Tour de France 2015 Favourites stage 5 - Kristoff to best Cavendish?

Last time the Tour de France visited Amiens the breakaway took it to the end with Stuart O'Grady celebrating. Chances are it will not be like that in 2015 as the route is a sprinter’s dream. Who is going to challenge Cavendish? (Slideshow route/profile)

Of course one would think a Cav-Kristoff battle the most likely outcome, but André Greipel and Nacer Bouhanni are no turtles either. The 24-year-old Frenchman is still without a win in La Grande Boucle and will be desperate to have that changed by the end of July. Peter Sagan, Michael Matthews  and John Degenkolb will be looking for glory also.

As of 2011, each year André Greipel won at least one stage in the Tour de France. Stage 2 was his lucky day in the 2015 edition and of corse he will want to double his numbers with ple

Other fast men eyeing up the win are Arnaud Démare, Bryan Coquard and Sam Bennett.

*** Mark Cavendish, Alexander Kristoff
** Nacer Bouhanni, André Greipel, Peter Sagan, John Degenkolb
* Michael Matthews, Arnaud Démare, Bryan Coquard, Sam Bennett

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