Get 2014 Tour de France Jersey Favorites Here

LEEDS, United Kingdom, July 03, 2014 (AFP) - Ahead of the Tour de France start in Leeds on Saturday, AFP lists the favourites for each of the jerseys on offer. Yellow Jersey -- overall champion Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky Alberto Contador (ESP) Tinkoff-Saxo Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana Green Jersey -- top sprinter Peter Sagan (SVK) Cannondale Mark Cavendish … [Read more...]

How The Tour de France Favorites Performed

PARIS, July 22, 2012 (AFP) - A look at how the pre-race yellow jersey favorites fared on the 99th edition of the Tour de France: Bradley Wiggins (GBR/SKY) Wiggins' 10-second advantage over Cadel Evans in the opening prologue was slim, but a sign of what was to come. The first hilltop finish on stage seven saw Wiggins take the yellow jersey when he finished behind teammate … [Read more...]

The Players In The 2011 Giro d’Italia

The board is stacked with 207 rider with their sights set on dominating the 2011 Giro d'Italia. Here is how see's the players. Favorites For The Pink Jersey: Alberto Contador (ESP / Saxo Bank), Vincenzo Nibali (ITA / Liquigas), Michele Scarponi (ITA / Lampre), Denis Menchov (RUS / Geox) Roman Kreuziger (CZE / Astana), Igor Anton (ESP / Euskaltel), Joaquin Rodriguez … [Read more...]

Giro d’Italia – Three Favorites Declared, Another Hidden

AMSTERDAM (Netherlands), May 6, 2010 (AFP) - Three favorites, Spaniard Carlos Sastre, Cadel Evans of Australia, and Italy's Ivan Basso, have openly declared their ambitions for victory in the Giro with two days before the start of a race. But you can also add Kazakh Alexander Vinokourov to the list of race favorites. "I come to win," said Sastre, Evans and Basso, in the traditional press … [Read more...]

Yellow Jersey Contenders and Pretenders

BREST, France, July 3, 2008 (AFP) - Penpix of yellow jersey contenders and outsiders for the Tour de France, which starts here on Saturday: Cadel Evans (AUS) Evans has had a steady rise up the Tour's general classification, and missed out on the big prize to Alberto Contador of Spain last year by just 23secs. Despite that close call, the talented Australian will know it … [Read more...]