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Tour de France competition time

Rothera caps

During the Giro I gave away a couple of keyrings and it was a fun competition because it was simple. Winning packages were dispatched to Spain and Poland. Now it’s time for a Tour de France giveaway competition.

Enterprising reader Gary Rothera who has a business called Rothera Cycling that specialises in cycling caps.  He contacted me to say the Giro competition was fun and would I be interested in a competition and curiously no more than ten minutes before his email arrived the other evening I was thinking about a competition but had nothing fun to give away. Now I do.

The question
Predict the first French rider to cross the finish line in today’s stage from Le Mans to Châteauroux.

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 16.00 Central European Time, the blog’s clock is the judge. EDIT: Because the race is running late, entries stay open for another 30 minutes until 17.00 / 5pm CET but any entries received after this get ignored.

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.

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  • Adam Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:37 am

    Romain feillu

  • CCC Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:39 am

    Gadret

  • Martin W Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:39 am

    “Kamikaze” Roman Feillu

  • Chris Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:39 am

    Chavanel

  • Barry Davies Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:39 am

    thomas voeckler

  • MW Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:40 am

    Romain Feillu

  • Matthieu Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:41 am

    Romain Feillu

  • Gavin Long Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:42 am

    Sébastien Hinault

  • Duco Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:42 am

    Romain Feillu

  • rebs Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:43 am

    Romain Feillu

  • Nick Rees Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:44 am

    Romain Feillu!

  • Sheptastic Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:45 am

    Sébastien Hinault

  • pedalingtheroad Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:45 am

    Roman Feillu

  • Grant Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:45 am

    Jeremy Roy

  • Flash Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:46 am

    Romain Feillu

  • Paul Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:47 am

    Roman Feillu

  • ScienceTwitt Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:47 am

    Romain Feillu

  • Sheree Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:47 am

    Arthur Vichot

  • Engela Conradie Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:48 am

    Roman Fellui

  • wiaruz Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:49 am

    Cavendish

  • Ankush Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:50 am

    Roman Feillu

  • Mikey Stoccstein Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:50 am

    I was going to say Romain Feillu, but you all beat me too it. So for me Tony Gallopin.

  • @pllb Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:51 am

    Romain Feillu

  • Neil Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:51 am

    Anthony Charteau

  • quarantipuu Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:51 am

    William Bonnet

  • daniel alpin Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:51 am

    gallopin

  • Cameron Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:52 am

    Romain Feillu

  • Granny Gear Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:52 am

    Remy Di Gregorio

  • Ken Ord Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:53 am

    Sylvain Chavanel

  • Guilherme Neves Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:54 am

    Roman Feillu

  • Liam Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:54 am

    Jonathan Hivert

  • Guilherme Neves Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:55 am

    Romain Feillu (missed an “i” on the previous name)

  • David N. Welton Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:55 am

    Sébastien Hinault – just to pick someone other than Feillu.

  • AllAboutTheTriple Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:55 am

    Gadret

  • Lars Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:56 am

    Samuel Dumoulin

  • GreaseMonster Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:56 am

    Cavendish

  • Mark Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:57 am

    Arnold Jeannesson

    I must admit I know next to nothing about French riders though , Feillu looks dangerous in a sprint , thats dangerous to his fellow competitors

  • Euan Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:59 am

    Sébastien Hinault

  • mullummer Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:59 am

    Romain Feillu – Close to his parents, knows it well

  • Nibali Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:59 am

    Romain Feillu!

  • Karl Friday, 8 July 2011, 11:59 am

    Jérémy Roy

  • Crommy Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:00 pm

    Romain Feillu

  • Johnny Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:01 pm

    Tommy Voeckler to finally spoil the sprinters day!

  • ben hall Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:05 pm

    Romain feillu

  • TimB Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:09 pm

    William Bonnet

  • Alex Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:10 pm

    Tyler Farrar

  • STB Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:11 pm

    Sébastien Hinault

  • Wobbler Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:11 pm

    Jimmy Engoulvent

  • Ronan Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:12 pm

    Seb Hinault

  • James Moffat Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:13 pm

    Just to be original Romain Feillu

  • Chicken Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:16 pm

    Djamolidine Abdoujaparov

  • IRK Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:19 pm

    Romain Feillu

  • Michael Troy Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:19 pm

    Sylvain Chavanel

  • Mr Bunbury Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:24 pm

    Sylvain Chavanel

  • Tarik Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:25 pm

    Arthur Vichot

  • Aussie Pete Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:31 pm

    Sammy Dumoulin

  • Jim Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:33 pm

    Romain Feillu

  • ThoreRK Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:36 pm

    Romain Feillu!

