Stage 12 Overview, Picks and Comment

July 16, 2008

With 11 stages in the books, here’s how the next stage shapes up.

It’s a 168.5KM blast along the bottom of France. With few climbs (just one category 4 to even mention), this stage is really going to be fast. It’s almost all downhill and should feature a massive sprint near the end.

With Thor Husovd riding well (finishing 13th in stage 11) and Robbie Mc Ewen yet to be heard from, I’m CERTAIN that these two will battle it out in a sprint for the ages.

The stage runs Lavelanet all the way to Narbonne.

In Cycle Sport America Magazine, they say,

A flat transition stage takes the peloton away from the Pyrenees to the mediterranean.

Simple. True. Fast. Fun.

We’re more than halfway through the 2008 Tour de France. Coming soon is Alpe d’Huez and other fun stuff. I’m having a blast. I hope you are too.