So yeah, the Grand Boucle is upon us again, in a weeks time. Take it were all excited yeah?
Teams dripping through now. How much time will Movistar lose time in Brittany and the North of France and will the 3 leaders race without attacking each other? Will Bardet do anything other than climb well enough for a podium? Will Porte avoid a jour sans? Will Froome be fresh enough from his Giro exertions? Dimension Data all in for Cavendish, so no space for stage hunter extraordinaire, Steve Cummings. Will Wanty Groupe Goubert actually do something? Intrigue
Pt2 to come later
Balanced route this year, but lacking those medium mountain stages that really lit up last year’s race. Flat in the Vendée, lumps in Brittany, cobbles, Alps, Mediterranean coast and Pyrenees
@twentynine link to the fantasy league pls.
Normal chat about predictions, teams, favourites, stages and aob, but we’ll keep this a doping chat free zone I think.