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Thanks to Trek

Every site sponsor gets thank-you note and Trek have been here in July and August with a promotion for the new Emonda frame.

There’s also a reminder about the supporter caps and your chance to win one below too.

Trek have revamped their road range with the new Domane and Emonda frames this year and the firm is one of the manufacturers to have its own pro team. Readers following pro cycling will know Trek Factory Racing for their road team and there is the formal UCI ProTeam with its World Tour licence. But there’s also a wider squad with triathlon and mountain biking teams too.

You might see “just” a square box with an ad but this keeps the wheels turning. Sponsorship and ads make this site work, quite literally during the Tour de France when there are so many readers that there are extra bandwidth charges, the hosting company said there were up to 30 readers a second during July and there was a consequent drain on bandwidth. You might have got “error establishing database connection” error messages from time to time, hopefully this is fixed or reduced.

Luckily all the income doesn’t just go on IT hardware. It helps with detours to visit race courses for example several stages of the Tour de France to pick out hidden climbs in the Vosges or get the measure of the final time trial course. Looking ahead it’s helped with upcoming races like the Farrapona stage of the Vuelta and the Ponferrada course for the World Championships, fun to ride and helpful for previews. Thanks to Trek and their UK office for the support, they’ve been sponsors in April and last summer too.

On the subject of housekeeping, a reminder that new supporter caps are coming. There will be the option for a large one and also for a white one too. If you want and if you can, you can sign up online with Prendas as this helps them measure the demand – they promise it’s just to see how many people might be interested, it’s neither a pledge to buy from you nor are they harvesting your email address for marketing. Thanks for all the support so far.

Win a cap: finally if you’ve made it this far to read a note of thanks, here’s a small reward: pick the winner of Thursday’s Vuelta Stage 6 to win an INRNG cap and a bonus surprise too… don’t get your hopes up, it’s not an Emonda frame. Rules:

  • leave your answer in the comments below (not Twitter or email please)
  • the winner or closest pick will win
  • in the event of a tie, a name gets selected at random
  • get your answer in before 5.00pm Euro time on Thursday

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • Jack Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 6:51 pm

    Nairo Quintana

  • Spatz Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 7:00 pm

    Dan Martin

  • Scott L. Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 7:01 pm

    R. Uran

  • jauko Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 7:04 pm

    Wilco Kelderman

  • baad-boo-boo Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 7:10 pm

    Froome

  • floodx Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 7:19 pm

    Quintana

  • Ben Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 7:23 pm

    Froome

  • Mike Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 7:23 pm

    Joaquim Rodriguez

  • Gerrald Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 7:33 pm

    Dani Moreno

  • Zack Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 7:39 pm

    Julian David Arrendondo

  • leonn Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 7:43 pm

    Alberto Contador

  • Jan Dau Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 7:58 pm

    Alberto Contador

    …thanks to Trek

  • Pete F Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 7:58 pm

    Yaon Bagot.

  • Netserk Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 8:00 pm

    Alejandro Valverde Belmonte.

  • Benoit Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 8:02 pm

    Alejandro Valverde

  • Karlowen Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 8:18 pm

    Adam Yates

  • Sean M. Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 8:21 pm

    Adam Yates

  • Augie March Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 8:24 pm

    Cadel Evans.

  • redrum Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 8:24 pm

    Alejandro Valverde

  • Eric Berger Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 8:33 pm

    Froome.

  • Anderson Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 8:34 pm

    Fabio Aru

  • gavin Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 8:38 pm

    nairo quintana

  • Anonymous Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 8:40 pm

    Christopher Froome

  • Ossip Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 8:41 pm

    Quintana

  • Stef V Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 8:41 pm

    Fabio Aru

  • Tom from Raleigh Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 8:41 pm

    quintana

  • Tom Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 8:52 pm

    Froome

  • LanceR Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 8:59 pm

    Quintana

  • Chris Horner Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 8:59 pm

    Purito!

  • Raybike Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:00 pm

    Dan Martin

  • nevskin Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:04 pm

    Dan Martin

  • Stewart Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:04 pm

    Sergio Pardilla

  • chris froome Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:05 pm

    Me!

  • Rocket Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:06 pm

    El Pistolero

  • Marcel Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:09 pm

    Robert Gesink.

    Thanks for all the work you put into this site, it’s a great read.

  • Lawrence Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:10 pm

    Dan Martin

  • KB Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:19 pm

    Esteban Chaves ftw!

    thanks, INRNG and sponsors!

  • Reallon Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:22 pm

    Dan Martin

  • Mendip5000 Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:31 pm

    Valverde
    Just to mess with us.

  • Owen Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:33 pm

    Hejesdal

  • Ellie Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:37 pm

    Quintana.

  • MikefrmDenmark Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:37 pm

    Arrendondo

  • Kris Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:39 pm

    Dan Martin

  • choppalops Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:44 pm

    Chaves

  • Dr. Fly Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:45 pm

    Nairo Quintana

  • Martin Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:48 pm

    Dani Moreno

  • Nick M Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:51 pm

    Chris Froome

  • Dennis Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:51 pm

    Carlos Betancur will dramatically quit the sandbagging on stage 6!

    And thanks very much to INRNG & sponsonrs!

  • Buddenbrook Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:53 pm

    Purito

  • Arjen Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:56 pm

    Dan Martin

  • Elias Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 10:08 pm

    Romain Sicard!

    Let’s hope he won’t puncture again in the last kilometres.

  • alpine9 Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 10:25 pm

    Joaquim Rodriguez

  • haps Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 10:26 pm

    Fabio Aru

  • Ironfist Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 10:35 pm

    Valverde
    Thanks for your work and thanks to sponsors for keeping this site up 😉

  • Zoetemelk Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 10:35 pm

    Evans! 😛

  • Eihar Uriarte Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 10:37 pm

    Joaquím “purito” Rodriguez

  • Chris Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 10:38 pm

    Nairo Quintana

  • Jarred Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 10:43 pm

    Nairo Quintana

  • Noel Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 10:47 pm

    Chris Froome

  • Jevo Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 10:58 pm

    Amets Txurruka

  • Alex222 Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:03 pm

    Dan Martin

  • Neal Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:08 pm

    Quintana

  • Steve Crawford Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:08 pm

    Dan Martin

  • Tyler Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:09 pm

    Dan Martin

  • Tambo Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:17 pm

    Quintana

  • Ned Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:18 pm

    Yates

  • Greg Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:19 pm

    Ryder Hesjedal

  • finn s Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:22 pm

    J Rodriguez

  • Alan T Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:25 pm

    Purito

    (Actually I think it’ll be Dan Martin but there are too many with his name already)

  • Adam Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:46 pm

    Nairo Quintana

  • Michael Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:54 pm

    Barguil

  • Anonymous Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:57 pm

    Dani Moreno

  • Graham Calderbank Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:59 pm

    Joaquim Rodrigues to win, surely….

  • Jerome Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:59 pm

    Dani Moreno above was me

  • Jonny D Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:00 am

    Quintana

  • Petar Dundjerski Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:08 am

    Dear INRNG, thank you for all your excellent work on this blog.
    Thank you Trek, for seeing the value in this blog and ivesting your advertising moneys in it. One day- perhaps soon and largely due to the above kind of support- I will seize to begrudge you for how you treated Mr. Lemonde.
    Who will win tomorrow’s stage? Crystal ball says to forego the surprise prize and just thank INRNG for all his excellent work. Crystal ball knows best..

  • Andy T Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:11 am

    Joaquim Rodriguez

  • Peter Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:12 am

    Froome, just because he wants to prove something

  • michael Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:13 am

    Froome

  • Detlef Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:19 am

    Chaves

  • Ablindeye Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:22 am

    Scratching around for someone who hasn’t been picked…Mikel Landa.

  • Lushous Lee Wade Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:27 am

    Quintana

  • olmo Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:31 am

    dani moreno

  • Brian W Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:31 am

    Uran

  • John S. Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:31 am

    Froome

  • davidk Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:32 am

    Froome

  • amelon Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:33 am

    Dani Moreno

  • josh Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:45 am

    nairo quintana

  • David Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:49 am

    Dani Moreno

  • Paul Jakma Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:54 am

    Quintana

  • Patrick Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:59 am

    Nairo Quintana

  • Dan Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:11 am

    Joaquím “purito” Rodriguez

  • Chris Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:11 am

    Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre

  • eric wineinger Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:11 am

    David Millar….longshot.

  • terry d Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:28 am

    R.Hesjedal

  • Panda Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:32 am

    Chaves

  • Matt m Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:40 am

    Danny Martin!

  • Jan Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:47 am

    Rodriguez! (I’m hoping, anyway.)

    Thanks for your work on this site, Inrng. I learn so much.

    And thanks to Trek for sponsoring. I might be tempted by a new bike, but my 9 or so year old Pilot keeps me smiling and has a lot more miles to go (barring bad accidents!)!

  • Michal Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:47 am

    Joaquím “purito” Rodriguez

  • El Simone Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:59 am

    Aru

  • mm Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:07 am

    kennaugh

  • thierry mtl Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:20 am

    chris froome

  • Chris Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:25 am

    Chris Froome I reckon!

  • Andy L Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:30 am

    Fabio Aru

  • Ray McGillicuddy Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:40 am

    Cadel

    Thanks Inrng for your great work!

  • Andrew Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:47 am

    Andrew Talanksy

  • Rob Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:54 am

    Ryder Hesjedal

  • garuda Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:12 am

    Piti

  • hoh Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:30 am

    Froome

    Given that tomorrow’s stage isn’t that open, may I suggest predicting top 3 to reduce the possibility/number of draws for future events? If there’s a draw on 1st place, then 2nd & 3rd prediction can be used to choose the winner. That might creat more work of course.

    Anyway, thanks for the excellent blog.

  • lefthandside Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:36 am

    I think Cadel will win it!

  • MD Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:53 am

    Alberto Contadour

  • Owen Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:58 am

    Quintana

  • Michael Thursday, 28 August 2014, 4:02 am

    Dan Martin

  • GingerTart Thursday, 28 August 2014, 4:07 am

    Julian Arredondo (thanks Trek!)

  • JayTrox360 Thursday, 28 August 2014, 4:10 am

    Purito!!!

  • Lasaj Thursday, 28 August 2014, 4:25 am

    Alberto Contador

  • Laurence Thursday, 28 August 2014, 4:39 am

    Ivan Santaromita

  • Jonathan Thursday, 28 August 2014, 4:52 am

    Contador 🙂

  • Jack Cav Thursday, 28 August 2014, 5:10 am

    Ryder “Frigging” Hesjedal …for obvious reasons…Dude, Sorry for the intensity, must apologize… Another Canadian thing we do

  • Pelican Thursday, 28 August 2014, 5:30 am

    Alberto Contador

  • Cameron Thursday, 28 August 2014, 5:53 am

    J Rodriguez

    Thanks to Trek!

  • Evgeny Thursday, 28 August 2014, 5:57 am

    Joaquim Rodriguez

  • CGradeCyclist Thursday, 28 August 2014, 5:59 am

    Adam Hansen

  • Larrick Thursday, 28 August 2014, 6:04 am

    Froome

  • Tovarishch Thursday, 28 August 2014, 6:24 am

    Sammy Sanchez

  • Lachlan Thursday, 28 August 2014, 6:48 am

    Paul Martens

  • Jo Thursday, 28 August 2014, 6:49 am

    Purito

  • Julian S Thursday, 28 August 2014, 6:54 am

    Talanksy

  • Lauren Thursday, 28 August 2014, 6:57 am

    Winner Anacona

  • Daniel Thursday, 28 August 2014, 7:01 am

    Esteban Chavez

  • Moskowe Thursday, 28 August 2014, 7:09 am

    Nairo Quintana.

