Tour preperations for the main contenders

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The Giro comes to a close on Sunday in Brescia and Vincenzo Nibali look like he will take the Pink Jersey in a well faught victory across Italy (and a bit of France). The other Tour De France contenders would didn’t complete in the Giro will probably take thier place in the Criterium du Dauphine. In 2012 Sir Bradley Wiggins took victory on his way to be the first British winner of the tour. He has also won Paris/Nice earlier in the season Team Sky’s Christopher Froome will be hoping he can complete a victory like his team mate did last year in his preperations for the 2013 tour in July. Froome didn’t win Paris/Nice but has shown some good early season form. This year the race will contain a certain Alberto Contador who is looking to regain the tour honours after missing the last two due to a ban.

In my opinion the Giro was a liitle predictable when Wiggo had to withdraw, although Nibali certainly has been the best rider in the peloton and deserves his win (if he gets it on Sunday) and the return to form for Cadel Evans means that the big names are looking to be in good shape before the grand depart on Corsica in July. Tomorrow we wil find out what shape Froomy is in and how Team Sky are looking in the attempt to retain the title. In my opinion the 2013 tour has the potential to be a good one with Nibali, Contador, Wiggo and Froome battling it out to be crowned the winner of the 100th Tour de France. Plus when you add into the mix other riders who could cause an upset such as Evans and maybe Sammy Sanchez. Next week could tell us a little more about the shape of the riders before the grans depart. I can’t wait for this to unfold. Allez! Allez!

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