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Tour de France 2017 Stage 20 Preview

Chris Froome is capable of going close on this time trial course, writes Jack Houghton, but a natural conservatism will likely mean the victory goes elsewhere...

Tour de France 2017 Stage 18 Preview

The General Classification won't be finalised on the Izoard, writes Jack Houghton, but unless his competitors can do some damage to Chris Froome on its punishing climbs, they will have likely run out of options.

Tour de France 2017 Stage 14 Preview

A day for the puncheurs, writes Jack Houghton, who thinks Michael Matthews and Greg Van Avermaet have obvious claims, but prefers the chances of one-time dominator of these types of stages, Philippe Gilbert...

Tour de France 2017 Stage 16 Preview

Kittel is favourite, again, writes Jack Houghton, but the stage doesn't play to his strengths and Matthews and Bouhanni can benefit.

Tour de France 2017 Stage 17 Preview

A gruesomely long and high day in the mountains, writes Jack Houghton, who thinks that we shouldn't read too much into the climbing seen so far in the race - this is Froome and Quintana territory now.

Tour de France 2017 Stage 19 Preview

Team Sky will be hoping the forecast thunderstorms don't materialise, writes Jack Houghton, because crosswinds equal chaos. Either way, stage honours should fall to the sprinters.

Tour de France 2017 Stage 12 Preview

A day for the General Classification guys, writes Jack Houghton, who thinks Froome has the best of them, but that Thibaut Pinot will be allowed to get away unchallenged.

Tour de France 2017 Stage 10 Preview

Marcel Kittel's task looks easier in Demare's absence, writes Jack Houghton, but the German will still face a challenge from a resurgent Edvald Boasson Hagen.

Tour de France 2017 Stage 8 Preview

The stage looks set for a Cummings assault, writes Jack Houghton, but it is unlikely to be straightforward.

Tour de France 2017 Stage 6 Preview

Marcel Kittel and Arnaud Demare are obvious choices, writes Jack Houghton, but Dylan Groenewegen may benefit from this flat, more technical finish.