RBR Predictions TdF 2014; post by 2014 Start time
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 48
  1. #1
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: PJay's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    2,066

    RBR Predictions TdF 2014; post by 2014 Start time

    RBR Predictions TdF 2014; post by 2014 Start time

    Hi, Everyone - I am again hosting the TdF predictions thread on RBR.
    Put your predictions for: Yellow Jersey. Also, try to predict the three podium positions, if you dare.
    If you dare, also post: Green Jersey, Polka-dot, White, Red, and Team.

    I will review predictions and at the end of Le Tour 2014.
    The only predictions I will consider are those plced up to the moment le tour begins. I will consider your most recent prediction. I will only consider definitively worded predictions - If you say, "Froome looks pretty good this year," that is not definitive. Neither is "Contador is the favorite, so he has a good shot."

    Once the 2014 route and start time are announced in the fall, I will note the deadline for posting predictions, in U.S. time zones.

    I will scrounge this forum for any firm predictions in other threads, and post a link to that thread here, as well, so I can keep track of all predictions. Thanks! -PJay

  2. #2
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: PJay's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    2,066
    LA

    Sky [fill in the blank], and after watching the new 2013 Schleck, Evans, and Contador, Lance figures out the favorites are now clean. He and WADA announce they have privately set up a probation for LA, and have been testing him for 2 yrs. TdF has partnered in this, so they can get some actual viewing interest in the States. Versus carries Le Tour live again.

  3. #3
    Where's that GPS?
    Reputation: LostViking's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    3,113
    Gotta hand it to you PJay - you are certainly getting the jump on this as the 2013 TdF just ended!

    Here's my prediction:
    1) Porte
    2) Quintana
    3) Froome
    Green: Sagan
    White: Quintana
    KOM: Quintana
    Red: Valverde
    Team: Sky

    You did say you'd go with our latest right?
    1980's - Centurion
    1990's - Peugeot
    2000's - Specialized
    2010's - Bianchi

    ''This story was so perfect for so long. It's this myth, this perfect story, and it wasn't true.'' - Lance Armstrong

    "Treks trying to look like Bianchis, that's sooooo cute!" Participant at a Century Ride

  4. #4
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: PJay's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    2,066
    Bump.

    Predictions need to be in by actual start time, which by TdF official site seems to be local time 11:10AM in Leeds, site of the first stage.

    Leeds is in British Summer Time (BST) time zone.
    11:10AM Leeds time is the same as 6:10AM eastern time, 5:10AM central, 4:10 AMmountain, 3:10am left coast.

    Plan accordingly. Predictions after that start time won't qualify for my review at the end of it all, of how well the knowledgeable riders at RBR are at picking TdF winners.

  5. #5
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: spdntrxi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    6,793

    RBR Predictions TdF 2014; post by 2014 Start time

    Yellow - contador
    PO is a liberal echo chamber.

  6. #6
    I love to climb!
    Reputation: Jwiffle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    1,974
    Yellow-Contador
    2nd-Valverde
    3rd-Froome

    Green-sagan
    White-kwiatoski

    Puts on the biggest show or at least most faces - Voeckler
    Stop in at Element Sports. www.elementsport.com
    Get Out! Have Fun!

  7. #7
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    5,360
    Yellow- Contador. His team looks stronger than Sky, and he looks stronger than Froome.

    #2 Nibali. Also stronger than Froome but unsure of his team.

    #3 Froome. Sky is in tatters as I see it. A few good guys, G, Wiggo, Kiryienka, Knees. Porte is nowhere near last year's level. Froome is unknown. I will be surprised if Sky win, and not surprised if they don't even podium.

    Green Sagan, but Cav may have more stages. I think Cav will do very well, he skipped the Giro, is in peak form and loves his home crowd.

  8. #8
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: upstateSC-rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    1,663
    Can I wait until after the Tour de Suisse and Dauphine?
    I'm hoping froome gets his ass handed to him by at least AC.
    It'd also be nice if Porte attacks froome on the Tourmalet.
    Last edited by upstateSC-rider; 06-05-2014 at 03:52 AM.
    In reference to the Assault on Mt Mitchell...
    Quote Originally Posted by merckx56
    The easier solution is to find a biker bar in Spartanburg the night before, go in and pick a fight. The ass-whipping you'll get will be far less painful than the one Mitchell will give you the next day!

