Since the official launch of the Tour De France there have been many gossips and rumours. It is being aid that this time the Tour will be a one to test the four riders that have always stood out in the grand Tours. These riders namely are Chris Froome, Vincenzo Nibali, Nairo Quintana and Albert Contador. The Tour is set to have a classic opening like always and shall be accompanied with finishes that are tricky.

Utrecht which is well known for its crosswinds will be the prologue stage. It shall be followed by a very difficult and flat road stage opening in the North Sea Coast of Holland’s manmade island of Neeltje Jans. Considering the hotel bookings, the contacts with local organizers and authorities and using local press the famous Dutch blogger thomas Vergouwen has accurately predicted each year the route of the race and so has he this time. Mur De Huy is going to be the finishing for stage three and the culmination of the spring classic that is a sharp climb. Stage four is unlikely to have any cobbled sectors and shall start from the suburbs of Liege to the northern French town of Cambrai.

The tour shall witness some tough and neck-to-neck competition among all the competent riders. Many of the riders who were not successful previously are already waiting in anticipation. Mur De Bretagne which is a short but tough climb in Brittany has been proposed to be the stage eight of the tour. There will be a series of stages that will be held in the northern coast of France. Cadel Evans has been the winner of the stage previously. The scenario that comes forth at once is that the coming year’s race shall not be a cake walk for the champion of 2013.