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    RBR TdF 2017 Predictions! Post by Start Time 2017

    RBR TdF 2017 Predictions! Post by Start Time 2017

    Hello, everyone. Since we are all so smart about road racing, let's show it off: post your predictions before start time for the 2017 Tour de France. Talk is cheap. Can you call it a month before the final stage? A year?

    At the end of the 2017 TdF, I will review how well we did. Historically, we have been pretty lousy, with some moments of brilliance.

    Once the 2017 schedule is announced, I will note the deadline for posting predictions. Bon chance!

    Call first, or try first, second, or third-
    Yellow/Podium/GC:
    Green/points:
    Polka-Dot/climber:
    White/youth:
    Red/combatif:
    Team:

    Lantern Rouge:
    DNF:
    Brown/Douche:
    Honorable Mention:

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    OK, no one else wants to start so I will: LA!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJay View Post
    OK, no one else wants to start so I will: LA!!
    Hahaha! 8/1 will be interesting, when guys can announce next year. I'll say it now, as much as it makes throw up a little... Groomed repeats. Sky stays pretty much the same and the machine rolls on.
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    Bump!!
    First day is July 1! A short time trial. I don't see the start time posted yet.

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    Will make predictions when the teams post rosters.

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    rosters mostly out now I think

    Call first, or try first, second, or third-
    Yellow/Podium/GC: Froome. then Porte, third Quintana
    Green/points: Sagan - I mean who else??
    Polka-Dot/climber: Bardet
    White/youth: don't care
    Red/combatif: don't care
    Team: don't care

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    Most teams have put out line ups at this point so here goes:

    Call first, or try first, second, or third-
    Yellow/Podium/GC: Froome, Contador, Valverde
    Green/points: Sagan (is there really another choice?)
    Polka-Dot/climber: Pinot
    White/youth: Yates
    Red/combatif: Talansky
    Team: Movistar

    Lantern Rouge: a domestique for someone
    DNF: 20 riders
    Brown/Douche: possibly Aru
    Honorable Mention: Landa

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    Froome wins a very boring tour.

    Here's what Froome has to say -
    "What kind of race are you expecting this year?

    I hope it will be a very exciting edition but with only three summit finishes and a really small amount of time trialling, there will be very few opportunities for the riders who are contesting the overall classification"


    Read more at Tour de France 2017 power rankings: #1 - Chris Froome | VeloNews.com
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    Cool, Godot. We've been waiting...

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    1st: Porte, Second: Froome 3rd: Aru
    Green: Sagan (lets be real he might take yellow, just kidding woud be awesome though)
    Team: Movistar
    Polka-Dot: Pinot
    Red: Talansky
    White: no clue sorry

    I will throw this in most sprint wins: Kittel (Cav not himself due to illness if he shows up)

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    First: Froome
    Second: Valverde
    Third: Quintana
    Green/points: P. Sagan
    Polka-Dot/climber: Majka
    White/youth: Yates
    Red/combatif: Contador
    Team: Movistar
    Lantern Rouge: Cavendish
    DNF: Talansky
    Brown/Douche: Sky Team
    Honorable Mention: Porte
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    First: Quintana
    Second: Porte
    Third: Froome
    Green/Points: Sagan or Mathews or Demare
    Polka Dot: Majka or Meintjes
    White: Yates
    Red: De Gendt or Tony Martin
    Team: BMC
    Most Bunch Sprint Wins: Kittell
    Guys that will animate the races and make them fun: Cummings, Gilbert, Van Avermaet, Tony Martin, and Valverde.
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    Call first, or try first, second, or third-
    Yellow/Podium/GC: 1.Porte 2.Quintana 3.Contador (Froome crashes out)
    Green/points: Sagan
    Polka-Dot/climber: Majka
    White/youth: Yates
    Red/combatif: DeGendt
    Team:BMC
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    Yellow/Podium/GC: Porte, Froome, Quintana
    Green/points: Sagan
    Polka-Dot/climber: Pinot
    White/youth: Keung
    Red/combatif: Valverde
    Team: BMC

    Lantern Rouge: Contador
    DNF: TVG
    Brown/Douche: To Be Determined
    Honorable Mention: Fuglsank

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    If I am figuring this out correctly, start time is 3:15pm, Dusseldorf time, which is in CEST, which I think is same time zone as Paris. CEST is 6 hours before U.S. Eastern time, so a 3:15 start time in Dusseldorf might be 9:15 Eastern; then 8:15 central, 7:15 mountain, and 6:15 pacific.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostViking View Post
    Brown/Douche: Sky Team
    For your gentle consideration :

    Froome under fire over 'cheating' jersey | VeloNews.com
    1980's - Centurion
    1990's - Peugeot
    2000's - Specialized
    2010's - Bianchi

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostViking View Post
    well that is old old news as Tour controversies go, LOL

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    Now I guess I gotta go with anotehr choice for Green jersey. I am thinking Matthews. He is fairly consistent and can do classic-y climbs.

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    I'm still trying to figure out what's wrong with Sky's kit. I'm not a fan and typically don't defend them. But what exactly is different from their kit to what Movistar's TT kits have been like since last year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoroninK View Post
    I'm still trying to figure out what's wrong with Sky's kit. I'm not a fan and typically don't defend them. But what exactly is different from their kit to what Movistar's TT kits have been like since last year?
    Dimples that reportedly improve airflow, on the arms I believe.

    Is Sky's skin suit illegal? Probably not — but just barely | VeloNews.com
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    I will soon review how well we did.
    --Here, on Friday, I don't believe 2nd and 3rd for overall podium will stand after tomorrow's time trial is over.

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    Well, generally, we did well in picking Froome FTW. Not a big surprise. Otherwise, we did not do very well. We all talk a good game, but are not so great when put to the test!

    Here is how we did in our predictions.

    All three podium places:
    No one

    Two podium places:
    no one

    One on podium, correct place
    First: Froome:
    BCSaltchucker, KoroninK, godot, LostViking,

    One on podium, not correct place:
    gofast2wheeler, Pjay - Froome 2nd; Rashadabd- Froome 3rd.

    Green: Matthews:
    No one

    Polka Dot: Barguil
    No one

    White: S. Yates
    KoroninK, LostViking, Rashadabd, TricrossRich,

    Team: Sky:
    No one

    Red: I cannot find Combativite / Red winner yet.

    Honorable mentions:
    Koronink: "Honorable Mention: Landa"
    godot: "Froome wins a very boring tour"
    gofast2wheeler: "I will throw this in most sprint wins: Kittel (Cav not himself due to illness if he shows up)"
    Rashadabd: "Most Bunch Sprint Wins: Kittell"

    Thanks for playing! We will all get together next year and try again!

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    Very sad that my predictions as bad as they were did better than my fantasy team.

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