So far in 2017, from memory, I have correctly predicted that Caleb Ewan would win one of the early season Aussie sprints (…shooting fish in a barrel), and that Philippe Gilbert would win the Tour of Flanders (because I like him, and I wanted him to, and I got lucky).
Apart from that, my predictions have been woeful, and included the published suggestion that you should stick your mortgage on Nairo Quintana to win the Giro d’Italia.
To any recently homeless pro-cycling fans, I can only apologise.
In my defence I would like to add that I adhere to a local rule here in these parts which states that to predict Sagan is not allowed. Because he wins one out of every three races he starts, and so where’s the fun in that?
To show my contrition, for this year’s Tour de France I will be sub-contracting out my predictions.
Here’s the deal.
For the 2017 Tour de France give me your predictions either in the comments below, via Facebook, or Twitter, for the podium placings and the winners of both polka dot and green jersey (and yes, you can pick Sagan for that).
At the end of the race, should anyone get all five correct, I will shout this from the rooftops on your behalf. You will have a blog post dedicated to your achievement, where you will be lauded as the world’s foremost cycling tipster, and fame and fortune will almost certainly follow.
At the very least, it will give you top-notch bragging rights over your mates.
You’ve got until midday on Saturday 1st July 2017 to make your selections.
Away you go…