Tour de France General Classification Favorites Rated and Ranked
Cycling Commentary reviewed, ranked and rated all of the top Tour de France 2012 contenders using a proprietary scoring system.
The Tour de France favorities were reviewed and ranked by age, weight, results from the 2011 Tour de France, success of their 2012 season, grand tour success, current form, climbing ability, timing trialing ability, experience, team strength as well subjective criteria such as injuries, team dynamics and frequency/recency of racing. For each measure, the rider was assigned a numberic value of 0-2. Those values were summed to arrive at a rating, from which Tour de France favorites were ranked.
|Rank||Tour de France Favorites|
|6||Jurgen Van Den Broeck|
|16||Luis Leon Sanchez|