Below is Kittel's winning time and a comparison with our prediction.
- Stage 3: 3h 38' 30" (actual), 3h 33' 10" (prediction), 5' 20" fast (-2.44% error)
Rain began to fall in London, though it didn't seem to affect speeds too much. There was a crash just behind the leaders with about 1.7 km (1.1 mi) left, but I couldn't see if rain played a role. Below is Kittel's average speed.
- Stage 3: 11.823 m/s (42.56 kph or 26.45 mph)
Cyclists bid farewell to England and cross the Channel for tomorrow's flat Stage 4, which begins in the commune of Le Touquet. The 163.5-km (101.6-mi) stage has a couple of category-4 climbs as it takes riders east to the city of Lille, which sits near the French border with Belgium. Below is our prediction.
- Stage 4: 3h 49' 16" (prediction)
We were a bit fast during the three stages in the UK. We'll see if cyclists pick it up a bit when they get to France.