Tour de France 2024: Five predictions from our experts

Our team covering the race on the ground share their predictions for the biggest race of the men's WorldTour season

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It's finally here, the biggest race of the men's calendar, the Tour de France

After months of build up and preparation, the likes of Tadej Pogačar and Jonas Vingegaard will roll out of Florence for a mountainous opening test amongst the hills and medium mountains of Tuscany. 

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After cutting his teeth on local and national newspapers, James began at Cycling Weekly as a sub-editor in 2000 when the current office was literally all fields. 

Eventually becoming chief sub-editor, in 2016 he switched to the job of full-time writer, and covers news, racing and features.

A lifelong cyclist and cycling fan, James's racing days (and most of his fitness) are now behind him. But he still rides regularly, both on the road and on the gravelly stuff.