What type of Tour de France rider are you most like?

‘No man is an island' is an epithet that even applies to the Tour de France yellow jersey winner. He relies on a group of riders, each with different strengths and responsibilities. We consider the various specialities needed in each team Illustration - www.chriswatson.cc

what type of rider are you?

The Tour de France can be looked at as a bit of a circus, riders of all different shapes and sizes converging to create one of the strongest and best bunches of the pro calendar.

All these riders go into the Tour with different aims; not many are looking to win. For many, just getting to Paris in one piece is victory enough.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).