Dan & Si preview the biggest grand tour of them all, the 2017 Tour de France. Also bundled are the now legendary presenter predictions…

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3540km is the complete size of the race, split above 21 levels
like 2 TT’s,
nine Flat Stages,
5 Undulating Stages,
5 Mountain Stages, 3 of which have summit finishes

Some essential levels in the 2017 Tour de France involve:
Phase one: 14km person TT commencing and ending in Düsseldorf. German rider Tony Martin has a fantastic likelihood of getting the victory right here and is reigning Earth TT Winner.
Phase 3: Verviers – Longwy 212.5km. The finish of this stage has a one.6km climb at 5.8% ordinary gradient.
Phase 5: La Plance des Belles Filles hosts the stage finish of this a hundred and sixty.5km stage. Lloydy is truly seeking forward to this stage, as the ending climb is usually action packed.
Phase nine: This stage is going to reveal how in form the GC contenders are, specially with the 8.7km long Mont du Chat with an ordinary gradient of ten.3%
Phase 13: The stage is only 100km long, the race will be total gasoline from the begin. Be expecting so a great deal action!
Phase seventeen: This working day has the famed Col du Galibier as well as the Col du Télégraphe
Phase twenty: 22.5km Personal TT where by eventually the race is resolved

The favourites for the sprint finishes this yr have to be Marcel Kittel, Andre Greipel and Mark Cavendish and Peter Sagan will be up there way too. Feasible upsets to the aforemention involve Nacer Bouhanni, Arnaud Démare and Bryan Coquard. John Degenkolb is also not to be missed as well as Alexander Kristoff.

Yellow Jersey Contenders:
– Chris Froome
– Richie Porte
– Fabio Aru
– Jakob Fuglsang
– Romain Bardet
– Alberto Contador
– Esteban Chaves
– Nairo Quintana

Predictions:

Dan Lloyd
In general – Chris Froome
Inexperienced Jersey – Peter Sagan

Simon Richardson
In general – Nairo Quintana
Inexperienced Jersey – Peter Sagan

Matt Stephens
In general – Chris Froome

Tom Previous
In general – Richie Porte
Inexperienced Jersey – Peter Sagan

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