The Tour de France race has started for all bicycle and sports aficionados out there. Everybody has their own bet when it comes to the leader for this year’s race. To give you an update and information of the leading teams, here are list of the competitors for this year that may become the leaders of the Tour De France. The Omega Pharma Lotto team which was the Belgian winners of the first stage are reported to not be a crowd favorite as they see other competitors in the horizon.
Thor Hushovd who is a Norwegian World Champion received third in the overall standing and a possible candidate for the win. His team Garmin-Cervelo is reported to be one of the strongest and most intact team so they may just make it in first place. Their closest competitor is the HTC Highroad which is an American team lead by Tony Martin.
Team Sky is another team that is trying to win the Tour de France includes pursuit specialists Bradley Wiggins and Geraint Thomas. Last year’s winner Alberto Contador who rides for SaxoBank this year may not be one of the victorious due to the 80 seconds lost on last Saturday’s first stage because he fell behind a collision. The anticipations grows not to see the winners at the end of the Tour de France on July 24, 2011.