Who are the favourites for the green jersey at the Tour de France 2019?

Okay... here's who is favourite apart from Peter Sagan...

Peter Sagan wins stage 13 of the Tour de France 2018 (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

(Image credit: Getty Images)

Whilst the climbers fight it out up the mountains for the yellow jersey at the Tour de France, a number of subplots take place over the 21 stages for the other prizes on offer. One of the most coveted of these is the green sprint jersey.

Mark Cavendish took the points classification in 2011, and since then Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) has claimed the jersey six out of seven times, with race commissaires removing the Slovakian from the race in 2017 after a crash with the Manxman, handing the green jersey to Michael Matthews (Sunweb).

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.