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Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:52 pm
by stella-azzurra
The tour is almost starting and we have seen some of the possible favorites in the last few big races and classics.

What is your pick?

I am going with

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
Valverde ------ >KOM

Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:52 pm
by Weenie

Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:03 am
by yongkun
Definitely wiggo year!

Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:07 am
by tinchy
sagan green - not only can I see it being difficult for sky to win both yellow and green, sagan will hoover up a lot of sprint points on the days that are not so pan flat which cav will struggle to get.

Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:35 am
by Wingnut
If there were more mountains I would say Evans but this course appears to favour Wiggins...unfortunately...

Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:27 am
by Murphs
Yellow: Evans, Wiggins, Menchov
Green: Sagan (Cav will go home early)
Mountains: Don't really care but.. Jelle Vanendert
White: Pierre Rolland

Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:58 am
by racermech
Wiggo will crack. Mentally I think he will loose it

Cav will not take green, and will win lower then expected stages. Olympics are the goal for him

Evans will take yellow, but I think he will have to fight some new guys, or people who would just not fully expect to be up there.

Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:45 am
by prendrefeu
The favourites will crash out.

Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:04 am
by jooo

Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:45 am
by NAKaveli
Predict the usual: GC riders scared to make attacks against each other in the first two weeks, Garmin Barracuda taking team honors, more drama from the remaining Schleck and his team, Liquigas making mistakes riding for Nibali instead of Sagan on stages that don't finish in mountains, Cav taking handful of sprints early and trying to be a team player helping Wiggins with Yellow, and a tour with more than usual break away winners. :o

Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:31 am
by ave
I'd prefer Evans winning again, but predictions are a different matter.

Yellow: someone "unexpected", not Evans or Wiggins. Like Valverde, Hesjedal, Geskink.
Green: Sagan
Polka: random rider who can climb ok, and get a number of points early.

Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:01 pm
by konky
Looks like Wiggins is the unpopular choice.

COME ON WIGGO...SHOW THEM ALL WRONG!!

Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:17 pm
by fletch62
ave wrote:Yellow: someone "unexpected", not Evans or Wiggins. Like Valverde, Hesjedal, Geskink.

If ValvPiti wins the Tour i am giving up cycling for golf.

Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:50 pm
by KB
If you're a betting man, Evans and Wiggins are no good, the odds are too short. Wonder what price you could get on Froome; outside bet and maybe worth a punt. Good climber, good TT, finished second in the Vuelta.

Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:18 pm
by sawyer
LOL at the anti-Wiggins brigade on this forum over the past few years ... could be uncomfortable result for them!

I actually think Wiggins will crack too. He hasn't shown he has what it takes over three weeks in a Grand Tour yet, and has always had at least one moment of weakness.

I think Evans will will, but he'll need the team to up their game.

Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:52 pm
by Willier
A while ago I said:

Willier wrote:Mine Tour de France prediction:

1. Wiggins
2. Evans
3. Nibali
4. Brajkovic
5. Hesjedal
6. VdB
7. Andy Schleck
8. Kiserlovski
9. Vockler
10. T. Danielson


Now that Andy is out, I will go with Horner

Re: Tour de france 2012 predictions

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:52 pm
by Weenie