As winner of the Tour de France Pool 2009 held by Meyrick Jones, I decided to step up and copy all of his questions from last year and apply them to this years tour! Very original I know.
How to play:
1. Answer the 18 questions below in an EMAIL. They are mostly multiple choice... easy peasy...
2. Send the e-mail to me at the address below:
vlavallee @ gmail.com
3. Lay your smack talk down in the comments section below if you wish....
4. Watch the Tour and enjoy!
5. Winner is the respondent with the most points after the final stage on the Champs-Élysées.
6. Have your votes in before the first racer starts on Saturday.
7. Anyone who tells me the results of a stage before I have been able to watch it, is automatically disqualified.
Spoils of Victory - The winner will also receive a soon to be prestigious (and highly sought after) custom "TdF Pool 2010 Winner" image to display on blogs or websites - if you don't have a blog you can print it and put it on your refrigerator. Your friends will all be jealous!
Since I am not very good at photoshop. It will be last years image with some shotty altering to say 2010!
Also, local prize. We will go to All you can eat Sushi at BC Sushi sometime and winner gets paid for by the rest of the attendees. If I am the only person who shows up with the winner, well then it could also be a romantic date.
Without further ado...
1. Lance is getting old, he just announced his retirement will be official after this years Tour. Predict Lance Armstrong's final placing in this year's two individual TTs. Add the numbers together. What is the sum? (ex: finished 1st and 3rd = 4)
2. Will Lance end up ahead of Frank Schleck in the GC? (1 point)
3. How many stages will Cavendish win? (1 point)
(ITT Stage details are HERE)
-Within 1 km/h = 5 points
-Within 2 km/h = 3 points
-Within 3 km/h = 2 points
-Within 4 km/h = 1 point
-off by >4 km/h = deduct a point
5. Who will win the polka dot jersey for King of the Mountains? (1 point)
6. How many riders will be banned, fired for suspicion, or otherwise ejected due to doping related issues? (1 point)
Only during the race are riders counted (July 4th to Finish in Paris)
7. Which team will finish the tour with the most riders? (1 point)
8. What will the average speed bein km/h for Stage 17 finishing on the Col du Tourmalet.
-within 1 km/h = 5 points
-within 3 km/h = 3 points
-within 4 km/h = 1 point
-off by 4+ = deduct a point
9. What will the margin of victory be in the GC? (The margin in minutes and seconds between winner and runner-up.)
A. 0-1 minute
B. 1:01 - 2:10
C. 2:11 - 3:20
D. 3:21 - 4:30
E. 4:30 - 5:40
F. 5:41 +
10. Who will win the GC? (1 point)
11. Who will win the Green Jersey? (1 point)
12. Which OLN broadcaster will win the competition they have each year to predict winners? (1 point)
A. Paul Sherwen
B. Craig Hummer
C. Phil Ligget
D. Bob Roll
13. Will it rain during any of the TTs? There are 2... (1 point)
14. Who will end up being the team leader for Saxo Bank? (1 point)
A) Frank Schleck
B) Andy Schleck
15. What is the second longest stage of this year's tour? (1 point)
16) Will Fabian Cancellara ride away from the competition again for a stage victory. (1 point)
17) Will Jens Voigt bring the pain? (1 point)
18) How many useless full day escapes will Sylvain Chavanel from Quick Step be involved in?