Beyond the Peloton

July 2, 2010 10:46 AM

Prologue Preview

erasmus_bridge_rotterdam_unstudio07-300x237.jpgThe Tour begins in the Netherlands this year, in the seaport of Rotterdam. The prologue isn't going to decide the race, but it will give us an early glimpse of where all the major contenders' legs are.

The route is only about 5.5 miles (8.9 km) but with the forecast calling for a torrential downpour, it may force the riders to tread carefully. The race course is relatively flat, but the 1 km Erasmus Bridge, in windy conditions, may be just enough to create a little bit of separation.

Winner prediction: Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland, Saxo Bank)

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