Our team’s came together at Sideline View to bring you a list of our top 5 favourites for the yellow jersey. So let’s get into it:
Chris Froome said it himself on Sunday night, is he right? Froome said “I’d still say that Richie was far and above the strongest man in the race. He did get caught out tactically, his team did get caught out tactically today, but I still say that he’s the favourite for July and the strongest rider in the peloton at the moment.” Who are we to argue?
He ran out of steam at the Criterium du Dauphine after dropping Richie Porte earlier, he couldn’t keep up and finished fourth. He still arguably has 4/5lb to lose before the mountains and has possibly left himself in a great position to win both the Tour de France and the Vuelta. The advantage Froomey has on Porte is his team; Porte himself stated that he could have used his teams help during the Crit, there’s no doubt Team Sky are a stronger team than BMC.
He just won the Criterium du Dauphine and he looked really strong while doing it. He had never even won a World Tour race before this year but now it looks like he is all set to improve on his 2013 result of 7th. He is our outside tip for the tour if you can even call it that after his showing at the Crit.