Eric, it's amazing how close your predictions are to the final outcome of each stage. So I decided to share my completely uneducated guess for stage 2. I predict that the peloton pushes the pace to get the sprinters to the front at the end. Mark Cavendish wins stage 2 with a time of 4h49'22"
Bob,Your prediction was close to ours. Good call on Mark Cavendish! He loves the long, flat stages. He won five of them last year, though his fifth win was the final stage, which is short and ceremonial.Eric