Amazed at myself for not being glued to the TV for stages 8 and 9 of the Tour de France, we had days out visiting the Army’s local open day events. I did though, on both days, to not know the stage results until ITV4’s summary programme.
Stage 9 was brutal, and carnage resulted to the leaders in the climbs and the crashes on the rapid mountain descents.
It’s no surprise that a rest day followed the excursions of Stage 9.
I wasn’t to far out with my prediction of Chris Froome winning the stage, as he came in third.
My thoughts on stage 10,
- A day for sprinters, as it’s a flat course, and no mountains.
- The strongest sprinter currently in the tour is Marcel Kittel, so it would be foolish to bet against him, though Andre Greipel and Edvard Boasson Hagen are likely to be in the mix at the finishing line.