2013 Tour beginning on Saturday 29 JUNE in Corsica. The sprinters are contenders for the Green Jersey?
Points classification existed since 1953. The Swiss Fritz Schär won that year’s Green Jersey. Erik Zabel’s record holder in terms of number of WINS in the points classification. The German won the Green Jersey six times.Four times the points classification was won by a Dutchman. Jan Janssen won the Green Jersey in 1964, 1965 and 1967, Jean-Paul van Poppel won the Championship in 1987.
Why is the Green Jersey Green?
Originally they chose the color because the color green was the main sponsor of the points classification. Later the same color has become a tradition; When the leader got another sponsor, they clung to the green color, because it if solid color for leaders score classification the public now almost as common as the yellow color of the jersey of the leading overall standings.
Slovak Peter Sagan, who won the points classification in 2012, 2013, again a big favorite for the Green Jersey. Its main advantage over many other sprinters, he not only in flat stages but also heavier tours can get points.
Briton Mark Cavendish won the Green Jersey in 2011. He is arguably the best sprinter of his generation and perhaps the best sprinter of all time. In 2012 he was not really count for the Green Jersey, partly because his team rode primarily in the service of the yellow Jersey Bradley Wiggins. 2013 rides for Omega Pharma-Quickstep and probably this group will have to choose to make the Green Jersey for Cavendish a main goal in the Tour. He is definitely the best therefore 2013 favorites for overall victory in the points classification.
André Greipel won three stages in the Tour in 2012 and finished second in the point standings. In 2013 the German cyclist will surely be among the contenders for the Green Jersey, but unlike the Lord and Cavendish he should not be counted among the top favorites.
Marcel Kittel and John Degenkolb?
The Dutch team Argos-Shimano Oil have a luxury problem. They have two German drivers on staff who both belong to the absolute world of Guild sprinter Marcel Kittel and John Degenkolb. The big question is: who will they play for points classification? Probably makes Degenkolb slightly larger chance of winning the Green Jersey than Cauldron because Degenkolb not only in flat stages but also can pack rides on hilly terrain points.
Among the outsiders for score rating must be taken into account are: Matthew Goss, José Joaquín Rojas and Nacer Bouhanni. Others mentioned standard sprinters who can be a short rating will win the points classification includes Alexander Kristoff and Roberto Ferrari.
Thor Hushovd will not participate in the Tour 2013
Norwegian Thor Hushovd 2013 will not participate in the Tour de France. He won in the past two times the Green Jersey. By inflammation of the muscles, he had a disastrous 2012 season. Even the inflammation officially healed, he had 2013 have not yet reached their old level, and therefore he is not selected for the Tour by his team BMC.
Puntenteling green sweater 2013
- In the flat stages requirements N ° 1 t/m 15 to release 45, respectively, 35, 30, 26, 22, 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4 and 2 points.
- In control Hill riding number 1 t/m 15 30 and 25, 22, 19, 17, 15, 13, 11, 9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2 points.
- In heavy mountain stages claims N ° 1 to today’s 15 and 20, 17, 15, 13, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points.
- During the time that the studies are given the best drivers 15 in today’s 20 and 17, 15, 13, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points.
- In between sprints today to earn a lot of points. At each between sprint get the first 15 passing through driver, 20, 17, 15, 13, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points.
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