Tour de France 2022 - The anticipational thread

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Who is going to win a stage? (3 answers possible)

  • David Gaudu

    Votes: 44 62.9%
  • Florian Vermeersch

    Votes: 7 10.0%
  • Esteban Chaves

    Votes: 14 20.0%
  • Jakob Fuglsang

    Votes: 17 24.3%
  • Dylan Groenewegen

    Votes: 35 50.0%
  • Connor Swift

    Votes: 3 4.3%
  • Mattia Cattaneo

    Votes: 9 12.9%
  • Peter Sagan

    Votes: 20 28.6%
  • Quinn Simmons

    Votes: 19 27.1%
  • Carlos Verona

    Votes: 5 7.1%

  • Total voters
    70
  • Poll closed .
To those of you who expect lots of drama on the Great Belt bridge: Don't get too excited. There has always been less than 20 percent chance of relevant winds on the bridge, and the latest forecasts haven't changed that. If anything, there will be side wind on the roads between Kalundborg and the bridge, and that could be used by some of the teams, but on the bridge itself there will be a moderate headwind, and headwind doesn't do anything good for the drama in a race.

The bridge over the Great Belt certainly has been one of the most overrated factors of this year's Tour de France.
 
To those of you who expect lots of drama on the Great Belt bridge: Don't get too excited. There has always been less than 20 percent chance of relevant winds on the bridge, and the latest forecasts haven't changed that. If anything, there will be side wind on the roads between Kalundborg and the bridge, and that could be used by some of the teams, but on the bridge itself there will be a moderate headwind, and headwind doesn't do anything good for the drama in a race.

The bridge over the Great Belt certainly has been one of the most overrated factors of this year's Tour de France.
Makes no sense to build a bridge with minimal risk for the traffic...
 
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First week is usually the most fun , but especially so this year with most of the interesting stages for me being before the second rest day. Looking forward to seeing Copenhagen and Denmark, Northern France stages are promising, then PBF followed by the Swiss Hills. By then though it's possible the GC will have been decided anyway, and the realisation dawns that there's two more weeks of Kirby, which is more than the standard human should have to experience.

Very jealous of all the Danes of the forum. Hope you have a cracking three days.
 
To those of you who expect lots of drama on the Great Belt bridge: Don't get too excited. There has always been less than 20 percent chance of relevant winds on the bridge, and the latest forecasts haven't changed that. If anything, there will be side wind on the roads between Kalundborg and the bridge, and that could be used by some of the teams, but on the bridge itself there will be a moderate headwind, and headwind doesn't do anything good for the drama in a race.

The bridge over the Great Belt certainly has been one of the most overrated factors of this year's Tour de France.
Awh, after watching the Brian Holm buildup clip I've been struggling to sleep with so much anticipation.
 
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