The sprinters are on the start list for the Tour de France in 2015? What are the main contenders for the overall victory in the race for the Green Jersey? What rides are the flat stages of the Tour de France in 2015? Why is the Green Jersey really Green? The rider often has won the Jersey in the past?
History: the Green Jersey
Since 1953 the score rating can be found in the Tour de France. The leader of this classification wears the Green Jersey. In 1953, they chose the color green like this when the color was the main sponsor of this ranking. When this classification was later a different sponsor, it was decided to hold on to recognize the green color for the points jersey. Only when a departure from them. in 1968, when Franco Bitossi won the points classification, Jersey was red instead of green.
The record in terms of the number of final WINS in the points classification, Erik Zabel. The German driver won the Green Jersey six times. Sean Kelly is second in this eternal list. This Irish driver won four times in the points classification of the Tour de France. Six drivers managed to win four times this classification: the Belgian Eddy Merckx, Freddy Maertens, Dutchman Jan Janssen, the Uzbek Djamolin Abdoujaparov, Australian Robbie McEwen and Slovak Peter Sagan. The riders by 2015, the contenders for overall victory in this ranking? Below is an overview.
Slovak Peter Sagan was born on 26 January 1990. The tale is an extremely versatile bike talent. When he was a junior, he was both cyclo-cross riders, mountain bikers and road racer as the biggest talent in the world. Eventually he will completely focus on road racing.
Also in road cycling is his versatility, his greatest quality: he can on flat courses, in the hilly pacoursen on cobblestone trails and sometimes even in the middle of bergen developed well. Thanks to this versatility, he has won three times the Green Jersey in the Tour de France: 2012, 2013 and 2014.He also won a total of four Tour stages and three stages in the Vuelta. In terms of pure speed, but the tale is usually somewhat slower flat than the bunch sprints the other sprint Kings Bowl and Cavendish.
Briton Cavendish was born on 21 May 1985 on the Isle of Man in 2005, he broke the world’s top track cycling. He won that year’s WORLD CUP team race. This World Cup that he would win again in 2009. In 2007, he was also as wegsprinter become a world-class player. He won that year, many sprints, including the Scheldt Prize, the Tour of Catalunya, Tour Denmark and ENECO Tour. In the following years, built the Cavendish a great honor roll on. He won 25 stages in the Tour de France, 17 stages in the Giro d’Italia and the fourth in the Vuelta. He also won the world title on the road and in 2009 he won the Milan-San Remo.
Cavendish belongs with these awards are already among the best sprinters in cycling history. Still running his career since the middle of 2013, somewhat less glorious than it was previously accustomed.In 2014, he played for the first time in many years, not a stage victory in the Grand Tour. Cavendish will be very keen on the 2015 season finally regain status as “the fastest sprinter in the world” to come back.
The Norwegian Alexander Kristoff was born on July 5, 1987. In 2012, he made his international breakthrough as a Pro, he won that year, including a ride in the three days of De Panne-Koksijde and also in Tour Denmark, but most fell by winning bronze in the road race at the Olympic Games in London.
In 2014, he experienced a very successful year. He won the classic Milan-San Remo, the Vattenfall Cyclassics and two stages in the Tour de France. Kristoff is a very strong driver. He can not only fast sprint, but he’s also good on the Cobbles, but also can survive quite well in hilly terrain.
That extra properties care of him for it, he can for the Green jersey points can also pack in some stages, where several other sprinters have been burned time for finals.
The German André Greipel has been a top sprinter in the guild. Even though he usually just does not get the absolute maximum speed, for example, Kittel and Cavendish, he knows almost every Grand Tour where he starts to win some tours. So he triumphed in all six Tour stages, two tours and four Giro-Vuelta stages. He also once won the points classification of the Vuelta. Greipel was born on July 16, 1982, thus celebrating its 33rd birthday during the Tour de France by 2015.
Originally, it was intended that the Allegiant Alpecin with Marcel Kittel as a sprinter in 2015, the Tour would begin. Cauldron, however, does not fit enough and not Tour runs. Allegiant Alpecin will be compatriot John Degenkolb play. Degenkolb should certainly be counted among the leading contenders for the Green Jersey. He usually has less speed than say, Cavendish, but Degenkolb, however, is stronger than Cavendish, for example in mountainous stages and cobblestone stage.
The young French sprinter Arnaud Demaré among Rising Stars in sprinter guild. Arnaud Demaré was born on 26 August 1991. In 2012, he made his debut as a pro at FDJ. In his Football League he immediately achieved a number of notable victories in the sprints. He won a stage in the Tour of Qatar and he triumphed in World Tour competition Vattenfall Cyclassics.
In the following years, he continued to regularly win the sprints. He also took double victory in the final standings of the four days of Dunkirk. In 2014, he became French champion in the pros. Demare has not yet managed to take a stage win in a Grand Tour, but he is certainly among the contenders for stage victories in the flat stages of the Tour de France by 2015.
The Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni also part of the insurrection Stars of sprinter guild. It remains to be seen how much trouble he is in Tour injuries he suffered on Sunday before the Tour starts in a fall during the French Championship. Originally, it was assumed that he absolutely could not start in the Tour, but turned on the Monday after the French Championship as he possibly could still go ahead. It was again several days of doubt whether he would or would not start, but eventually he will still take part in the Tour de France by 2015.
Nacer Bouhanni was born on 25 July 1990 in Epinal. In 2011, he debuted on the pros. In 2012, he experienced his breakthrough season in which he won more in the French professional Championship on the road. In 2013, he took up more under various victories in World Tour: a stage in Paris-Nice and two stages in the Tour of Beijing.
Bouhanni drove the 2011-2014 for FDJ. In the 2014 season, but he felt that the team led by FDJ had more confidence in other French sprint talents from that team, Demare, then Bouhanni. For example, choose to play out that Demare in FDJ sprinter in the Tour, while the Bouhanni there was no place in the Tour squad. To Bouhanni now really became a world leader in the mass sprint, he showed, among other things, 2014 by winning three stages in the Giro and two in the Vuelta. Bouhanni decided to leave the 2014 FDJ after the season and elsewhere to become a leader in klasen sprints. He rides in the 2015 season for Cofidis.
Just before 2015, the Tour was Bouhanni good shape, then he proved including two stage wins in the Critérium du Dauphiné and a victory in the Halle-Ingooigem. He appeared as one of the contenders to be the victors in the flat stages of the Tour de France by 2015. In the French Championship, but he had a big crash, so it was doubtful that he could start in the Tour in 2015. Eventually, he can still go ahead.
The Australian Michael Matthews, of course, must be counted among the contenders for the top spots in the points classification. He is in flat sprints are usually not as fast as Cavendish and Greipel, but it is particularly strong as a sprinter in the hilly finale. Matthews won the last three stages of the Vuelta and two in the Giro.
Other sprinters in the Tour 2015
What other sprinters are on the start list for the Tour in 2015? Among the contenders for good results in the bunch sprints include Francis Bryan COQUARD, the American Tyler Farrar and EDVAL Boasson Hagen of Norway.
Absent: Marcel Kittel
Bowl comes in time, in the form of Tour 2015? It was months, one of the major issues leading up to this competition. Finally became a reality in answer to that question is no. Team Giant-Shimano has decided not to remove from the Caldron of the Tour de France. During the spring, he was suffering from a mysterious viral infection and since then, he has not yet regained her top form.
German Marcel Kittel was born on May 11, 1988. In his early years he mainly focused on the trial time.First of 2011, shortly after his transition to the pros, Kittel found that he actually had much more talent as a sprinter than a time Trialist. In his first year as a professional, he broke straight to the top of the sprinter guild. He won that year as many as 18 games, including four stages in four days of Dunkirk, the four steps in the round by Poland and a stage in the Vuelta.
During the years 2013 and 2014 were Marcel Kittel the absolute King of international sprinter guild. In both seasons he won four stages in the Tour de France. He also won the 2014 even two stages in the Giro d’Italia.
Opportunities for sprinters: flat stages of the Tour in 2015
There are officially nine flat stages in the Tour de France by 2015. Not all of these steps will really end in a mass sprint. In which nine flat stages, for example, is also the fourth stage, which is a ride on a lot of cobblestone. The finish on the eighth stage in practice is really not to mention flat: this tour stops at Mur de Bretagne. In 2011, for example, Evans won on top of this climb, Contador and Vinokourov. In contrast, some tours as an official “hill rose” is, in effect, may possibly also ended in a sprint with a very large group.
The German sprinter Marcel Kittel is convinced, judging by the tracks, there are probably five trips will actually ends in a mass sprint. Here is a list of all official flat stages.
Flat stages, the Tour de France by 2015
- Second leg: Utrecht Neeltje Jans
- Fourth stage: Seraing-Cambrai
- fifth stage: Arras-Amiens
- sixth stage: Abbeville-Le Havre
- seventh stage: Livarot-Fougeres
- eighth stage: Rennes-Mur de Brittany
- Thirteenth stage: Muret-Rodez
- fifteenth stage: Mende-Valence
- 21st stage: last stage to Paris
Parliament Advisor-scoring Tour de France 2015
Below is the score of the Tour de France by 2015. This points system was at one point compared to the previous edition: the flat stages, points difference increased between the winner and the rest.
Scoring Tour green Jersey 2015:
- In the flat stages requirement number one to fifteen in rituitslag and 50, 30, 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 points.
- The rides are given the number of 1 t/m 15 of sequence 30, 25, 22, 19, 17, 15, 13, 11, 9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2 points. This applies for steps 3, 14 and 16.
- In the mountain stages to get # 1 t/m 15 and 20, 17, 15, 13, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points. The official mountain stages in the Tour of 2015 steps 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 and 20.
- During the time trials in view of the first 15 racers in the results 20, 17, 15, 13, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points.
- At each sprint between the first 15 riders get progressively 20, 17, 15, 13, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points.
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