Stage 3 – Olonne sur Mer to Redon

July 4, 2011

Flat. Fast. Open.

Today’s stage 3 is 198KM of flat terrain that will likely see a sprinter take the win. This won’t mean much for the overall classification. It also won’t help Alberto Contador get any closer to the yellow jersey. But it will be fun to watch.

My predictions for the stage are as follows…

Winner will be Mark Cavendish. Thor Hushovd will come in moments behind and retain the yellow jersey for a second day.

There will be two breakaways, but neither will stay away.

There will be one horrific crash where a rider has to abandon – but it won’t be any of the contenders.

What say you about today’s third stage of the 2011 Tour de France?

*Will blog more after the stage has been decided. Here in the United States I have an Independence Day party to attend. Chat later!