Known as the world’s biggest annual sporting event, over 170 of the best cyclists in the world flock to France to participate in the Tour de France. Now in its 105th edition and currently halfway through the tournament, there are six cyclists who have a realistic chance of winning. Here are the cyclists that you should be looking out for and who to bet your money on.
Representing team Bahrain-Merida, one of the top cyclists in the competition to look out for is Vincenzo Nibali. With a string of titles to his name including winning the Tour of Italy and previously winning the Tour de France, there is every possibility that Nibali could win the title once more.
As a Kenyan-born Briton, Chris Froome is another popular cyclist to watch out for. Representing Team Sky, Froome has collected many accolades including winning the Tour de France four times as well as being a hat-trick winner of the Critérium du Dauphiné.
The French born national Romain Bardet has also been a three-time Tour de France winner, as well as securing second and third place in the Tour de France. Participating in the French cycling team AG2R La Mondiale, Bardet is one of the favourites to scoop the winning spot once more.
Colombian born Rigoberto Urán is another favourite to win the Tour de France. At aged 31, Urán has participated in multiple competitions across the world, including winning the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec as well as placing second in the Tour de France. Urán has also competed in the Olympic road race where he earned himself a silver medal.
Representing Team Movistar, Mikel Landa has racked up multiple titles to his name including the best climber and three-time stage winner of the Tour of Italy. Landa has also competed in and won the Giro del Trentino as well as finishing in fourth place in the Tour de France. At just 28, Spanish born Landa could be in with a good chance of winning this year’s Tour de France.
Dutch national Tom Dumoulin is another firm favourite to win this year’s Tour de France. Aged 27 and representing Team Sunweb, Dumoulin has enjoyed great success such as winning the Tour of Italy as well as being a two-time stage winner in the Tour de Spain and the Tour de France. He is also a winner of the world time-trial championship.
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Make sure to follow the Tour de France closely as the odds can change each day. It is important that you keep track of each player’s progress to ensure you make the right decision for a chance of winning!