Tour de France competition

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Rothera caps

There’s another chance to win one of the Rothera Cycling caps on Bastille Day, the French national holiday.

This time predict the first French rider to cross the finish line in Luz Ardiden on today’s Stage 12.

Le prix
A cycling cap from Rothera Cycling. It’s moisture wicking, water repellent, windproof, fast drying, machine washable and made by hand.

How to enter
Leave your answer in the comments below.

The commissaire bit
All entries must be in before 15.00 Central European Time, the blog’s clock is the judge. Any entries received afterwards get ignored, sorry.

Please leave your name and email. Note you can use a pseudonym and the email is confidential, rest assured I’m not going to spam you and nobody reading the blog can get your email, it’s just so I can reply if you’re the lucky winner.

Please don’t email or send answers via Twitter, only comments below are valid as it helps to keep everything in one place. In the event of a tie I’ll copy the winning names into a spreadsheet and use a random formula to generate the winner.

The caps are on their way from Philadelphia so I can’t post them out today but I hope to send the prize out soon. Stay tuned for more competitions during the race.

Finally the last winner JFG hasn’t got in touch. I’ve emailed you but not heard back. Please email me to claim your prize.

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{ 134 comments }

cthulhu July 14, 2011 at 11:06 am

With the motivation of yellow: Tommy V.

LMEB July 14, 2011 at 11:08 am

17h22 – !

TomC July 14, 2011 at 11:09 am

Anthony chartreau

Gear Ratio July 14, 2011 at 11:10 am

Thomas Voeckler

luke dennett July 14, 2011 at 11:11 am

It has to be Voeckler

southendjames July 14, 2011 at 11:12 am

Remy Di Gregorio please

Jakob July 14, 2011 at 11:12 am

guessing Thomas Voeckler

Walen July 14, 2011 at 11:12 am

Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale

Guilherme Neves July 14, 2011 at 11:13 am

This can be a tricky one. Alright, I say Jerome Coppel.

Gerrit July 14, 2011 at 11:13 am

Thomas Voeckler

Placemoregear July 14, 2011 at 11:14 am

Remy di Gregorio

Erik B. July 14, 2011 at 11:14 am

Jérôme Coppel, new white jersey leader??

Seb July 14, 2011 at 11:15 am

Oh I think Voekler’s gonna work hard to keep as far up as he can.

Roadie1 July 14, 2011 at 11:15 am

Thomas Voeckler!

Euan mackay July 14, 2011 at 11:16 am

Thomas Voeckler

James July 14, 2011 at 11:16 am

Sandy Casar

Constantin July 14, 2011 at 11:17 am

David Moncoutie, maybe.

Ross July 14, 2011 at 11:19 am

David Moncoutié!

Ankush July 14, 2011 at 11:19 am

Christophe Riblon

Crommy July 14, 2011 at 11:20 am

Thomas Voeckler

Molteni July 14, 2011 at 11:20 am

Peraud

Vincent Garnier-Salvi July 14, 2011 at 11:22 am

THOMAS vOEKLER

Karboncraig July 14, 2011 at 11:24 am

David Moncoutie

Pandaonabike July 14, 2011 at 11:24 am

Vichot!

Bidon Collé July 14, 2011 at 11:25 am

Samuel Sanchez

Aidas July 14, 2011 at 11:25 am

Thomas Voeckler

brew July 14, 2011 at 11:25 am

Thomas Voeckler!

Karl Bird July 14, 2011 at 11:26 am

Sébastien Minard

Adam July 14, 2011 at 11:27 am

Peraud

Baz July 14, 2011 at 11:27 am

I’d have said Pauriol if he was still around. Chartreau.

Patrick July 14, 2011 at 11:27 am

Jalabert doing his scooter commentary? Is John Gadret still riding, if so then I predict him.

Prashanth Bhat July 14, 2011 at 11:29 am

Sylvain Chavanel

Ross July 14, 2011 at 11:29 am

Sylvain Chavanel?

Ed Mosley July 14, 2011 at 11:29 am

Sylvain Chavanel all the way

dexxbot July 14, 2011 at 11:30 am

Moncoutié for me, merci

Neil July 14, 2011 at 11:32 am

TV TOMMY!

bdrond July 14, 2011 at 11:33 am

Moncoutié has to because his velogames score is still 0 and I am sure this will be bothering him, as well as me

Gordon July 14, 2011 at 11:33 am

Thomas Voeckler

Neil July 14, 2011 at 11:34 am

or Arnold Jeannesso

Mary McNaughton July 14, 2011 at 11:34 am

Whatever powder he possesses he’s certainly kept dry until now- I’ll go for the great blanc hope Jérôme Coppel

David N. Welton July 14, 2011 at 11:38 am

> This time predict the first French rider to cross the finish line in Luz Ardiden on today’s Stage 12.

The first French rider will probably be some guy riding up the mountain to view the stage finish:-)

Seriously, though, I’ll go with Voeckler too.

yves July 14, 2011 at 11:41 am

S.Szmyd

Matt H July 14, 2011 at 11:43 am

Sandy Casar. Or Moncoutie. Actually, no, I’ll settle for Cyril Gautier, pacing the MJ to the finish.

