The 2015 Tour de France is right around the corner and many biking fans around the World awaiting this events while the participants are dreaming of having their day in the yellow jersey at the Tour de France.
That because the 2nd most important Jersey is the green one, that is given to the more consistent rider over the three week tour period.
Another major goal for the riders is the stage wins and many participants put more value to them, than the green jersey.
This 2015 tour will bring some new and interesting competition for the green jersey this year, as the 2014 Winner P. Sagan this year is changing teams, and he could be surprised by racing beside A. Contador who is seeking the Giro Tour Double this 2015.
A surprise announcement this past week was the M. Kittel has withdrawn from this 2015 Tour de France resulting from injuries and lack of preparation for the event.
So we take a look at who might be challengers for the green and sprint race wins.
From the team Etixx-Quickstep is M. Cavendish the Manx missile as he’s called for a long period has been one of the better sprint racers on the planet, with the statistics to prove same, having some 25 different stage victories at the Tour de France over the years. With Kittel being out Cavendish should win at least 1 stage.
Tinkoff-Saxo teams P. Sagan has wore the green at this Tour for the ultimate 3 racing seasons. Over his career he has won four times, but in 2015 had a zero total. With Contador on his team not much help is anticipated.
Lotto-Soudal team with Andre Greipel who appears to be in excellent form this season, and 2 date in2015, won 2 stages at the ZLM tour as well as receiving point’s classification and general classification. In the last 4 seasons he has won 6 stages at the Tour.
The Giant-Alpecin team has J. Degenkolb aboard who to date has not won a stage at the Tour, and that may be his teammate Kittel who is faster, but now with Kittle out, he now take over the Giant-Alpecin team. Earlier this season he won the Milan San Remo and the Paris Roubaix.
The BMC Racing is with G. Van Avermaet and animator of the 2014 Tour and seeks to improve his titles in this 2015 Tour de France. Watch as when the track has obstacles, that’s where Avermaet shines, and on the flat tracks he should be in the top ten and consistently on the top five.
Then the FDJ team has A. Demare on seat, and last year he scored well for his FDJ team with some 3 top efforts on the flat tracks. He is a young and is improving over the season as he won some stages at the Tour of Belgium 2015, and he seeks top 5 finishes and even a win, but that may be over his head.
The Katusha team is with A. Kristoff who has been hot for the classic season 2015 as he has won several races with his sprinting and attack tactics. He managed to finish 2nd on the 2014 Champs Elysees Tour. It appears he’s a favorite for the green in Paris this 2015.
The Orica-GreenEdge is with M. Matthews and his team is after stage wins as often as they can when the can suit up Matthews. Has struggled somewhat this season, but still should be a key rider in the flat stages and make green jersey points.
Team Euopcar has rider B. Coquard who came on strong in the 2014 Tour de France as he amassed as many green points as he could, and finished 3rd in classification points. Coquard this year he will seek a stage win.
If you Bet on Sports and an Offshore sportsbook, you should know that this 2015 Tour de France begins on the 4th of July 2015 and has 21 stages with the final concluding the Tour on the 26th of July 2015.