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Are you as excited for the Tour de France as we are? Well, then you’re in luck. If you can correctly predict the winners of each 2016 Tour de France jersey, you’ll not only gain bragging rights, you’ll be entered for a chance to win the following amazing prizes:

Check below for the Wahoo Fitness Jersey Classification Picks

Our Picks

Yellow Jersey

1. Chris Froome (SKY)
2. Nairo Quintana (Movistar)
3. Richie Porte (BMC)
4. Alberto Contador (Tinkoff)

(Full disclosure, we sponsor Team SKY with the KICKR Smart Bike Trainer and the TICKR Heart Rate Monitor.) That said, our favorite for the overall win is defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome. But, it won’t be easy.

Nairo Quintana is going to throw everything at the mountains in this year’s Tour in order to put Froome and other GC contenders to the test.

Richie Porte, Froome’s former teammate and best mate, could also thwart Froome’s quest for a repeat victory. These two know each other well, which means they know each other’s weaknesses as well as their strengths.

Although he hasn’t had the same race results compared to last year, Alberto Contador could sneak up to surprise us this year, as he looks to be in great form heading into the Tour.

Green Jersey

1. Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol)
2. Peter Sagan (Tinkoff)
3. Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data)
4. Marcel Kittel (Etixx Quickstep)

This is a tough one to determine. Over the last year we have seen some solid sprinters come to the forefront and challenge the supremacy of guys like Cavendish and Greipel. But, we believe that Andre Greipel has the best chance to wear the Green Jersey on the final day.

Peter Sagan will be highly motivated to ride well while he’s in the world championship jersey, but we’re not sure he can match the raw power Greipel can produce in a flat-out sprint to the line.

Mark Cavendish will have a good showing, but we think that he’ll be limited by a team that has not yet mastered the sprint lead-out, and possibly distracted by his goals for the upcoming Summer Olympics.

Finally, Marcel Kittel has shown that he can hang with, and beat, the fastest guys in the peloton. With a highly motivated team behind him, he’ll be poised to be a fierce contender in the green jersey competition.

Polka-Dot Jersey

1. Chris Froome (SKY)
2. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)
3. Romain Bardet (Ag2R La Mondial)
4. Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

With so much climbing this year, and four out of the nine mountain stages being summit finishes, we think the winner of the Polka-Dot Jersey will come from the GC contenders. More specifically, the winner overall will also be the Polka-Dot Jersey winner.

With four mountaintop stage finishes there are still plenty of mountain peaks to climb over, and a lot of points to be earned, by those who cross the summits the fastest. This means that French climbers Romain Bardet and Thibaut Pinot have a great chance to snag points while in breakaways during each climbing stage. Keep in mind that Stage 12 climbs and finishes on the summit of Mont Ventoux on Bastille Day. We expect the French climbers to challenge hard on this day as a stage win on Ventoux on Bastille Day would forever engrave your name in the history books.

Nairo Quintana is our final pick for the Polka-Dot Jersey. He will challenge Froome on every climb, especially the mountaintop finishes, and is probably the best natural climber in the race. However, we don’t think that he’ll be able to truly contest the Polka-Dot Jersey, since he’ll be more concerned with the Yellow Jersey.

White Jersey

1. Romain Bardet (Ag2R La Mondial)
2. Julian Alaphalippe (Team Etixx Quickstep)
3. Warren Barguil (Team Giant Alpacine)
4. Marc Soler (Movistar)

The White Jersey is the competition between the young guns in the race. The wearer of the White jersey is the highest-placed rider under the age of 26. With all of the climbing in this year’s Tour, we think Romain Bardet will take home the White Jersey, since he’s a pure climber.

Julian Alaphalippe may put some pressure on Bardet throughout the race, but we think Alaphilippe will be focused more on protecting and supporting his team captain Daniel Martin.

The final two riders who made our list will challenge the breakaways and individual stage glory, since they are not pure climbers. We will see Marc Soler focus primarily on his support of Nairo Quintana, which makes him a reach for the top three in this classification.

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40 Comments

  1. […] The Wahoo Fitness Cycling Challenge → […]

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  2. Matthew Guy

    June 28, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    No comment

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  3. oscar Rodriguez

    June 28, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    This year Mr. Quintana will win the tour the france and also polka-dot jersey. He is the best climber.

    The people think that Mr Froome won with help( electrical motor into the bike), but this year the organization will work to avoid this kind of things.

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  4. Evan Benderson

    June 28, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Go froomey!

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  5. David Bruce

    June 28, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Sorry, all your picks are all wrong. I really don’t want a Chris “F’in” Froome autographed jersey, or anything Sky, but a jersey would be cool. I would root for Team Katusha over Sky, or even Europa Car, “Direct Énergie”. Viva le Tour! I’m so excited!

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    • David Bruce

      June 28, 2016 at 10:30 pm

      Geraint is the only Team Sky rider worth a hoot.

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  6. Andre Lipman

    June 29, 2016 at 6:43 am

    Bardet is te oud voor wit

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  7. jason mchugh

    June 29, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Fun!
    Size xl

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  8. Paul Lacroix

    June 29, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Looking forward to this year’s tour, as usual. Making these picks was a good warm up for people who follow the riders and enjoy the spectacle. Yes I’d love an autographed yellow jersey!

