Chris Froome showed why he's a multiple Tour de France champion today. He dominated the mountain time trial and makes me wonder if the Tour de France is over. His winning time and a comparison with our prediction appear below.
I was hoping the winner would come in under half an hour, but Froome was impressive nonetheless. His average speed is below.
Stage 18: 9.224 m/s (33.21 kph or 20.63 mph)
Froome won the first mountain stage and he dominated the mountain time trial. I picked Nairo Quintana in my TOUR magazine interview. Froome has a 04' 37" on Qunitana, and a nearly four-minute lead on second place. There are two more mountain stages to go. Time is running out! Our prediction for Stage 19 is below.
Stage 19: 4h 04' 57" (prediction)
Besides an HC-climb in the middle, a category-1 climb finishes the stage. Another uphill finish!