Tour de France Team Jersey Guide

Tour de France Team Jersey Guide
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2011 Tour de France starts on July 2 and runs through July 24th.It will be fought to different classifications. What are the main contenders?

  • Favourites for Yellow Jersey
  • Favorites for the green jersey
  • Favourites for the polka dot jersey
  • Favourites for white sweater
  • Favourites for the team classification

Favourites For Yellow Jersey

Alberto Contador
He has three times previously won the Tour de France and also won this year’s Giro d’Italia. However, this could also work to his detriment – it is just another rider in the same year, won the Giro and the Tour. And tensions might cost the energy surrounding the alleged doping. But entered the Giro ‘el Pistolera “not once in trouble and he has never known a hard day in the Grand Tours.
Andy Schleck
Two years in a row, he finished second. Now, he has his sights on first place. In the Tour of Switzerland , he had to drop in a key mountain stage and he lost two minutes in the trial time. he says it certainly was in the Tour. Beginning his quest to finally stand in the middle of the scene is enough?
Robert Gesink a surprising name is Robert Gesink . Rabobank rider surprised everyone this season with good results. Also, what exactly is the hilly course of this year. he lacks some experience, but last year, in his tour debut, he was sixth – the highest goal ever by a debutante.
Jurgen van den Broeck
he is a little less conspicuous riders but certainly not worse. Last year he was fifth and he is very motivated to do better this year. he lacked a strong team around him and runs a moderate time trial. in Dauphiné, however, he drove particularly strong.

Favorites For The Green Jersey

Mark Cavendish
He hailed as “the fastest man on a bicycle with vintage cycling clothes, and always back sprints to win in amazing ways. He just never hold the green shirt. This year, the scoring system changed and he will have his best efforts for the intermediate sprints. will it work in his advantage or disadvantage?
Tyler Farrar
He has never won also the green jersey in the Tour. is also a strong sprinter Cavendish has ever defeated. He will also be significant should do best in the sprints.
Allesandro Petacchi
last year he won the green jersey for Cavendish and Hushovd. So he has already shown it to be. But it can happen again this year?
Thor Hushovd
was third last year and also the first in 2009. he is still not in top form this season, but will definitely want to prove the sprinters classification. He can also participate in hilly terrain in a long time, and it can make it an advantage when between jobs. will it be enough?

Favourites For The Polka Dot Jersey

Alberto Contador / Andy Schleck / Robert Gesink / Jurgen Van den Broeck
This year, the points distributed differently – the main points are scored on the toughest mountain. As a result of this will be a real climber takes mountain jersey. The four favorites are also covered in this course. But they will compete for this jersey, or have them to other riders?
Fränk Schleck
Andy will begrudge his brother anyway. Fränk Schleck has been a good rider and has proven time and time again. Is he still in it?
Alexander Vinokourov
Vino, as he is known, is back and everyone knows it, too. After a doping suspension, he returned to Astana and he will want to prove himself. The victory may be too high, but the polka dot jersey is well within the capabilities.

Favourites For White Sweater

Robert Gesink
The white jersey is only for riders under 25 years. Robert Gesink is so far the leading contenders. In recent years, he was in the hands of Andy Schleck-now he can no longer compete for this classification is the way open for Gesink.Will he become the best young rider?
Tejay van Garderen
This is a great talent with great potential. He is good in the regular prices and will be motivated to improve themselves. But he now has the level of Robert Gesink?
Roman Kreuziger
He seemed a huge talent, but here and there fell through the ice. This year he won the white jersey of the Giro, but two great rounds too much for this young rider?

Favourites For The Team Classification

Leopard-Trek
This new law which was founded by the brothers Schleck, has attracted strong riders who are accustomed to go together. Besides Andy and Frank example we also see Cancellara, Voigt and O’Grady. But will they be strong enough to instantly win the team classification in its first year?
Omega Pharma-Lotto
A strong all-round team. Jurgen Van den Broeck they have a favorite in the house and the other drivers are not bad.Definitely a team with possibilities.
Rabobank
Rabobank has arguably the strongest team this year. Besides Robert Gesink example, we Bauke Mollema and Luis León Sánchez, but also veterans like Martin Tjallingi. Will they do it to survive the whole tour?