  • Matt Thursday, 28 August 2014, 7:11 am

    Moreno

  • Les Revenants Thursday, 28 August 2014, 7:19 am

    Kenny Elissonde

  • Micheal Thursday, 28 August 2014, 7:23 am

    Julian David Arrendondo

  • crj Thursday, 28 August 2014, 7:39 am

    merhawi kudus

    • Stewart Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:54 pm

      Definitely think he could be the real darkhorse. He has absolutely nothing to lose – not fighting for the GC at all, only 20 years old, and after his showings in the Tour of Langkawi and Route du Sud one can see he has the class when the road gets steep.

  • Lloyd Thursday, 28 August 2014, 7:50 am

    Chris Froome

  • Tom Thursday, 28 August 2014, 7:59 am

    Wilco Kelderman

  • kathryn Thursday, 28 August 2014, 8:03 am

    I’m going to punt on Cadel Evans.

  • Stephen Andrichuk Thursday, 28 August 2014, 8:07 am

    Joaquim Rodriguez

  • James Thursday, 28 August 2014, 8:10 am

    Joaquin “Purito” Rodriguez

  • Daniel Thursday, 28 August 2014, 8:21 am

    Dan Martin

  • Sean Thursday, 28 August 2014, 8:27 am

    Warren Barguil

  • Rich Clarkson Thursday, 28 August 2014, 8:27 am

    Dan Martin

  • Richard Hughes Thursday, 28 August 2014, 8:31 am

    He of the dodgy beef – Contador.

  • KAOS Thursday, 28 August 2014, 8:36 am

    Fabio Aru

  • Tobias Thursday, 28 August 2014, 8:39 am

    Alejandro Valverde

  • Snowplc Thursday, 28 August 2014, 8:40 am

    Dan Martin

  • GeorgeY Thursday, 28 August 2014, 8:40 am

    Chris Froome

  • Simon Thursday, 28 August 2014, 8:45 am

    Nairobi Quintana

  • BC Thursday, 28 August 2014, 8:45 am

    Not a ‘hat’ contender, just a big thank you to TREK for their support of this blog.

  • Wes Thursday, 28 August 2014, 8:54 am

    Dani Moreno

  • bobmac Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:00 am

    Andrew Talansky to win, assist from Ryder – if these two can get away on a break and not be seen as GC threats.

  • Ricardo Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:05 am

    Louis Meintjes

  • Oohmeknees Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:14 am

    Dani Moreno

  • SH Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:15 am

    Quintana

  • AJM Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:16 am

    Chris Froome

  • Niels Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:18 am

    Chaves

  • Blacky Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:20 am

    Nairo quintana

  • Euan Rennie Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:24 am

    Esteban Chavez – OGE

  • Rooie Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:36 am

    Wilco Kelderman

  • Mike Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:38 am

    Esteban Chavez

  • Ger Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:43 am

    Nairo Quintana

  • Right Knider Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:49 am

    Go Rigo Go! Uran Uran and his Friend Carlos B. will break away some time before Finish. on the final climb the favorites around quintana get nearer and nearer, Rigo tries to get Carlos to the Line but its too much for him, Betancur loses Urans wheel and gets caught exhausted by the favorites, rigo goes on, hes almost spent but manages to finish two seconds before a fast approaching rodriguez.

  • Keir Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:56 am

    Joaquim Rodriguez

  • Phil Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:02 am

    Adam Yates

  • AndyK Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:06 am

    Fabio Aru

  • Little_Tom Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:07 am

    Chris Froome

  • Cyclingbase Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:08 am

    Merhawi Kudus

  • Erik Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:09 am

    Wilco Kelderman

  • Craig Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:12 am

    Nairo Quintana

  • Tom L Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:13 am

    Talansky

  • Leo M Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:15 am

    J Rodriguez

  • jkeltgv Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:16 am

    Dan Martin

  • jkeltgv Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:16 am

    Dan Martin for me.

  • Alex Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:17 am

    Cor Blimey! You mention free stuff and the commenst go wild.

