Tour de France 2012
Le Tour de France 2012
With only a few weeks left until the start of the 2012 Tour de France, we thought we’d take a quick look at the teams and kit the riders will be using this year.
After Alberto Contador’s disqualification last year, the win was handed to Andy Schleck and although he won on paper, he’s going to want cross the line first this time. With the tour this year having more emphasis on time trials and less on the mountain stages, you can’t rule out 2010 winner Cadel Evans and Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky will certainly be looking for the yellow jersey this year.
Give us your predictions – who’s going to win?
What about the tech we might see starting to surface this year? Will it be the first year we a tour bike running disk brakes? Maybe not in the TT, but the extra modulation on the mountain descents might give a more confident and therefore faster ride.
What do you think? What are we going to see emerging in this year’s tour?
Runners and riders:
TEAM: Sky Pro Cycling
Country of origin: UK
Notable riders: Bradley Wiggins | Mark Cavendish | Edvald Boasson Hagen | Geraint Thomas
TEAM: Omega Pharma Quickstep
Country of origin: Belgium
Notable riders: Tom Boonen | Levi Leipheimer | Matthew Brammeier | Sylvain Chavanel
Country of origin: Netherlands
Notable riders: Lars Boom |Marc Goos | Robert Gesink | Theo Bos
Country of origin: USA
Groupset: Rotor rings/rider specific
Notable riders: David Millar | Tyler Farrar | Christian Vande Velde | Dan Martin
June 12, 2012 Road Cycling