Fantasy Cycling: Tour de France stage 9 preview

Issoire > Saint Flour

by Dave Atkinson   July 9, 2011  

Fantasy Cycling 2011 with and Evans Cycles

While the first of this year’s two Etapes du Tour is taking place today on the route of Stage 19, today shows those with a place on the second mass participation ride, taking place later in the month, what they’re up against. None of the climbs gets above Category 2 – but there are seven in all to be negotiated.

Thought for the Day

The last time Issoire hosted a stage finish in 2004, the winner was Richard Virenque, dropping fellow escapee Axel Merckx and winning by five minutes. The peloton’s serial escapees may likewise fancy a crack today.

GT’s tips

This looks like it might well follow the same pattern as the day before with a break getting away and depending who's in it, the GC guys not being particularly bothered about chasing it down, so it could well stay away.

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I fancy Cunego for this one.

Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades. (Merckx)

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
10th July 2011 - 12:45