2012 Tour de France – TOMORROW

June 29, 2012

And so it begins again. This year with a first stage in Liege, the Tour de France will travel clockwise from Belgium into France and then around the country. Stage 17 is where the race will be won (or cemented) with a 143.5KM ride finishing at the Hautes-Pyrenees ski station on the Plateau de Peyragudes.

My prediction(s) for this year’s race? It’s up in the air. Last year shuffled like a deck of cards and I haven’t honestly watched enough of the early-season classics to see who’s in form for this year’s battle. But I will take a flyer.

I see the podium this way – 1st to 3rd – with Andy Schleck, Bradley Wiggins and Cadel Evans standing proud.

How do you think it will end up?

[EDIT – 5:41PM June 29]

Just got a tweet that Andy Schleck has a broken pelvis. Stupidly, I missed that news because I’ve been doing my other writing and am not fully ramped up for tomorrow. BUT, in light of that, I put Sammy Sanchez on the podium with Bradley winning and Cadel in second.