Tour de France 2018: Favourites

Tour de France 2018 favouritesThe 105th edition of the Tour de France is headlined by Vincenzo Nibali and Chris Froome, while a host of world class riders are also competing. Mark Cavendish, Peter Sagan, Greg Van Avermaet, Marcel Kittel, Fernando Gaviria and Dylan Groenewegen are eyeing up stage wins. At the same time, Nairo Quintana, Romain Bardet and Tom Dumoulin will try to seize the overall victory ahead of former winners Froome and Nibali. (Slideshow route/profile)

Read about the major contenders to win the Tour de France’s overall classification. Tick links in underneath scheme for the likely victors of all individual stages.

Favourites 2018 Tour de France – per stage:

Date Favourites Length Type
1 Sa 7-7 Tour de France 2018 stage 1 contenders Sprint for first maillot jaune 201.0km flat
2 Su 8-7 Tour de France 2018 stage 2 contenders Fast men again 182.5 km flat
3 Mo 9-7 Tour de France 2018 stage 3 contenders Teams clash on trying course 35.5 km TTT
4 Tu 10-7 Tour de France 2018 stage 4 contenders False flat sprint to the line 195.0 km flat
5 We 11-7 Tour de France 2018 stage 5 contenders For the Classics riders 204.5 km hills
6 Th 12-7 Tour de France 2018 stage 6 contenders Puncheurs on Mûr-de-Bretagne 181.0 km hills
7 Fr 13-7 Tour de France 2018 stage 7 contenders Fast men in longest race 231.0 km flat
8 Sa 14-7 Tour de France 2018 stage 8 contenders Sprint on Bastille Day 181.0 km flat
9 Su 15-7 Tour de France 2018 stage 9 contenders King of the Cobbles 156.5 km cobbles
Mo 16-7 Rest day
10 Tu 17-7 Tour de France 2018 stage 10 contenders Mountain stage with downhill finale 158.5 km mountains
11 We 18-7 Tour de France 2018 stage 11 contenders Stellar climbers in explosive race 108.5 km mountains
12 Th 19-7 Tour de France 2018 stage 12 contenders Attackers on legendary switchbacks to Alpe d’Huez 175.5 km mountains
13 Fr 20-7 Tour de France 2018 stage 13 contenders Sprinters or attackers in transition stage 169.5 km flat
14 Sa 21-7 Tour de France 2018 stage 14 contenders Power to the punchers 188.0 km hilly, flat start
15 Su 22-7 Tour de France 2018 stage 15 contenders Breakaway boys with fast descent 181.5 km hilly
Mo 23-7 Rest day
16 Tu 24-7 Tour de France 2018 stage 16 contenders For daredevil descenders 218.0 km mountains, flat start
17 We 25-7 Tour de France 2018 stage 17 contenders Pure climbers fest 65.0 km mountains
18 Th 26-7 Tour de France 2018 stage 18 contenders Back to the fast men 171.0 km flat
19 Fr 27-7 Tour de France 2018 stage 19 contenders Queen Stage for climbers and descenders 200.5 km mountains
20 Sa 28-7 Tour de France 2018 stage 20 contenders Dumoulin to strike in hilly ITT 31.0 km ITT (hills)
21 Su 29-7 Tour de France 2018 stage 21 contenders Elysium sprint of the heroic 116.0 km flat

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