Primož Roglič still bookies' favourite over Egan Bernal for Tour de France 2020

Some surprising results as bookmakers make their picks for this year's edition

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The Tour de France is here and speculation is rife about who will be the strongest heading into a very unusual edition.

Last year, Egan Bernal became the first Colombian to ever win the Tour and the youngest rider to reach the top step in the post-war era, which also makes him the most junior pro to take home the yellow jersey (introduced in 1919).

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.