Favorites for the Tour de France 2024: Our review.

We review the great favorites to take the yellow in this exciting edition of the Tour de France 2024

27-06-2024 12:56

We review the great favorites to take the yellow in this exciting edition of the Tour de France 2024, which will begin in Florence, crossing Italy in its first stages, before returning to France, to have an unprecedented finish in Nice with an interesting time trial, due to preparations for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Tadej Pogacar

The Slovenian Tadej Pogacar, a world cycling sensation, has shown exceptional form in the previous Giro d'Italia, winning with total authority over his rivals (and with six stage victories).

His challenge now is to become the first cyclist since 1998 to achieve the Giro-Tour double in the same year and take over from the legendary Marco Pantani. Pogacar will have a truly luxurious team, leaving nothing in the fridge, including cyclists like Adam Yates, Juan Ayuso and Joao Almeida, without a doubt one of the most powerful teams in the peloton.

Jonas Vingegaard

The state of form of the Dane Jonas Vingegaard, current double winner of the Tour (2023 and 2022), is unknown due to the serious accident in the Tour of the Basque Country at the beginning of April.

He suffered fractures to his clavicle and several ribs, pneumothorax and pulmonary contusion, an undoubtedly complicated condition. The Visma team has aces up its sleeve with Van Aert and Jorgenson in case their performance is not as expected.

Primoz Roglic

Primoz Roglic, another of those involved in the crash of the Itzulia-Vuelta al País Vasco (Although with less serious injuries), has shown in the recent Dauphine Criterium that he is in optimal shape, taking the victory in the race prior to the Tour (Although not without effort, with very tough rivals competing for it).

Roglic, a 34-year-old Slovenian, decided to leave the Visma team and join Red Bull – Bora – Hansgrohe, trying to look for opportunities to win in the French round after the disappointment of losing the race in the penultimate stage in 2020 against Pogaçar himself.

Remco Evenepoel

The Soudal – Quick Step team rider, Remco Evenepoel, was another of those involved in the famous accident in the Tour of the Basque Country that marked the 2024 season. Also present in Dauphine, he had a more discreet result, a little far from the head, finishing seventh by more than two minutes.

Perhaps the final victory is too ambitious a goal for him, but he can undoubtedly create a lot to talk about, even qualify for the podium.

In summary, the Tour de France in its 2024 edition promises to be a full-power battle against the strength of Pogacar after his overwhelming victory in the Giro and the unknowns of Evenepoel, Roglic or Vingegaard affected to a greater or lesser extent by injuries. . As always, everything is ready at Cyclingoo to experience all the excitement of the Tour de France.