Our friend Ethan over at Laekhouse loves giving you guys the opportunity to win free stuff. He asked – no, DEMANDED that we give some lucky reader the opportunity to win the newly introduced Renault-inspired cap they just introduced to their line. I don’t like Ethan very much*, but I love this hat, so I’m happy to comply.
To win the hat, all you need to do is pick the winner of Stage 20. Running from Bilbao to Vitoria over a distance of 185k, it’s the last chance for anyone to shake things up in the GC at this year’s Vuelta. Will we know our winner prior to the stage? It’s possible, but given that the top 5 are currently separated by less than 4 minutes, it may end up having a role in deciding the final podium.
- One entry per person.
- Pick your stage winner, along with your guess for the amount time the winner of the stage will finish in.
- Winner of our contest will be the person who picks the winner of the stage!
- In the event multiple people guess the winner, the person who gets closest to the finish time will win.
- If no one picks the stage winner, we’ll go down the leader board until we find a rider someone picked. If, for example, Sagan wins the stage but no one picked him, but someone DID pick second place Chris Froome, the hat will go to the person who picked Froome. If two people pick him, tie will go to the person who picked the finish time closest to that of Sagan (not Froome!).
- Follow all of these rules! If you’re the only person who picks the winner, but you didn’t give a finish time, I’ll relegate you to last faster than you can say “irregular sprint!”
Entries can be made here in comments, or if you’re shy, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Truth be told, I like Ethan. But I like this hat a lot more.