Below is a comparison between BMC's time and our prediction.
- Stage 9: 32' 15" (actual), 31' 50" (prediction), 00' 25" fast (-1.29% error)
That makes three consecutive great predictions for us! We were too slow two years ago on the team time trial, but we had the final climb today pegged about right. BMC's average speed is given below.
- Stage 9: 14.47 m/s (52.09 kph or 32.37 mph)
That's pretty fast! Rotating teammates at the lead, aerodynamic helmets and clothing, and specialized bikes all contribute to a speed like that.
Tomorrow is the first rest day for this year's Tour de France. Cyclists must rest up because the Pyrenees are lurking! I'll post our prediction for Stage 10 tomorrow.