2020 Tour de France - STAGE - Predictions Challenge

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Updated after stage 20.

On stage 19 I counted Bernal as winner.

4 people are in the running for the win today, which will be a shared win either way, as all 4 have 5 of different winners picked, so the tiebreaker is not in effect:

Jungle Cycle (Groenewegen)
Leggitte (Viviani)
Pöhja Konn (Groenewegen)
QuickZulu (Viviani)

4 other players, are hoping to avoid the goose egg today:

klintE (Kristoff)
Tonton (Sagan)
triley36 (Groenewegen)
wheresmybrakes (Boassen Hagen)

Good luck :)
 
We did this last year, so let's go again:

Call the stage winner for each stage, 1 point per correct guess.

Tiebreakers for the overall score:
Most different stage winners called
Latest stage with a winner called
Most different teams called as winners
You share the win.

My guesses:

1: Sam Bennett
2. Alaphilippe
3: Ewan
4: Van Aert
5: Nizzolo
6: Carapaz
7: Sam Bennett
8: George Bennett
9: Roglic
10: Sam Bennett
11: Ewan
12: De Gendt
13: Chavez
14: Asgreen
15: Pinot
16: Alaphilippe
17: Bernal
18: Pogacar
19: Ewan
20: Roglic
21: Sam Bennett

Stage profiles:

https://www.letour.fr

NOTE:
Predictions edited after the start of the Tour do not count.
 
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  1. Caleb Ewan
  2. Sergio Higuita
  3. Sam Bennett
  4. Primoz Roglic
  5. Sam Bennett
  6. Tadej Pogačar
  7. Caleb Ewan
  8. Primoz Roglic
  9. Adam Yates
  10. Sam Bennett
  11. Sam Bennett
  12. Matteo Trentin
  13. Primoz Roglic
  14. Thomas De Gendt
  15. Thibaut Pinot
  16. Davide Formolo
  17. Egan Bernal
  18. Nairo Quintana
  19. Sam Bennett
  20. Tom Dumoulin
  21. Caleb Ewan
 
Stage 1: DE GENDT - It looks like a bunch sprint, but with a little bit of hills there will be a lot of guys who fancy their chances of taking yellow.
Stage 2: BARGUIL - Could be a climbers sprint where none of the climbers actually want to win. Someone French will take it with a late attack. I've gone with WaWa.
Stage 3: EWAN - Sprinters' revenge, Lotto get their second win.
Stage 4: BARGUIL - WaWa gets his second, the French get excited.
Stage 5: BENNETT (OF THE SAM VARIETY) - Easy enough day for the sprinters.
Stage 6: PINOT - This will only end in tears.
Stage 7: EWAN - Lotto again.
Stage 8: ROGLIC - The big favourite chooses this stage to lay down the marker.
Stage 9: DAN MARTIN - None of the big boys want to contest the stage and so it's handed over to the breakaway.
Stage 10: ROSETTO - It's 2020 baby.
Stage 11: SAM BENNETT - Sprinters successfully sprint.
Stage 12: SAGAN - The pure sprinters can't match the Sag-Sag Man.
Stage 13: ROGLIC - Jumbo begin sucking all life out of the race.
Stage 14: ALAPHILIPPE - Climbers' sprint, the best of which are focused on tomorrow.
Stage 15: PINOT - Not much happens until the final few km. Comes down to a three man sprint.
Stage 16: BARDET - The Frenchman is best of the break. France make it three in a row.
Stage 17: DUMOULIN - Pinot drops Roglic, Major Tom drops them both.
Stage 18: QUINTANA - Last ditch attempt to gain time before the TT.
Stage 19: ABSOLUTELY NO ONE CARES - Seriously.
Stage 20: DUMOULIN: Major Tom breaks French and Slovenian hearts. First man since Cadel to take yellow on the final day...
Stage 21: PINOT: Desperate to shake off his loveable loser tag, Thibaut attacks right as the Champagne is poured. He holds the gap all the way to the line. Joy for cycling fans globally. (Sorry Tom).

As you can see, I provided a running commentary in case my dreadful predictions weren't sufficiently entertaining. As you can also see, the font went a bit haywire on me towards the end, so all my predictions ended up as bold predictions.
 
1 Sam Bennett
2 Wout van Aert
3 Greg van Avermaet
4 Primoz Roglic
5 Sam Bennett
6 Esteban Chaves
7 Giacomo Nizzolo
8 Egan Bernal
9 Davide Formolo
10 Caleb Ewan
11 Giacomo Nizzolo
12 Giacomo Nizzolo
13 Miguel Ángel Lopez
14 Wout van Aert
15 Nairo Quintana
16 Julian Alaphilippe
17 Thibaut Pinot
18 Tadej Pogacar
19 Caleb Ewan
20 Tom Dumoulin
21 Caleb Ewan
 
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1 Sam Bennett
2 Wout van Aert
3 Greg van Avermaet
4 Primoz Roglic
5 Sam Bennett
6 Esteban Chaves
7 Giacomo Nizzolo
8 Egan Bernal
9 Davide Formolo
10 Caleb Ewan
11 Giacomo Nizzolo
12 Giacomo Nizzolo
13 Miguel Ángel Lopez
14 Wout van Aert
15 Nairo Quintana
16 Julian Alaphilippe
17 Thibaut Pinot
18 Tadej Pogacar
19 Tom Dumoulin
20 Caleb Ewan
Well, there are no prizes in this one, so allow me to notify you that there are 21 stages in the race :)
 

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