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Coach's Tour picks: Gordon McCauley
Jun 30th, 12. Auckland coach Gordon McCauley, Mr GMC Coaching, has a personal reason for supporting Bradley Wiggins to win the Tour de France.
Top 3 General Classification picks
Bradley Wiggins, Robert Gesink, Cadel Evans
Who do you want to win the Tour?
I'd like Brad to win the tour really just from a personal perspective - in 2007 when he was racing with Cofidis he helped me win the final Premier Calendar of the British Racing season.
He basically just rode as my domestique for the whole race for no other reason than he needed the training.
How will the Tour be won?
Riding consistently in the mountains with a strong team and smashing the Time Trial.
Who will be the best sprinter (not necessarily the green jersey)
You can't go past Cav as the fastest sprinter, but expect Andre Greipel to give him a good run for his money, my pick for green is Peter Sagan.
Who is your favourite rider to watch?
I enjoy watching the break away specialists (surprise surprise), the Voeklers etc that always attack and never say die.
What do you love best about the Tour de France?
The motivation it gives me to train.
I think it will be a different Tour this year, Evans last year in my opinion was lucky (can you be lucky and win the tour?).. the Schlecks gave him a free ride whilst defending their own chances..in other words I don't think they were prepared to lose to win.
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