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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.

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • cthulhu Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:06 am

    With the motivation of yellow: Tommy V.

  • LMEB Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:08 am

    17h22 – !

  • TomC Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:09 am

    Anthony chartreau

  • Gear Ratio Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:10 am

    Thomas Voeckler

  • luke dennett Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:11 am

    It has to be Voeckler

  • southendjames Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:12 am

    Remy Di Gregorio please

  • Jakob Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:12 am

    guessing Thomas Voeckler

  • Walen Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:12 am

    Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale

  • Guilherme Neves Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:13 am

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

  • Gerrit Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:13 am

    Thomas Voeckler

  • Placemoregear Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:14 am

    Remy di Gregorio

  • Erik B. Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:14 am

    Jérôme Coppel, new white jersey leader??

  • Seb Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:15 am

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

  • Roadie1 Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:15 am

    Thomas Voeckler!

  • Euan mackay Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:16 am

    Thomas Voeckler

  • James Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:16 am

    Sandy Casar

  • Constantin Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:17 am

    David Moncoutie, maybe.

  • Ross Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:19 am

    David Moncoutié!

  • Ankush Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:19 am

    Christophe Riblon

  • Crommy Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:20 am

    Thomas Voeckler

  • Molteni Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:20 am

    Peraud

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

    THOMAS vOEKLER

  • Karboncraig Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:24 am

    David Moncoutie

  • Pandaonabike Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:24 am

    Vichot!

  • Bidon Collé Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:25 am

    Samuel Sanchez

  • Aidas Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:25 am

    Thomas Voeckler

  • brew Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:25 am

    Thomas Voeckler!

  • Karl Bird Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:26 am

    Sébastien Minard

  • Adam Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:27 am

    Peraud

  • Baz Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:27 am

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

  • Patrick Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:27 am

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

  • Prashanth Bhat Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:29 am

    Sylvain Chavanel

  • Ross Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:29 am

    Sylvain Chavanel?

  • Ed Mosley Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:29 am

    Sylvain Chavanel all the way

  • dexxbot Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:30 am

    Moncoutié for me, merci

  • Neil Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:32 am

    TV TOMMY!

  • bdrond Thursday, 14 July 2011, 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 Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:33 am

    Thomas Voeckler

  • Neil Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:34 am

    or Arnold Jeannesso

  • Mary McNaughton Thursday, 14 July 2011, 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 Thursday, 14 July 2011, 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 Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:41 am

    S.Szmyd

  • Matt H Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:43 am

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

  • Ben Blyth Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:46 am

    David Moncoutié for me please

  • ThoreRK Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:46 am

    Remy di Gregorio me thinks!

  • Martin W Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:46 am

    David Moncoutié

  • Wobbler Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:47 am

    Jerome Pineau

  • Jez Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:51 am

    Rémy Di Grégorio?

  • Charlie Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:55 am

    Voeckler!

  • bubnoff Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:55 am

    Sandy Casar

  • Andrew Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:57 am

    Sandy Casar

  • Danger Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:58 am

    Hubert Dupont

  • Tim Thursday, 14 July 2011, 11:59 am

    Voeckler

  • Cyclemaine Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:01 pm

    Voeckler

  • Barnacle Trout Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:01 pm

    Christophe Riblon

  • Bomsie Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:08 pm

    Thomas Voeckler si vous plas

  • PJ Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:09 pm

    Sandy Casar

  • Cameron Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:10 pm

    Remi di Gregorio

  • andrew Pearson Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:10 pm

    Jerome Coppel

  • Kenneth Frydensbjerg Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:17 pm

    Thomas Voeckler

  • John B Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:19 pm

    Tonny Roux

  • Alex Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:19 pm

    Moncoutie

  • Simon L Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:21 pm

    I’ll say Blel Kadri

  • Malcolm Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:25 pm

    Jerome Pineau!

  • Oliver Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:27 pm

    David Montcoutie!

  • Oliver Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:27 pm

    Moncoutie, pardon.

  • Jack Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:28 pm

    Jerom Coppel today I reckon!

  • Henrik Olsen Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:30 pm

    I think i’ll go for Sandy Cesar

  • Anthony Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:30 pm

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

  • firwave Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:33 pm

    Coppel!

