Who will win the green jersey at the 2021 Tour de France? We rate the contenders

Sam Bennett should be defending the points classification barring injury - but who could challenge him for the title?

Green jersey contenders for the 2021 Tour de France
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It wasn’t so long ago that it was foregone conclusion that Peter Sagan would rock up at the Tour de France and invariably depart three weeks later with green jersey on his shoulders. 

2020 put an end to that with Sam Bennett winning a thrilling duel with the Slovakian despite not initially targeting green when the race began.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.