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Le Tour de France 2012 – High Speed & High Stakes

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High Speed & High Stakes… The Le Tour de France 2012 Prologue is one of the most high stakes stages in bike racing. 6.4km of maximum effort, with the winner being gifted with the Yellow Jersey at the end of the day. The value placed upon this for teams, sponsors and the riders themselves is truly enormous.

The race is short enough that pure time triallists will not have everything their way, with powerful athletes able to overcome their aerodynamic disadvantage by putting out more power.

High Speed & High Stakes
Dave Miller.

Ty Farrar came awfully close in 2010 to taking the Yellow Jersey, and will again be a threat today.
For mine, the top five in the High Speed & High Stakes stage will be:

  • Dave Millar
  • Fabian Cancellara
  • Matt Goss
  • Tony Martin
  • Brad Wiggins

Bring it on!

Toby Watsonhttps://www.veloveritas.co.uk
Ex-Garmin Transitions physiotherapist and soigneur Toby Watson brings you inside the squad, and shows you what it's like to be working with a top team on the biggest races in the world. Through his regular blog updates, Toby shares his sense of drama and fun that were essential parts of his job. Toby is Australian, and currently lives in Girona with his fiancee Amanda. If he has any time, he enjoys reading and running, and occasionally skiing too, when he can.

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