Stage 7 – 2011 Tour de France – Predictions

July 8, 2011

It’s a rainy Friday here in Boston and I’m hoping the riders aren’t in the rain again today as they were in yesterday’s stage 6. That said, I think the stage today – 1/3 though this year’s Tour de France – will actually shake up the GC minimally.

The reason I think this is because today’s flat stage will present no real opportunity for the riders who are a bit behind to put some time into the rest of the group. There are no hills to speak of and if everyone stays with the peloton, they should remain safe.

For today, I predict that Cavendish will win his second stage (or maybe Tyler Farrar will do so).

Early highlights have a breakaway of about eight minutes with 140KM to go. I’ll be back with a post about other news of the day.