  • kevin Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:38 pm

    Peraud

  • Johnny Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:39 pm

    Jean Peraud

  • Houston Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:45 pm

    Voeckler

  • Michael Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:46 pm

    Nicholas Roche

  • clenbutador Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:47 pm

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

  • Simon Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:48 pm

    Be great if it was Voeckler so going for him

  • Adrian Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:49 pm

    Thomas Voeckler

  • STB Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:51 pm

    Voeckler

  • Johnnywillesden Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:51 pm

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

    Or maybe not….

  • The Inner Ring Thursday, 14 July 2011, 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 Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:52 pm

    Kadri

  • Nathan Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:54 pm

    Voeckler

  • Pedro Barbieri Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:58 pm

    John Gadret

  • limonata Thursday, 14 July 2011, 12:58 pm

    moncoutie

  • Nattheboy Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:02 pm

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

  • Sinai Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:07 pm

    david moncoutie

  • gareth harrington Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:08 pm

    Sandy Casar

  • Itzik Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:12 pm

    tommy voeckler

  • mali Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:13 pm

    blel kadri

  • sapira Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:14 pm

    david moncoutie

  • Fragkiskos Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:15 pm

    Chavanel.

  • mel Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:15 pm

    Blel Kadri

  • James Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:16 pm

    Thomas Voeckler

  • Niall Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:19 pm

    Coppel

  • Al Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:20 pm

    Jean-Christophe Peraud

  • Ronan Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:22 pm

    Jerome Coppel

  • dany Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:27 pm

    Coppel

  • Andy Raff Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:38 pm

    Remy DiGregorio

  • harrybwade Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:38 pm

    Voukler

  • beggar Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:39 pm

    Anthony chartreau

  • Lighter Fluid Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:40 pm

    David Moncoutie

  • trxcky Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:49 pm

    Gadret.

  • Miso Kuropka Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:51 pm

    Jerome Coppel

  • NickT Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:51 pm

    Rémy Di Gregorio

  • dave banwell Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:51 pm

    sylvan chavanel

  • Kathy Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:52 pm

    T. Voeckler

  • Travis Thursday, 14 July 2011, 1:56 pm

    jeremy roy

  • robin Thursday, 14 July 2011, 2:03 pm

    Thomas Voeckler

  • quercus Thursday, 14 July 2011, 2:05 pm

    Amaël Moinard

  • Rich Thursday, 14 July 2011, 2:07 pm

    Sylvain Chavanel

  • Marco Thursday, 14 July 2011, 2:10 pm

    Thomas Voeckler

  • David Thursday, 14 July 2011, 2:13 pm

    Thomas Voeckler

  • Simma Thursday, 14 July 2011, 2:21 pm

    Coppel for sure… Tommy will crack!

  • ACBB Thursday, 14 July 2011, 2:25 pm

    Di Gregorio.

  • ironinthesoul Thursday, 14 July 2011, 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 Thursday, 14 July 2011, 2:26 pm

    Thomas Voeckler

  • ACBB Thursday, 14 July 2011, 2:26 pm

    Di Gregorio

  • Ben Thursday, 14 July 2011, 2:40 pm

    Coppel

  • Grant Thursday, 14 July 2011, 2:48 pm

    Err Chavanel!

  • Ad Thursday, 14 July 2011, 2:52 pm

    Chavanel

  • Kris Thursday, 14 July 2011, 2:56 pm

    Chavanel.

  • jonn Thursday, 14 July 2011, 2:56 pm

    Sylvan Chavanel

  • ata Thursday, 14 July 2011, 2:57 pm

    Sylvain Chavanel

  • Duco Thursday, 14 July 2011, 2:57 pm

    Voeckler

  • Ben Hall Thursday, 14 July 2011, 2:57 pm

    Sylvain Chavanel

  • Reillo Thursday, 14 July 2011, 2:59 pm

    Sylvain Chavanel

  • Pedalingtheroad Thursday, 14 July 2011, 3:01 pm

    di Gregorio

  • The Inner Ring Thursday, 14 July 2011, 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 Thursday, 14 July 2011, 3:01 pm

    Arnold Jeannesson

  • Isaac Thursday, 14 July 2011, 3:47 pm

    Sylvain Chavanel

  • mr bunbury Thursday, 14 July 2011, 3:57 pm

    Laurent Mangel

  • mr bunbury Thursday, 14 July 2011, 3:59 pm

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

  • mister T Thursday, 14 July 2011, 5:35 pm

    who won??

  • The Inner Ring Thursday, 14 July 2011, 5:49 pm

    Nathan wins, check your inbox.