Riders To Watch at the 2012 Tour de France

Riders To Watch at the 2012 Tour de France

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First, let’s address what seems like a given—a podium finish for last year’s victor. As for that podium’s top step, the fact that this year’s race will feature more time-trial stages than recent Tours bodes well for our old friend Cadel. Climbing specialists be damned, the addition of 36 more kilometers of time trialing means victory will likely favor a strong overall rider like Evans. Expect 2011’s surprise Australian champion to do well.

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