Le Tour de France is upon us again, and with no clear favourite for the 2016 yellow jersey, it’s gearing up to be one hell of a contest – so who’s going to win? Who should you bet on for the 2016 Tour de France?
Chris Froome has already stated this year that he’ll be prioritising the Tour ahead of the Olympic road cycling in Rio, in which he’ll be competing in the road race and the time trial this August. He’ll be leading Team Sky on Le Tour and looking to become the first rider to defend a Tour de France title since Miguel Indurain 21 years ago in 1995.
Who will be Froome’s main rivals for the Tour de France title? With Vincenzo Nibali competing only as a domestique this year, it looks like it’s going to be a three way battle between the Kenyan-born Team GB star, Spanish two-time Tour winner Alberto Contador and Colombian climbing specialist Nairo Quintana, though Astana’s Fabio Aru will be hoping to keep in the mix as well.
So, who’s got the main advantage? We had a chat with British cycling legend and gold medallist Chris Boardman to ask him exactly that. So without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the riders who will be gunning for the win, and what their chances will be come July: