- Stage 9: 0h 51' 24" (actual), 0h 51' 06" (prediction), 18" fast (-0.58% error)
I missed watching the stage because I was traveling this morning. I am attending International Sports Engineering Association's 9th International Sports Engineering Conference in Lowell, Massachusetts. Click here for the conference webpage and here for a brief article on the conference. When I got to my hotel room, I quickly set up my computer and checked to see how Stage 9 came out. I was quite pleased to see Wiggins' winning time! Below is his average speed.
- Stage 9: 13.46 m/s (48.44 km/hr or 30.10 mph)
Now that's fast! Wiggins retains the yellow jersey after his win today, extending his lead in the overall standings to 01' 53" over Cadel Evans. Wiggins' Team Sky mate Chris Froome is third at 02' 07" behind Wiggins.
Tomorrow is the first of two rest days for this year's Tour de France. A couple of great mountain stages await cyclists on Wednesday and Thursday. They better get plenty of rest tomorrow! I will post a prediction for Stage 10 either tonight or tomorrow.
Because I am in such a wonderful sports science environment this week, I will write a few blog posts that deal with my time at the conference. Besides giving three talks myself, I will attend as many talks as I can and learn as much as possible before I have to leave on Friday. It's going to be a great week!