Tour de France 2019: Second rest day: Who will win le TDF?

Who is going to win the Tour de France?

  • Julian Alaphilippe

    Votes: 7 5.2%
  • Geraint Thomas

    Votes: 31 23.0%
  • Egan Bernal

    Votes: 22 16.3%
  • Thibaut Pinot

    Votes: 57 42.2%
  • Emanuel Buchmann

    Votes: 5 3.7%
  • Steven Kruijswijk

    Votes: 8 5.9%
  • Mikel Landa

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Alejandro Valverde

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • Rigoberto Uran

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Jakob Fuglsang

    Votes: 1 0.7%

  • Total voters
    135
  • Poll closed .
Only 5 racing days left (discounting the parade in Paris) of a close and open Tour, which bodes well, especially for excitement - something not seen since 2011! Now, who is going to take it in the end and why do you think that it will be him in particular? Just in case, I have listed the whole top 10 in the poll.
 
Not sure if the poll worked, always something weird when I try to vote. Pinot is my choice though. Alaphilippe won't last in the Alps and Thibaut has been the best climber of the race so far.
 
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I wonder whether Alaphilippe might actually attack on the stage to Gap, which seems to suit him. He could possibly pull back 30 seconds with an attack on the final hill and bonus seconds. By rights, he should still lose the jersey on the Galibier, but the stage finishes with a descent and he could pull a Savoldelli. Still, Pinot has to be favourite at this point.
 
I have no clue. But I hope its either SK or Pinot. But I have a sneaky suspicion the lack of hard racing this season, and him being the one riding into form may suit GT the most.
Bookies can hardly separate GT at 4.5/1, and Bernal and Pinot at 5/1. I'd also say SK should be at similar odds but hes a bit longer.
 
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Summoned said:
No possibility for Kruijswijk?
There always is, as Pinot has not always been the most consistent and Alaph will probably crack. And the third week features his favorite 2000m+ mountains.

However, its very hard for Steven to win. He lacks the extra kick others have.
Pinot is my most likely candidate together with Thomas (yes) and Bernal. Kruijswijk hopefully podium.. it would be nice for his career. 4th or 5th again would be shitty, but a likely result
 
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cellardoor said:
I wonder whether Alaphilippe might actually attack on the stage to Gap, which seems to suit him. He could possibly pull back 30 seconds with an attack on the final hill and bonus seconds. By rights, he should still lose the jersey on the Galibier, but the stage finishes with a descent and he could pull a Savoldelli. Still, Pinot has to be favourite at this point.
Sagan/Colbrelli will be eying that one
 
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Pantani Attacks said:
Thomas....sigh
I actually like Thomas but I am worried he is coming into form. At the moment Pinot has his number on the climbs so he needs a decent sized improvement in form
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Summoned said:
No possibility for Kruijswijk?
There always is, as Pinot has not always been the most consistent and Alaph will probably crack. And the third week features his favorite 2000m+ mountains.

However, its very hard for Steven to win. He lacks the extra kick others have.
Pinot is my most likely candidate together with Thomas (yes) and Bernal. Kruijswijk hopefully podium.. it would be nice for his career. 4th or 5th again would be ******, but a likely result
I agree on SK. He is hard nut to crack, but I do not see himself dropping all the 3 other favorites. And he will lose any sprints for bonus seconds against those should it come to that.
 
Re: Tour de France 2019: Second rest day: Who will win le TD

I ain't jinxing him, so I shall not divulge who I voted for (but I think you can guess who that is :) ). My liver will never recover if he-who-I-shall-not-name wins this bike race. What a Tour!
 
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fantomas said:
Heart says Pinot, brain says Thomas or Bernal. Voted Bernal. I'm afraid the heat could be Pinot's downfall.
Yeah, I'm thinking this.

Anyway, given that all of the contenders have shown weakness at various points I'm thinking it is open.

Post race Thomas implied that he had held himself back so as not to chase down Bernal with opponents on his wheel. Question is, if he had the legs to chase Bernal why did he not get himself up there in the first place?
 
If Alaphilippe will crack, high probability, then it's up to Pinot to deliver because right now he looks like the strongest rider. If Ineos plays it smart, Bernal might upset Pino. Steven K. should complete the podium.
 

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