I love the green grass and the evergreen trees. Check out the scene when José Serpa crossed the peak of today's final monster climb (click on the image for a larger view).
I challenged cyclists to come in under six hours today. Rogers and the elite cyclists right behind him almost did just that. Below is Rogers's winning time and a comparison with our prediction.
- Stage 16: 6h 07' 10" (actual), 5h 59' 36" (prediction), 07' 34" fast (-2.06% error)
With just over six hours in the saddle in a tough stage through the Pyrenees, and with two more to come, I'll take a 2% error! Rogers was ecstatic to win today, as the screen shot I took shows (click on the image for a larger view).
Not a bad day's work for the 34-year-old! Below is his average speed.
- Stage 16: 10.78 m/s (38.81 kph or 24.12 mph)
- Stage 17: 3h 38' 06" (prediction)
Vincenzo Nibali will once again don the yellow jersey tomorrow. Can anyone catch him?