    I haven’t a clue who’ll win, probably one of the big three, but I’m hope someone Joaquim Rodriguez gets it, just to mix it up.

  • Richard Damant Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:17 am

    Chris Froome!

  • shadow Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:19 am

    J Arredondo…por favor!

  • Toby Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:19 am

    Warren Barguil

  • Reinhard Jeurissen Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:21 am

    Barguiel

  • Nick Hasel Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:21 am

    Joaquim Rodriquez

  • Nick Hasel Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:22 am

    Joaquim Rodriguez

  • Charlie W Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:22 am

    Fabio Aru

  • Jukka Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:24 am

    Samuel Sánchez. He’ll make an effort to break free downhill at 115km. After that it’s a matter of keeping enough distance until 150km. Downhils are his forté, so he should be able to keep the distance until the final climb…

  • Brian Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:24 am

    Joaquim Rodriguez

  • crofty Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:25 am

    Bertie

  • Colin Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:29 am

    Purito

  • Will Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:30 am

    Froomedog

  • Ben Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:31 am

    Dan Martin

  • Ewan Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:33 am

    Joaquim Rodriguez

  • Luke Ryan Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:34 am

    Adam Yates

  • Pedro Saraiva Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:35 am

    Joaquim Rodriguez

  • Papuass Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:40 am

    Joaquim Rodriguez

  • Pelican Velo Club Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:46 am

    Joaquim Rodriguez

  • Mighty Mont Massive Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:49 am

    Yates!

  • G Wigmore Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:50 am

    Dan Martin

  • Scott Stevenson Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:50 am

    Dan Martin

  • James E Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:53 am

    Adam Yates

  • James Beechey Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:53 am

    Contador is looking strong. He’s my pick for stage 6.

    Thanks to Trek and inrng

  • Rahul Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:53 am

    More in hope than expectation… Purito.

  • James Jordan Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:53 am

    Alberto Contador

  • Glenn Manifold Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:02 am

    Nairo Quintana

  • Philip Brooks Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:03 am

    Dan Martin

  • ns Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:08 am

    Dan Martin

  • Delphine Lejeune Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:10 am

    Merhawi Kudus

  • Ant Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:10 am

    Chris Froome

  • Wilfried Wilders Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:14 am

    Break to stay away…
    De Marchi wins

  • Jesper Carstens Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:16 am

    Dan Martin

  • Apophis Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:20 am

    Fabio Aru

  • Too Fast...Not Furious enough.... Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:20 am

    Nairo Quintana

  • Alex R Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:21 am

    Cadel Evans

  • Martin Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:22 am

    Nairo Quintana

  • Freddie Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:24 am

    Chris Froome

  • Kees Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:26 am

    Wilco Kelderman

  • Alasdair Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:26 am

    Christopher Froome

  • Arnoud Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:28 am

    Nairo Quintana

  • TTNZ Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:29 am

    Contador

  • leadbellies Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:29 am

    Dan Martin

  • Colly Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:29 am

    Esteban Chaves

  • Jasmin Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:30 am

    My heart says Contador. But ill say that Froome will take one today! So Froomey.

  • GautierTri Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:38 am

    Dan Martin

  • RobW Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:59 am

    Kelderman

  • Sergio Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:05 pm

    Barguil

  • Charles Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:06 pm

    Adam Hansen

  • guntherclaeys Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:07 pm

    Aru

  • The Flan Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:09 pm

    Dan Martin

  • alec Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:15 pm

    Gotta go with quintana I think.

    Love to think Dan Martin could do it though.

  • Finlay Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:24 pm

    Joaquin Rodriguez

  • Jose Eduardo Storopoli Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:28 pm

    Dan Martin and thank you for the cap.

  • Tom P Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:30 pm

    Chris Froome

  • Miguel Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:34 pm

    Ryder Hesjedal

  • Tony Fearon Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:47 pm

    Dan Martin

  • miles Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:52 pm

    Talansky

  • Hodgey Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:56 pm

    Cadel

  • Peter Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:57 pm

    Daniel Martin for the win

  • Martin Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:05 pm

    Froome

  • Kong Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:05 pm

    Dan Martin

  • Luke Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:09 pm

    Heart says Louis Meintjes… Head says Qunitana… but

    Official INRNG Entry pick = Dan Martin!

