: Actual Winners:
Evans ------->Yellow Wiggins------> Yellow
Cavendish --->Green Sagan -------> Green
Gesink ------->KOM Voeckler------> KOM
I did not predict a white jersey TJ VAn Garderen ------> White
I did not predict teams Nissan-RadioShack winner

Second place on GC: Wiggins Actual Second place on GC: Froome

Third place on GC: Nibali, Actual Third place on GC: Nibali (correct!)

Frank Schleck (Dropped out) Actual: (possible doping)

Alternate Green: Sagan Actual: (Green Jersey winner)

Alternate KOM: Sanchez (Dropped out) Actual (crashed)

Dark Horses: Actual Dark horses:
Hesjedal ------->Yellow (Dropped out) Actual (crashed)
Kittel --------->Green (Dropped out) Actual ( illness)
Valverde ------ >KOM Actual (won a stage)
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by HammerTime2

stella-azzurra wrote:[Please no comments on the actual results being available in 2013]
Of course not, as it may not be until many years after that. I don't think there's even a well-defined "statute of limitations", so perhaps this year's results won't be finalized until decades from now. And indeed, the results may never be finalized per se, rather at any given point in time, there will have been a time at which they were most recently changed, whether that be on the last day of riding in the race, or subsequently.
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by MattSoutherden

shoopdawoop wrote:Here are my tour predictions!

1st- Wiggins

....

Green- Sagan
Polka Dot- some french guy
White- Tejay Van Garderen


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HammerTime2 wrote:
stella-azzurra wrote:[Please no comments on the actual results being available in 2013]
Of course not, as it may not be until many years after that. I don't think there's even a well-defined "statute of limitations", so perhaps this year's results won't be finalized until decades from now. And indeed, the results may never be finalized per se, rather at any given point in time, there will have been a time at which they were most recently changed, whether that be on the last day of riding in the race, or subsequently.


I set a trap and you fall right in. :noidea:
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by Ahillock

I guess statute of limitations is 8 years so we need to wait 9 years to know for sure.

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by denzity

GC: Wiggo
Green: Sagan

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by HammerTime2

Ahillock wrote:I guess statute of limitations is 8 years so we need to wait 9 years to know for sure.
Not if Armstrong is stripped of his victories going back to 1999.

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