  9. #9
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: Wookiebiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    6,601
    Assuming no crashes ... or pre-race crashes

    1st - Contador
    2nd - Froome
    3rd - TJay


    Green - Sagan
    White - Kwiatoski
    Polka - Voeckler
    Snakebit: "How many times do I have to tell you that I don't have a source? I don't make a note of everything I see or hear on the internet and you don't have to take my word for it."

  10. #10
    have droids, will party
    Reputation: Guod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    582
    Quote Originally Posted by Wookiebiker View Post
    Assuming no crashes ... or pre-race crashes

    1st - Contador
    2nd - Froome
    3rd - TJay


    Green - Sagan
    White - Kwiatoski
    Polka - Voeckler
    Voeckler for the KOM? I dunno... I think he'll opt for trying for stage wins vs. points as usual.

    Also, I know others have picked Sagan for the green again, but he hasn't quite looked like everything has fallen in place this year. I'd like to see him do it again, but I have my reservations on that.

  11. #11
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: PJay's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    2,066
    Bump. I am trying to figure out my guess. Considering the RBR crowd typically does not do too well, I am thinking about officially going against my own opinion.

  12. #12
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    6,776
    1. Contador
    2. Froome
    3. Valverde

    Green- Kittel
    White- Talansky
    Polka- Mollema
    Every climb has its end, for verily with difficulty there is relief...

  13. #13
    Where's that GPS?
    Reputation: LostViking's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    3,113
    Quote Originally Posted by LostViking View Post
    Gotta hand it to you PJay - you are certainly getting the jump on this as the 2013 TdF just ended!

    Here's my prediction:
    1) Porte
    2) Quintana
    3) Froome
    Green: Sagan
    White: Quintana
    KOM: Quintana
    Red: Valverde
    Team: Sky

    You did say you'd go with our latest right?
    Given developments, I suspect my prediction will change.

    Porte has had a year to forget.
    Quintana not in it.
    Froomie weak in France/Switzerland this week.

    Mulling things over...
    1980's - Centurion
    1990's - Peugeot
    2000's - Specialized
    2010's - Bianchi

    ''This story was so perfect for so long. It's this myth, this perfect story, and it wasn't true.'' - Lance Armstrong

    "Treks trying to look like Bianchis, that's sooooo cute!" Participant at a Century Ride

  14. #14
    Where's that GPS?
    Reputation: LostViking's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    3,113
    Quote Originally Posted by Rashadabd View Post
    1. Contador
    2. Froome
    3. Valverde

    Green- Kittel
    White- Talansky
    Polka- Mollema
    Edging towards this, however I suspect a Spanish Armada alliance early on to the detriment of Froomie and Sky - so I'm thinking about flipping your 2 ad 3 here.

    May be crazy thinking, but I see Tinkoff Saxo and Movistar working together to shell Froome/Porte, then once Sky is safely in the rear-view, fighting it out for the two top steps on the podium.
    1980's - Centurion
    1990's - Peugeot
    2000's - Specialized
    2010's - Bianchi

    ''This story was so perfect for so long. It's this myth, this perfect story, and it wasn't true.'' - Lance Armstrong

    "Treks trying to look like Bianchis, that's sooooo cute!" Participant at a Century Ride

  15. #15
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: PJay's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    2,066
    I am going with anyone's most recent predictions as of start time.

    --I am continuing to favor Froome at this point - it is good form to sandbag a bit leading up to TdF, plus you don't want to peak early, or be a marked man from the start.

    This applies to every rider, and makes this time of year a challenge to interpret.

  16. #16
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: Ventruck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    5,263
    Lack of Quitana throws in some question marks. I had him top 3, and polka dot jersey.