  • Tom Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:36 pm

    Romain Feillu

  • Jerry Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:37 pm

    Sylvain Chavanel

  • dexxbot Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:37 pm

    Sorry but….Romain Excessive Lateral Movement Feillu

  • Jack Sargeant Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:37 pm

    William Bonnet

  • chava Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:38 pm

    tony gallopin

  • JDS Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:39 pm

    Tony Gallopin

  • Oryp Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:44 pm

    Voeckler

  • TomC Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:44 pm

    Romain Feillu

  • The Penguin Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:46 pm

    Romain Feillu. I’m soulless.

  • Gary T Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:48 pm

    Romain Feillu! Good luck to all, but I hope I win of course 😉

  • ironinthesoul Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:49 pm

    Little Tommy V.

  • Nathan Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:50 pm

    Thomas Voeckler

  • Adrian Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:50 pm

    Sébastien Hinault

  • Marsman Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:52 pm

    Dumoulin

  • Marc Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:54 pm

    Sandy Casar

  • MH Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:55 pm

    Romain Feillu

  • David Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:57 pm

    Mickael Delage

  • Mark Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:57 pm

    Is Cav french now ?? Have they invaded the Isle of Man ? sneaky

    Yeah , he will finish before all French riders though

  • DMMH Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:57 pm

    Yannick Talabardon

  • Phil bailey Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:57 pm

    Romain Feillu not many strong french sprinters it seems…

  • Andy Raff Friday, 8 July 2011, 12:59 pm

    Feillu

  • Tigersprung Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:02 pm

    Romain Feillu

  • VC Marly Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:03 pm

    Cyril Gautier

  • Brew Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:03 pm

    Romain Feillu

  • TimmyC Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:10 pm

    Sébastien Hinault

  • Itch Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:12 pm

    Samuel dumoulin to finish in 5th place!!

  • PJ Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:15 pm

    Sébastien Hinault

  • Roadie1 Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:17 pm

    Cavendish.

    Can I go for a spread bet and put Hushovd in the top 10 please?

  • Nadya Tadescu Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:18 pm

    Thomas Voeckler

  • GluteCramp Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:19 pm

    Leonardo Duque

    I know, I know. But it’s closer to French-sounding than Denis Galimzyanov…

  • Jonas Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:24 pm

    Sébastien Hinault

  • Henrik Olsen Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:25 pm

    Sébastien Hinault

  • Nick gorse Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:26 pm

    delage

  • Grant Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:27 pm

    thomas voeckler

  • Houston Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:31 pm

    Tony Gallopin

  • Burgess Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:33 pm

    Jeremy Roy

  • Matt Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:33 pm

    Romain Feillu

  • Loonytoon Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:33 pm

    Arthur Vichot

  • Dan Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:39 pm

    Romain Feillu 🙂

  • Matt Rose Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:40 pm

    Cavendish. I’m surprised that so few other people have picked him

  • Michael Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:42 pm

    Sébastien Hinault

  • Matt Rose Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:43 pm

    DOH! French Rider. Umm. Chavanel? He is the french champion

  • thehappymundays Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:46 pm

    thomas voeckler

  • Rouleurs Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:57 pm

    Jérôme Pineau

  • Michael Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:57 pm

    Well, being this late in the competition I’ll go with Blel Kadri in the breakaway…

  • Nick Tapp Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:58 pm

    Jérôme Pineau

  • Jesper Friday, 8 July 2011, 1:59 pm

    Sébastian Turgot

  • cthulhu Friday, 8 July 2011, 2:00 pm

    Arnold Jeannesson

    (though chances are big that it will be Feillu, but everybody else named him…)

  • bumpby Friday, 8 July 2011, 2:03 pm

    Name a French sprinter… erm… Romain Feillu

  • MuddyBill Friday, 8 July 2011, 2:04 pm

    Thomas Voeckler

  • FAQinc Friday, 8 July 2011, 2:05 pm

    Romain Feilu

  • bubnoff Friday, 8 July 2011, 2:07 pm

    Arthur Vichot

  • Breakaway artist Friday, 8 July 2011, 2:10 pm

    French?!?
    Well, I’ll go with Thomas Voeckler. Why not…
    Good luck to all!

  • Adam E Friday, 8 July 2011, 2:12 pm

    Romain Feillu

  • Rick Chasey Friday, 8 July 2011, 2:14 pm

    Got to be in it to win it:

    Roman Feillu

  • Gingerflash Friday, 8 July 2011, 2:16 pm

    Romain Feillu

  • Trxcky Friday, 8 July 2011, 2:19 pm

    Bonnet!

  • Oliver Friday, 8 July 2011, 2:22 pm

    Romain Feillu sera le premier Gaulois! (Get it? 😉

  • Bronzie Friday, 8 July 2011, 2:24 pm

    William Bonnet – ta

  • Charlie Friday, 8 July 2011, 2:26 pm

    William Bonnet..

  • craig Friday, 8 July 2011, 2:28 pm

    Romain Feillu.

