With a little patience, the 110th Tour de France will finally begin. It also means you only have until Saturday morning to take part in a bike racing game. selection pressure? Or do you not get more than names like Wout van Aert, Mathieu van der Poel and Tadej Pogacar? You can make a difference with these 10 relatively unknown riders.
Carlos Rodriguez (Ineos – Grenadiers)
The next Tour de France is going to be a real feast for the climbs and then you’d better take some guys with you who can ride the bike really well. Carlos Rodriguez is one of them. The Spaniard is only 22 years old, but he recently proved at the Critérium du Dauphiné that he is in good form. He was rated young rider and finished ninth in the final classification.
Matthias Skgelmos (Liddell Trek)
Well, is this still a real stranger? Skjelmose (22) caused a sensation by winning the Swiss Championship and being crowned champion of Denmark. In Lidl–Trek, he had a nice final standings in the general classification. An excellent candidate to win a stage and possibly a podium.
Matteo Jorgenson (Movistar)
Another talented young rider on this list. Mathieu Jorgenson won the Tour of Oman at the start of this year and then had good classifications in Paris-Nice (eighth), Tour of Flanders (ninth), Tour Romandie and E3 Saxo Classic (fourth). Last year, during his Tour debut, he was 20. Is there more in the barrel this year? Movistar has a real leader in Enric Mas, but there must also be something possible for Jorgenson about that.
Fred Wright (Bahrain – Victorious)
Britain’s new champion, Fred Wright, finished second in last year’s Tour de France stage and is part of the powerful Bahrain Victorious team. With a national title in his pocket and places of honor in the Tour of Flanders (eighth) and a few stages in the Critérium du Dauphiné, the Brit seems to be the right choice for you.
Guillaume Martin (Cofidis)
Is Martin going for the general classification or for the mountain jersey and stage wins? In any case, a good Martin is a guarantee of the necessary points in Tour Cycling. In the Critérium du Dauphiné, he finished sixth in the final standings, among other things by finishing in the top ten on the last two stages.
Felix Gal (Citroen AG2R)
The Austrian finished eighth after a strong run in Switzerland. A much higher rank seemed within reach, but he was disappointed during the trial period. Together with Ben O’Conner, Gall has to go uphill for the AG2R Citroën. Who knows, the 25-year-old will have a shot at the mountain jersey? That would be a great point ditch.
Jordi Meus (Bora Hansgrohe)
Certainly not the most well-known name on this list, but it’s nice to include on your team. Belgium’s Bora-Hansgrohe (24) is preferred over Sam Bennett and should ensure success in the sprints. He gets help from Brabant Danny van Poppel.
Luca Mozzato (Arcaia samsik)
Not a sprinter likely to take home the green jersey and four stage victories, but a fast Italian who would do well to rank within the top ten. Are you looking for a collector point? Then consider Mozzato.
Magnus Cort (EF Education)
Want someone else in your pick who can ride in the top 10 on several stages? Then type Magnus Kurt. The Dane won a stage in the Giro earlier this year and also finished third in a stage in Italy. The fast Dane has already won nine stages in the Grand Tours. Cort can sprint, but she can also be found regularly on the day ride.
Tobias Halland-Johansen (Uno-X)
Uno-X has a wildcard in the Tour de France and has a sprinter and rider in the classification with Alexander Kristoff and Rasmus Teller. Tobias Halland Johannessen can also climb a bit and is also in good shape: in the fifth stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné he finished third behind Jonas Vingegaard and Julian Alaphilippe.
How does the bike racing game work?
In the cycling tour game, you make a team of 15 cyclists. These riders score points on each stage with their stage results and their position in the classifications for the yellow jersey, green jersey, mountain jersey and youth jersey at the end of the stage. You can also participate in the so-called Friends League: Challenge your friends. Bicycle game registration closes on Saturday, July 1, at approximately 10 a.m. After that, registration is no longer possible.
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