On the eve of the tour I made my tour predictions. How’d I do? Not too shabby! With my first and second place finishers switched and a top 10 finish for Valverde this was my closest prediction ever! It was a great race this year, except the doping by Ricardo Ricco. In my opinion, the biggest dissapointment was Mark Cavendish not finishing the race, especially after racing so well this tour!
My predictions versus actual Overall: Cadel Evans / Lotto - 2nd overall 2nd: Carlos Sastre / CSC - 1st overall 3rd: Alejandro Valverde / Caise d'Epargne - 9th overall 11th: George Hincapie / High Road - 35th overall
KOM: Yaroslav Popovych / Lotto - Bernhard Kohl
Sprint: Thor Hushovd - Oscar Freire 2nd: Fabian Cancellara - Thor Hushovd 3rd: Mark Cavendish - Erik Zabel
Team: CSC - CSC