176 riders started the Tour de France, but only these 6 have a shot at winning

Business Insider | 7/11/2018 | Daniel McMahon
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BREST, France — On July 7, 176 of the world's best cyclists started this 105th edition of the Tour de France. Six still have a realistic shot at winning.

That's according to Jonathan Vaughters, boss of the American EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale team.

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"Fewer than 10 guys can win, for sure, but probably that number is three or four, realistically," Vaughters told Business Insider on Wednesday. But why?

"Cycling teams are built like an American football team or baseball team. We have different positions for different riders. There are very few riders who can, day by day, take the position of gaining time or not losing time. That's sort of your key guy, who for us is Rigoberto Urán and for Sky is Chris Froome.

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"But the other guys on the team, they don't have the capacity to do that, which has been proved over years of their racing career. Yet they do have the capacity to fill a lot of other very valuable roles in helping Rigo get to the...
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