Tour de France 2015: Favourites

Tour de France Favourite Chris FroomeBefore the start of the 2015 Tour de France title holder Vincenzo Nibali, Alberto Contador, Nairo Quintana and Chris Froome were set to be the big contenders. Eventually, the Briton turned out to be the best rider in France with the Colombian following close behind. (Slideshow route/profile)

Read about the overall contenders and click links in underneath scheme for favourites per stage. Obviously, all these articles were written before the start of the race(s).

Favourites 2015 Tour de France – per stage:

Date Favourites Length Type
1 Sa 4-7 Tour de France 2015 Stage 1 favourites Tony Martin versus Tom Dumoulin 13,7 km ITT
2 Su 5-7 Tour de France 2015 Stage 2 favourites Sprinters and/or echelons 166 km flat
3 Mo 6-7 Tour de France 2015 Stage 3 favourites Up to the puncheurs! 159.5 km hilly
4 Tu 7-7 Tour de France 2015 Stage 4 favourites Wanted: King of the cobbles 223.5 km cobbles
5 We 8-7 Tour de France 2015 Stage 5 favourites Cav, Kittel, or… 189.5 km flat
6 Th 9-7 Tour de France 2015 Stage 6 favourites Cav wishing for echelons 191.5 km flat
7 Fr 10-7 Tour de France 2015 Stage 7 favourites King Kittel and his sprint throne 190.5 km flat
8 Sa 11-7 Tour de France 2015 Stage 8 favourites Rebound for puncheurs 181.5 km hilly
9 Su 12-7 Tour de France 2015 Stage 9 favourites TTT with uphill arrival 28 km TTT
Mo 13-7 rest day in Pau
10 Tu 14-7 Tour de France 2015 Stage 10 favourites Pinot in the Pyrenees 167 km hilly, finish uphill
11 We 15-7 Tour de France 2015 Stage 11 favourites Big name(s) or battered GC men 188 km mountains
12 Th 16-7 Tour de France 2015 Stage 12 favourites Take your pick from the Big Four 195 km mountains
13 Fr 17-7 Tour de France 2015 Stage 13 favourites Wanted: sprinter/puncheur/descender 198.5 km hilly
14 Sa 18-7 Tour de France 2015 Stage 14 favourites Punchy climbers, again! 178.5 km hilly
15 Su 19-7 Tour de France 2015 Stage 15 favourites Three faced stage (winner) 183 km hilly, flat finish
16 Mo 20-7 Tour de France 2015 Stage 16 favourites To escapees´ paradise Gap 201 km hilly
Tu 21-7 rest day in Gap
17 We 22-7 Tour de France 2015 Stage 17 favourites Proven tactics: attack in descent 161 km mountains
18 Th 23-7 Tour de France 2015 Stage 18 favourites Mountain stage looking for classics 186.5 km mountains
19 Fr 24-7 Tour de France 2015 Stage 19 favourites Explosive climbers alarm! 138 km mountains
20 Sa 25-7 Tour de France 2015 Stage 20 favourites Final chance on holy ground 110.5 km mountains
21 Su 26-7 Tour de France 2015 Stage 21 favourites World Championships of sprint 109.5 km flat

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