Barguil Puts Us Under 1%!

Warren Barguil made France proud today with his second mountain stage win in this year’s Tour de France.  We predicted the two big mountain stages in the Alps really well.  Look below to see how well we did today.

  • Stage 18:  4h 40′ 33″ (actual), 4h 41′ 48″ (prediction), 01′ 15″ slow (0.45% error)

Chris Froome came in fourth today with a group just 20 s behind Barguil.  He has a 23-s lead over Romain Bardet.  The goal for Team Sky in tomorrow’s long flat stage will be to keep Froome with the cyclists just behind him.  The individual time trial on Saturday looks like it could be a lot of fun!  Below is our prediction for tomorrow’s Stage 19.

  • Stage 19:  5h 11′ 09″ (prediction)

If Chris Froome is to secure a three-peat, his team will have to have a great day tomorrow.

I am Professor of Physics at Lynchburg College and author of Gold Medal Physics: The Science of Sports.

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