Passage du Gois
Saturday, July 02, 2011
It’s July once again which means it is the biggest month of the year in the pro cycling calendar it is the Tour de France 2011 from Saturday July 2nd to Sunday July 24th ending as usual in Paris. The first stage today is a cracker over 191.5 kilometers ending in an exciting uphill finish . Starting in Passage du Gois and finishing in Mont des Alouettes . The big incentive of the day is the yellow jersey is up for grabs or as they say in French the Maillot Jaune.
The uphill finish could be too much for the out and out sprinters Mark Cavendish and Alessandro Petacchi on form the finish looks better suited for the winner to be either Philippe Gilbert or Thor Hushovd. We will make a prediction and go for the ‘hard as teak’ Philippe Gilbert to power his way up the final hill and may even open up a gap at the finish of 2 to 3 seconds on the chasing peleton.
One of the pre race favorites Alberto Contador is sure to grab the headlines for both good and bad reasons, but there has to be a question as to whether he will have recovered fully after his stellar win in the Giro d’Italia when he dominated the grand tour in Italy. But will he have enough ‘left in the tank’ to win the Tour de France 2011. His main rivals are the fresh and fit Schleck brothers Frank Schleck and Andy Schleck. But who will be in yellow on the podium in yellow take your pick from - Alberto Contador - Frank Schleck - Andy Schleck.
Pro Cycling the Grand Tour gets underway in Passage du Gois - Tour de France 2011 …
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Maillot Jaune - meaning - The yellow jersey worn by the leader of the Tour de France and other major professional cycling tours.