The Tour de France line-up consists of 22 teams with eight riders each. The 2018 podium – Geraint Thomas, Tom Dumoulin, Chris Froome – is not complete, as the four-time champion is forced to skip the race after he fractured his femur during the Critérium du Dauphiné. Other prominent GC contenders are Adam Yates, Thibaut Pinot, Romain Bardet and Nairo Quintana, while Vincenzo Nibali, Greg Van Avermaet, Dylan Groenewegen, Caleb Ewan, Michael Matthews and Peter Sagan are eyeing stage wins.
Take a look at the provisional start list of the 2019 Tour de France.
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