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  9. Paul

    June 30, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Fun challenge! Looking forward to see if my predictions pan out!

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  10. Paul

    July 1, 2016 at 11:35 am

    My Picks

    YELLOW JERSEY
    Chris Froome (SKY)

    GREEN JERSEY
    Peter Sagan (Tinkoff)

    POLKA-DOT JERSEY
    Chris Froome (SKY)

    WHITE JERSEY
    Julian Alaphalippe (Team Etixx Quickstep)

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  11. Shaun Lennox

    July 2, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Great products from Wahoo. Love the Kickr, elemnt GPS, and HR monitors

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  12. DUSHKO KANTARDJIEV

    July 3, 2016 at 3:20 am

    YELLOW JERSEY
    Alberto Contador (Tinkoff)

    GREEN JERSEY
    Peter Sagan (Tinkoff)

    POLKA-DOT JERSEY
    Romain Bardet (Ag2R La Mondial)

    WHITE JERSEY
    Julian Alaphalippe (Team Etixx Quickstep)

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  13. Skrettis

    July 3, 2016 at 6:45 am

    Yellow, Polkadot – Froomey, Sky
    Green, Edvald B. Hagen, DDD
    White, Sondre H. Enger, FDJ

    Will there be a new kicker this Yr? 🙂

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  14. Skrettis

    July 3, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Sorry – Sondre Holst Enger is IAM 🙂

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  15. Ed

    July 4, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Viva Le Tour!

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  16. Alan Spoore

    July 4, 2016 at 11:44 am

    I think Froome will boss the race i have a sneaky feeling the Saget may just push him all the way

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  17. michael boardman

    July 5, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Yellow Jersey – Nairo Quintana
    Green Jersey – Peter Sagan
    Polkadot Jersey – Nairo Quintana
    White Jersey – Julian Alaphalippe

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  18. charlie boardman

    July 5, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Yellow Jersey – Chris Froome
    Green Jersey – Peter Sagan
    Polkadot Jersey – Pinot
    White Jersey – Julian Alaphalippe

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  19. Lee

    July 5, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Yellow – Froome

    Green – Sagan

    Polka Dot – Quintana

    White – Bardet

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  20. Ian Ornsby

    July 6, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Yellow: Froome
    Green: Sagan
    Polka dot: Aru
    White: Bardet

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  21. Robert Vandenberg

    July 10, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Yellow: Froome
    Green: Sagan
    Polka dot: Quintana
    White: Julian Alaphalippe

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  22. Darren Gill

    July 11, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Yellow = Chris Froome
    Polka Dots = Chris Froome
    Green = Peter Sagan
    White = Adam Yates

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  23. […] With all of the sadness wrapped around this mountain, there has been more triumph than anything else. Tour champions have established their dominance on the peak of this giant, and true climbers have tested their legs against the best in the world in an attempt to slip away with a stage win or even a Polka Dot Jersey. […]

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  24. David McBrearty

    July 12, 2016 at 6:15 am

    Yellow = Chris Froome
    Polka Dot = Chris Froome
    Green = Peter Sagan
    White = Adam Yates

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  25. Roger W

    July 12, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Yellow Jersey – Nairo Quintana
    Green Jersey – Andre Greipel
    Polkadot Jersey – Romain Bardet
    White Jersey – Julian Alaphalippe

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  26. dean osbon

    July 12, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Yellow Jersey: Chris Froome

    White Jersey: Adam Yates

    Polka-Dot: Chris Froome

    Green Jersey: Peter Sagan

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  27. John Horncastle

    July 12, 2016 at 7:49 am

    yellow=froome
    green=sagan
    polka dot=froome
    white =bardet

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  28. iker Irastorza

    July 12, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Yellow: Froome
    Green: Sagan
    Polka dot: Pinot
    White: Yates

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  29. Robert W. Grover

    July 12, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Wahoo!

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  30. Ellington

    July 12, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Team Sky rocks!!

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  31. Andy heath

    July 12, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Yellow = froome
    Polka d = froome
    White = barguil
    Green = Sagan

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  32. Johnny Wells

    July 12, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Yellow Jersey: Chris Froome

    White Jersey: Adam Yates

    Polka-Dot: Chris Froome

    Green Jersey: Peter Sagan

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  33. Faizel

    July 12, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Chris Froome Sagan Froome Yates

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  34. Andy Wedge

    July 12, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Yellow Jersey: Chris Froome (SKY)
    Green Jersey: Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data)
    Polka-Dot Jersey: Chris Froome (SKY)
    White Jersey: Marc Soler (Movistar)

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  35. graham collins

    July 13, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Yellow: Froome
    Green: Sagan
    Polka Dot: Froome
    White: Yates

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  36. Mike Fitch

    July 13, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Yellow Froome
    Green Sagan
    Polka Quintana
    White Yates

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  37. Neil Bevan

    July 15, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Yellow & Polka Dot – Chris Froome
    Green – Peter Sagan
    White – Adam Yates

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  38. Trina E

    July 16, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Yellow jersey – Chris Froome
    White Jersey – Adam Yates
    Green Jersery – Peter Sagan

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  39. Ray

    July 24, 2016 at 6:13 am

    Yellow – Chris Froome
    White _ Adam Yates
    Green – Peter Sagan
    Poker dot – Majak R

    Reply

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