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SportsLine’s Menez Views, opinions and predictions on Tour de France 2022

SportsLine’s Menez Views, opinions and predictions on Tour de France 2022

SportsLine’s Menez Views, opinions and predictions on Tour de France 2022. A strong group of challengers will be seen, making their best efforts to end Tadej Pogacar’s rule in One of the most famous bike races with the start of the 2022 Tour de France.

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 It will start today in Copenhagen, Denmark. Pogacar, who is just 23 years of age, bagged the Tour title for the last two consecutive years and gearing up to face the rivals to ensure his third win of this tour. The rivals include:

  • Jonas Vingegaard (’21) 
  • Primoz Roglic (’20) 
  • Geraint Thomas 
  • Alexander Vlasov. 
  1. Pogacar is this year’s -170 favorite for Tour de France odds in Caesars Sportsbook. 
  2. Vingegaard stands second with +450 in the odds 
  3. Roglic with +500 stands third. 

The Tour de France 2022 is going to end on July 24 with the traditional finish at the Champs-Elysees in Paris. There will be many variables in the 2022 Tour de France.

One of the former reporters as well as, an associate editor for Sports Illustrated, he covered plenty of sports in 14 years, Menez remained obsessed with the Tour de France for almost four decades. 

He said that he is following this iconic 3-week race since the mid-1980s, and at that time, Greg LeMond used to ride with three yellow jerseys. 

For 2019, Menez correctly identified the winners from yellow, green, and white jerseys, and rightly pointed the winner from the white jersey.

Menez already analyzed the favorites of the 2022 Tour de France, route, as well as the top contenders. Menez even picked three finishers from yellow jersey, in addition to the winners of:

  • The green jersey (best sprinter)
  • The polka dot jersey (best climber) 
  • The white jersey (best young rider).

Top facts of 2022 Tour de France 

After analyzing the route along with the results of the participants in the race, Menez picked Fabio Jakobsen (+550) to take home the green jersey despite not being a betting favorite. 

Jakobsen remained the outstanding and consistent sprinter of the year, with 10 wins in the kitty. He already bagged the green jersey this year: Valencia, Algarve, and Hungary stage races.

Menez picked Jakobsen above van Aert as the latter as chances are high that he will help teammates Roglic and Vingegaard in the mountain segment, which might take enough strength out of his legs.

Jakobsen’s team, on the other hand will be dedicating their resources to Jakobsen’s green jersey. Menez said, “I’ll gladly take +550 on the fastest man in the race”.

2022 Tour de France: What’s Menez picks

Menez’s choice of a candidate who will win the Tour de France is the one who “is in terrific form.” The candidate needs to be a “strong climber” during “nice odds” to grab the mountain Jersey.

Check out the favorites, top contenders, and odds for the 2022 Tour de France.

Tadej Pogacar -170
Jonas Vingegaard +450
Primoz Roglic +500
Geraint Thomas +2200
Alexander Vlasov +2200
Daniel Martinez +3500
Ben O’Connor +5000
Adam Yates +8000
Enric Mas +8000
Romain Bardet +8000
Nairo Quintana +10000
Jakob Fuglsang +10000
Johan Esteban Chaves +12500
Rigoberto Uran +12500
David Gaudu +15000
Wout Van Aert +15000
Louis Meintjes +15000
Jack Haig +15000
Damiano Crauso +15000
Thibaut Pinot +17500
Sepp Kuss +17500
Alexey Lutsenko +20000
Brandon McNulty +25000
Michael Storer +25000
Michael Woods +25000
Chris Froome +25000
Lennard Kamna +25000
Thomas Pidcock +30000
Guillaume Martin +30000
Guilio Ciccone +30000
Steven Kruijswijk +30000
Pavel Sivakov +40000
Warren Barguil +40000
George Bennett +40000
Rafal Majka +40000
Marc Soler +40000
Andreas Leknessund +40000
Mathieu Van Der Poel +50000
Bob Jungels +50000
Ion Izagirre +50000
Pierre Latour +50000
Patrick Konrad +75000
Maximilian Schachmann +75000
Mattia Cattaneo +75000
Joseph Dombrowski +100000
Matej Mohoric +100000
Marc Hirschi +100000
Tiejs Benoot +100000
Matteo Jorgenson +100000

SportsLine’s Menez Views, opinions and predictions on Tour de France

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