Stage 4 – Prediction – 2010 Tour de France

July 6, 2010

Stage 4 of the 2010 Tour de France is pretty flat. There are a couple category 5 and category 4 climbs, but nothing that should hurt anyone too badly.

The stage is 153.5KM and goes from Cambrai to Reims. By the way, now we’re in France for the long haul.
My thoughts on the winner of this stage? I think it will finally have to go to Cavendish. He crashed out of the sprint in Stage 1, wasn’t allowed to sprint in Stage 2, and the cobbles broke the field apart in Stage 3, so he wasn’t even in the lead group.
My alternate choice for winner is Cadel Evans. I think the strategy now is for Cadel – a clear favorite to win the Tour de France – to grab more of the lead before the true mountains come. This could be a day for BMC to take a breakaway and then put a bunch of minutes into the field.
Those are my two choices. What about you?