Bernal-Roglic, duel of favorites with several unknowns

Both the Colombian and the Slovenian have had physical problems approaching the Tour, where a good number of stars hope to surprise.


Egan Bernal, defending champion, against Primoz Roglic, the best rider after the break to which his five victories in the approach to this Tour, the majority against the Colombian, had catapulted him to the main favorite. That is the formidable duel to which everyone points, including the bookmakers (they give the two tied as the first candidate), which will take place from this Saturday on the French roads. A confrontation not without unknowns due to the recent physical problems of both and that have come to question the presence of the Slovenian, although from the Dutch team they have reassured about the state of their leader.

The truth is that, personified in them or not, Ineos and Jumbo are called to be the dominators, with aces to spare, like that of the Ecuadorian Carapaz in the British (without Froome and Thomas) or even the promising Sivakov, and Dumoulin in the Dutch, who also count on Bennett and Kuss to make forget the loss of the injured Kruijswijk.

However, with all the teams announced, newcomers such as Pogacar, López or Higuita appear, and veterans who have reached the podium such as Pinot, Nairo, Urán ... capable of breaking the predictions. Including a Mikel Landa who has not dropped from seventh place since 2017 and appears as the strongest Spanish asset.

Favorites according to the main bookmakers (average odds)

Primoz Roglic (Jumbo / Slovenia) 3.2

Egan Bernal (Ineos / Colombia) 3,2

Thibaut Pinot (Groupama / France) 6.5

Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo / Netherlands) 10

Tadej Pogacar (UAE / Slovenia) 15

Richard Carapaz (Ineos / Ecuador) 17

Nairo Quintana (Arkea / Colombia) 26

Emanuel Buchmann (Bora / Germany) 3

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck / France) 3

Miguel Ángel López (Astana / Colombia) 41

Daniel Martinez (EF / Colombia) 46

Mikel Landa (Bahrain / Spain) 51

Pavel Sivakov (Ineos / Russia) 51

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