Who are the favourites to win the 2018 Tour de France?

Froome favourite for fifth Tour de France title after route announcement

Richie Porte, Chris Froome, Tom Dumoulin, and Vincenzo Nibali are all among the 2018 Tour de France favourites

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With the Tour de France 2018 route having been announced with a return for Alpe d'Huez and the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix, the bookies are still backing Chris Froome to take his fifth Tour de France victory in 2018.

The Team Sky rider triumphed by 54 seconds over Rigoberto Uran in 2017, and is already being tipped by some bookmakers to repeat his triumph and move level with Eddy Merckx, Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault, and Miguel Indurain on five Tour wins.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.