  • Philip Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:26 pm

    Nairo Quintana

  • Bill Bettridge Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:32 pm

    Froomey

  • Bat Chainpuller Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:32 pm

    Dan Martin

  • Tom Parr Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:33 pm

    Kenny Ellisonde

  • fixty Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:46 pm

    Dan Martin for me too – he’s enjoying his racing this week!

  • Bill Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:50 pm

    Alberto Contador

  • Ankush Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:51 pm

    Froome

  • Will B Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:57 pm

    Dan Martin!

  • Bisi Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:01 pm

    Arredondo

  • Paddy Dunne Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:14 pm

    Phil Deignan FTW. Thanks for the site boss really only place to be informed

  • tom Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:14 pm

    Chris Froome to win stage

  • Charles Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:25 pm

    Nairo Quintana

  • Rod Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:25 pm

    Joaquim Rodriguez

  • Steve Potts Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:32 pm

    Quintana, please.

    Thank you

  • Adrian de Nijs Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:39 pm

    Kelderman

  • Jaime Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:44 pm

    Joaquim Rodriguez

  • L_Islandais Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:45 pm

    Quintana

  • Dean Zimmer Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:50 pm

    Froome

  • Necko Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:53 pm

    Lead over 13 mins and still no-one likes the breakaway’s chances?
    LLuis Mas

  • Chris Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:55 pm

    Joaquim Rodriguez

  • ZigaK Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:56 pm

    Joaquim Rodriguez

  • Marcelo Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:06 pm

    Dan Martin

  • Toe Strap Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:21 pm

    Chris Froome wins the stage, with Quintana taking the red jersey

  • Jackson hinde Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:41 pm

    Dan Martin

  • midlife cyclist Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:51 pm

    Dan Martin

  • Alex Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:58 pm

    Warren Barguil

  • Carlo Thursday, 28 August 2014, 4:00 pm

    Nairo Quintana

  • Scott Thursday, 28 August 2014, 4:08 pm

    Froomey

  • Regan P Thursday, 28 August 2014, 4:34 pm

    Dan Martin

  • Simon Thursday, 28 August 2014, 4:35 pm

    Dan Martin

  • JC Thursday, 28 August 2014, 4:41 pm

    Rigoberto Uran for me!

  • Ed Thursday, 28 August 2014, 4:42 pm

    Dan Martin

  • J. Thursday, 28 August 2014, 4:49 pm

    Froome

  • R M Thursday, 28 August 2014, 4:56 pm

    joaquim rodriguez

  • The Inner Ring Thursday, 28 August 2014, 5:00 pm

    5.00pm cut off time reached now.

    Thanks for the entries, let’s see what happens in the race now.

  • The Inner Ring Thursday, 28 August 2014, 6:10 pm

    Valverde wins…names got put in a spreadsheet and a function used to pick one at random:

    Tobias wins.

    Please send me an email to claim your prizes.

    • Tobi Thursday, 28 August 2014, 6:32 pm

      Yay! Didn’t think there was a chance Valverde would win when he started pull so early but amazing win and that 16.7% drawing chance was on my side it seems:)

      Thanks so much for this and for your awesome blog!

  • Kris W Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:49 pm

    Maxime Monfort

  • Larry T. Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:45 pm

    Only 5 or 6 votes for the Green Bullet by my quick count. Perhaps this was a poll of “who would you like to see win?” rather than picking the actual winner? I used to like this guy until he was nabbed for the blood doping and refused to admit he’d been caught. Does he have enough form and audacity to create a LeMond vs Hinault or Contador vs Armstrong scenario against Quintana? Big stakes as I think he’s yet to sign a contract for 2015? Or does he already have assurances he’ll be the top dog on Alonso’s new team, so he’s ripe to stick it to Movistar and their new boy?