Van Avermaet obviously keeps the yellow jersey through tomorrow's rest day. I'm thrilled that our model did what it was supposed to do, especially with 15 cobblestone sections in today's stage. An example of a cobblestone section is shown below (click on image for a larger view).
It's a good thing it wasn't raining. Cobblestones can be dangerous, especially when wet. Check out how our model performed today.
- Stage 09: 3h 24' 26" (actual), 3h 27' 37" (prediction), 03' 11" slow (1.56% error)
I just LOVE it when predictions come in under 2%!
- Stage 10: 4h 15' 27" (prediction)
I can't wait to see the scenery and watch elite cyclists do their thing in the Alps!