  • Kris Friday, 8 July 2011, 2:31 pm

    Romain Feillu

  • Starr Friday, 8 July 2011, 2:32 pm

    Romain Feillu

  • Travis Friday, 8 July 2011, 2:37 pm

    Thomas Voeckler *fingers crossed*

  • Walen Friday, 8 July 2011, 2:43 pm

    Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar

  • Goatboy Friday, 8 July 2011, 2:55 pm

    Cavendish for sure. And if he doesn’t win at least he will shoot his mouth off and entertain us.

  • Bomsie Friday, 8 July 2011, 2:56 pm

    He’s a popular choice, but definitely its going to be Roman Feillu.

  • Andy Turnbull Friday, 8 July 2011, 2:56 pm

    Romain Feillu

  • Krista Friday, 8 July 2011, 3:10 pm

    Sébastien Hinault

  • limonata Friday, 8 July 2011, 3:10 pm

    Andre the German Gorilla

  • Gordon Friday, 8 July 2011, 3:11 pm

    Romain Feillu

  • limonata Friday, 8 July 2011, 3:11 pm

    oh, wait, first FRENCH rider to cross the line. Haha, missed that!

    Sandy Casar!

  • Zac Friday, 8 July 2011, 3:11 pm

    Gotta be Romain Feillu

  • Erik Friday, 8 July 2011, 3:17 pm

    Romain Feillu.

  • Rooie Friday, 8 July 2011, 3:17 pm

    Romain Feillu
    GO Vacans!

  • Bundle Friday, 8 July 2011, 3:19 pm

    Jean-Christophe PERAUD

  • Gear Ratio Friday, 8 July 2011, 3:26 pm

    Romain Feillu

  • AdamL Friday, 8 July 2011, 3:29 pm

    Tony Gallopin, hoping for a turn of speed like a few days ago!

  • fisheral1 Friday, 8 July 2011, 3:37 pm

    Thomas Voeckler – anyone else think he looks like Harry Enfield?

  • Chris Friday, 8 July 2011, 3:44 pm

    Romain Feillu

  • james Friday, 8 July 2011, 3:46 pm

    Romain Feillu

  • JFG Friday, 8 July 2011, 3:51 pm

    Romain Feillu

  • Raewyn Friday, 8 July 2011, 3:52 pm

    Tommy Voeckler!

  • Angus Friday, 8 July 2011, 3:53 pm

    Sylvain Chavanel

  • Ababord Friday, 8 July 2011, 3:55 pm

    Thomas Voeckler

  • abtreece Friday, 8 July 2011, 4:08 pm

    Thomas Voeckler

  • Steven Drew Friday, 8 July 2011, 4:26 pm

    William Bonnet

  • Dan Cooper Friday, 8 July 2011, 4:26 pm

    Romain feillu

  • The Inner Ring Friday, 8 July 2011, 4:29 pm

    Because the race is running late, entries stay open for another 30 minutes until 17.00 / 5pm CET

  • Mauro Figueira Friday, 8 July 2011, 4:30 pm

    Romain Feillu

  • Leroy Friday, 8 July 2011, 4:31 pm

    Romain Feillu

  • blake w Friday, 8 July 2011, 4:32 pm

    Jérôme Coppel

  • LeonG Friday, 8 July 2011, 4:35 pm

    Romain Feillu

  • John B Friday, 8 July 2011, 4:39 pm

    Rolland (as much chance of winning as mentioning Feillu)

  • Andy M Friday, 8 July 2011, 4:40 pm

    Blel Kadri

  • Roadie1 Friday, 8 July 2011, 4:43 pm

    ah yes, french rider.. hmm. This blog merits much closer attention than that which my excitement for a colourfull hat left.

    Tous avec Thomas Voeckler! Courage mon grand!

  • kyle crotty Friday, 8 July 2011, 4:44 pm

    Thomas Voekler! 🙂

  • Chris James Friday, 8 July 2011, 4:46 pm

    Another vote / guess for Romain Feillu I am afraid!

  • Gareth Edwards Friday, 8 July 2011, 4:54 pm

    Romain Feillu

  • Gillis Friday, 8 July 2011, 6:13 pm

    Me thinks you need a slightly harder question, or one with a less obvious answer.

  • The Inner Ring Friday, 8 July 2011, 6:16 pm

    Romain Feillu was the obvious choice but Alain Gallopin and William Bonnet can sprint too. I thought many might pick him… but not so many! Next time perhaps the prediction will be more complicated.

    The winner, generated at random is… JFG.

  • John Maher Friday, 8 July 2011, 6:35 pm

    Thomas Voeckler

  • wiaruz Saturday, 9 July 2011, 2:22 pm

    didn’t read the question properly Doh!