    1. Contador
    Green - Cav
    White - Talansky

    I really don't know what to say about the other 2 spots on the podium. Part of me thinks Nibali has yet to really peak so he might be in the mix.

  17. #17
    have droids, will party
    Reputation: Guod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    582
    Surprising that after the Dauphine result no one has plugged Talansky into this. I still think Contador is looking good for Yellow, but Talansky looks good for at least a podium spot and a possible upset if the others aren't careful.

    Contador almost reeled Talansky back in solo, but it was still a superb move by Garmin overall.

    Either way, the Tour is shaping up to be a pretty interesting one.

  18. #18
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    519
    Quote Originally Posted by LostViking View Post
    May be crazy thinking, but I see Tinkoff Saxo and Movistar working together to shell Froome/Porte, then once Sky is safely in the rear-view, fighting it out for the two top steps on the podium.
    Hmm ... maybe not crazy thinking at all. You just got me wondering.

  19. #19
    I love to climb!
    Reputation: Jwiffle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    1,974
    Quote Originally Posted by LostViking View Post
    Edging towards this, however I suspect a Spanish Armada alliance early on to the detriment of Froomie and Sky - so I'm thinking about flipping your 2 ad 3 here.

    May be crazy thinking, but I see Tinkoff Saxo and Movistar working together to shell Froome/Porte, then once Sky is safely in the rear-view, fighting it out for the two top steps on the podium.
    The Spanish did not work together last year to try to unseat from, I doubt they will this year, either. If other Spaniards teamed up with Contador, they would think they were just handing Contador the win.

  20. #20
    I love to climb!
    Reputation: Jwiffle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    1,974
    Due to Kwiatkowski not looking like he's feeling 100%, I'm going to tip Talansky as the White jersey winner.

  21. #21
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: brianb21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    210
    1. Contador
    2. valverde
    3. Costa

    Green- Sagan
    White- Talansky
    Polka- Rolland
    Team-Tinkoff-Saxo

    Cant wait for the tour to start!
    Last edited by brianb21; 07-01-2014 at 09:14 AM. Reason: wrong name for green and add the team

  22. #22
    Where's that GPS?
    Reputation: LostViking's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    3,113
    1. Contador
    2. Valverde
    3. Froome

    Green- Sagan
    White- Talansky
    Polka- Rolland
    Red - Voigt

    Team - Tinkoff Saxo
    Last edited by LostViking; 06-25-2014 at 07:32 AM.
    1980's - Centurion
    1990's - Peugeot
    2000's - Specialized
    2010's - Bianchi

    ''This story was so perfect for so long. It's this myth, this perfect story, and it wasn't true.'' - Lance Armstrong

    "Treks trying to look like Bianchis, that's sooooo cute!" Participant at a Century Ride

  23. #23
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: JackDaniels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    445
    1st - TJVG
    2nd - Contador
    3rd - Wiggins


    Green - Sagan
    White - Talansky
    Polka - Rolland

    Froome will crash out
    Cavendish will crash multiple times
    Cancellara will win first stage
    All these predictions will be wrong

  24. #24
    festina lente
    Reputation: runabike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    512
    I'm going with Contador in yellow. He looked fabulous in the Dauphine. I'll pick Froome to podium as well.

  25. #25
    Darling of The Lounge
    Reputation: Retro Grouch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    4,323
    Here's my Podium:

    1. Alberto Cantador
    2. Andy Schleck
    3. Chris Horner

    Don't want to jinx but...something happens to Froome on or around Stage 13. Not sure what.

    Before you laugh at my #2 and #3, I did call the winner in 2008

    http://forums.roadbikereview.com/pro...ml#post1676699

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 20
    Last Post: 09-09-2013, 06:48 AM
  2. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-01-2013, 04:55 AM
  3. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 07-12-2013, 04:32 PM
  4. 2014 MIDTERMS: Predictions?
    By Bill2 in forum Politics Only
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-29-2013, 08:29 PM
  5. tdf 2009 predictions: post by july 4 09 start time.
    By PJay in forum Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    Replies: 99
    Last Post: 07-04-2009, 01:15 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT ROADBIKEREVIEW

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.