Tag Archives: Tour de France

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 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 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 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 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.

Tour de France 2017 Stage 11 Preview

There comes a point when searching for bigger prices is just pointless, writes Jack Houghton, who thinks that only chance can deny Kittel this last out-and-out sprint stage before Paris.

Tour de France 2017 Stage 5 Preview

An open stage, writes Jack Houghton, as there is no guarantee that the main contenders will chase down breakaways, but expect a prominent showing from both Thibaut Pinot and Chris Froome.