Ben Blyth July 14, 2011 at 11:46 am

David Moncoutié for me please

ThoreRK July 14, 2011 at 11:46 am

Remy di Gregorio me thinks!

Martin W July 14, 2011 at 11:46 am

David Moncoutié

Wobbler July 14, 2011 at 11:47 am

Jerome Pineau

Jez July 14, 2011 at 11:51 am

Rémy Di Grégorio?

Charlie July 14, 2011 at 11:55 am

Voeckler!

bubnoff July 14, 2011 at 11:55 am

Sandy Casar

Andrew July 14, 2011 at 11:57 am

Sandy Casar

Danger July 14, 2011 at 11:58 am

Hubert Dupont

Tim July 14, 2011 at 11:59 am

Voeckler

Cyclemaine July 14, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Voeckler

Barnacle Trout July 14, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Christophe Riblon

Bomsie July 14, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Thomas Voeckler si vous plas

PJ July 14, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Sandy Casar

Cameron July 14, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Remi di Gregorio

andrew Pearson July 14, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Jerome Coppel

Kenneth Frydensbjerg July 14, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Thomas Voeckler

John B July 14, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Tonny Roux

Alex July 14, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Moncoutie

Simon L July 14, 2011 at 12:21 pm

I’ll say Blel Kadri

Malcolm July 14, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Jerome Pineau!

Oliver July 14, 2011 at 12:27 pm

David Montcoutie!

Oliver July 14, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Moncoutie, pardon.

Jack July 14, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Jerom Coppel today I reckon!

Henrik Olsen July 14, 2011 at 12:30 pm

I think i’ll go for Sandy Cesar

Anthony July 14, 2011 at 12:30 pm

My heart says to go with Arthur Vichot… but I think I’ll go with Casar

firwave July 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Coppel!

kevin July 14, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Peraud

Johnny July 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Jean Peraud

Houston July 14, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Voeckler

Michael July 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Nicholas Roche

clenbutador July 14, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Nic Roche – has a french passport, originally held a french cycling licence

Simon July 14, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Be great if it was Voeckler so going for him

Adrian July 14, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Thomas Voeckler

STB July 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Voeckler

Johnnywillesden July 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Tommy V in after a seemingly suicidal break on the descent of the tourmalet.

Or maybe not….

The Inner Ring July 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm

clenbutador: that won’t work. I’ll do it by rider nationality as with their UCI status to avoid double nationality or riders who are resident in France (eg Szmyd)

Sheptastic July 14, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Kadri

Nathan July 14, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Voeckler

Pedro Barbieri July 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm

John Gadret

limonata July 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm

moncoutie

Nattheboy July 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Thomas Voeckler – he doesn’t exactly struggle on the slopes

Sinai July 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm

david moncoutie

gareth harrington July 14, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Sandy Casar

Itzik July 14, 2011 at 1:12 pm

tommy voeckler

mali July 14, 2011 at 1:13 pm

blel kadri

sapira July 14, 2011 at 1:14 pm

david moncoutie

Fragkiskos July 14, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Chavanel.

mel July 14, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Blel Kadri

James July 14, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Thomas Voeckler

Niall July 14, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Coppel

Al July 14, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Jean-Christophe Peraud

Ronan July 14, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Jerome Coppel

dany July 14, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Coppel

Andy Raff July 14, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Remy DiGregorio

harrybwade July 14, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Voukler

beggar July 14, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Anthony chartreau

Lighter Fluid July 14, 2011 at 1:40 pm

David Moncoutie

trxcky July 14, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Gadret.

Miso Kuropka July 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Jerome Coppel

NickT July 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Rémy Di Gregorio

dave banwell July 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm

sylvan chavanel

Kathy July 14, 2011 at 1:52 pm

T. Voeckler

Travis July 14, 2011 at 1:56 pm

jeremy roy

robin July 14, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Thomas Voeckler

quercus July 14, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Amaël Moinard

Rich July 14, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Sylvain Chavanel

Marco July 14, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Thomas Voeckler

David July 14, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Thomas Voeckler

Simma July 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Coppel for sure… Tommy will crack!

ACBB July 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Di Gregorio.

ironinthesoul July 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm

I predicted little Tommy V in the last comp and that seemed jinxed, but I’ll have to do the same again. Voeckler it is.

Starr July 14, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Thomas Voeckler

ACBB July 14, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Di Gregorio

Ben July 14, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Coppel

Grant July 14, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Err Chavanel!

Ad July 14, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Chavanel

Kris July 14, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Chavanel.

jonn July 14, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Sylvan Chavanel

ata July 14, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Sylvain Chavanel

Duco July 14, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Voeckler

Ben Hall July 14, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Sylvain Chavanel

Reillo July 14, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Sylvain Chavanel

Pedalingtheroad July 14, 2011 at 3:01 pm

di Gregorio

The Inner Ring July 14, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Right, that’s it. 3.00pm now so it’s too late to put your pick in.

Thanks for all the entries and I’ll announce the winner later today.

pretot July 14, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Arnold Jeannesson

Isaac July 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Sylvain Chavanel

mr bunbury July 14, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Laurent Mangel

mr bunbury July 14, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Ah okay, so you mean 3pm French time, not 3pm English time! Doh!

mister T July 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm

who won??

The Inner Ring July 14, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Nathan wins, check your inbox.

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