Tour de France Stage 13…New Jersey

The Wattmeister is not so sure that Peter Sagan is a ‘good thing’ for today’s stage 13 to Rodez. His team Tinkoff Saxo will be trying to conserve energy for the Alps in order to protect Contador and are unlikely to want to control the day’s racing.

Other teams will be highly motivated to put strong men in the break, for there will surely be a move early on which may or may not be allowed to stay clear depending on the level of fatigue in the peloton.

I predict an uncomfortable day for Sean Kelly, Carlton Kirby, Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen, (and a potentially more uncomfortable day for the TV viewer), as a group containing the most unpronounceable names in the peloton attempt to simultaneously grab a stage victory, and tie our commentators into knots.

Navarduskas, Boassen Hagen, Geschke, Van Avermaet, Debusschere, Hesjedal and Vuillermoz all spring to mind as possible stage winners who could also be awarded with the daily Tongue Twisters Jersey.

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