Tour de France 2018 All-Starters: Full Team Lists and Winner Predictions

The Tour de France 2018 will kick off on Saturday the 7th of July, in Noirmoutier-en-l'Île, and it will finish in Paris on Sunday the 29th of July.

This means that it’s just one of the event which completes a fantastic summer of sport. Not only that, but it also offers some very lucrative betting options for you to get behind once you’re finished with the World Cup.

Ahead of the competition, as tradition dictates, the event releases a ‘start list’, which includes all of the competing teams and riders.

Although the finalized version of this list will only be released the week of the race itself, most teams have already announced a provisional line-up, which means most of the main General Classification (GC) contenders are already confirmed.

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Which Team Is Most Likely To Win the Tour de France 2018?

The Team Classification prize is given to the best team in the Tour de Frace and has been awarded since 1930.

Although the Team Classification prize is considered to be less desirable than the General Classification prize, it is common that the team with the GC winner will be the team to win the Team Classification prize too.

The Team Classification is calculated by adding up the times of the best three riders of each team per stage.

This means that when we are considering which team is most likely to win the Team Classification prize of the Tour de France 2018, we need to consider which riders are in with a shot of winning the General Classification and Points Classification prizes.

General Classification Winner Odds

Here are the current average odds on the top three favourites to win the General Classification prize in the Tour de France 2018:

  • Chris Froome (Team Sky): 13/8
  • Richie Porte (BMC Racing): 4/1
  • Nairo Quintana (Movistar): 8/1

Points Classification Winner Odds

Here are the current average odds on the top three favourites to win the General Classification prize in the Tour de France 2018:

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe): 4/9

Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors): 7/2

Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo): 7/1

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Team Classification: Expert Betting Tips and Winner Predictions

As you can see from the odds above, none of the teams with favourites to win the General Classification title also have favourites to win the Points Classification title (and vice versa). This is pretty normal in the Tour de France as most teams will centre around one rider.

That being said, it does make predicting who will win the Team Classification prize a bit more difficult. In the past, teams who have won the GC title have also won the TC title, yet so have teams who have missed out on the main winning prize too.

Here's all the teams who have been awarded the Team Classification title in the past five years:

  • 2017: Team Sky
  • 2016: Movistar Team
  • 2015: Movistar Team
  • 2014: AG2R La Mondiale
  • 2013: Saxo-Tinkoff

Winner Predictions for Team Classification at the Tour de France 2018

In the Tour de France 2018, Team Sky will be defending their Team Classification win from 2017. As Chris Froome is currently the GC winner favourite for this year's race too, we think the team is in with a good shot of winning the TC title again.

They will, however, face tough competition from the likes of Movistar (who won the TC title in 2016 and 2015) and BMC Racing (who's GC contender is also a favourite to win the race).

Betting Tips for Team Classification Tour de France 2018

At the moment, we would argue that backing Team Sky to win the Team Classification prize in this year's Tour de France would seem like a pretty smart bet to make. However, we'd also advise you to explore the odds on the Movistar team.

This year's Movistar team is packed with heavy-hitters, and so a combined effort may lead them to win the TC prize. This is reflected in the odds and, in fact, Movistar are this year's favourites to be named Team Classification winners.

Movistar to Win Team Classification: 4/5

Team Sky to Win Team Classification: 5/4

AG2R La Mondiale to Win Team Classification: 9/1

Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team to Win Team Classification: 12/1

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Tour De France 2018 Teams and Riders Start List (Confirmed)

In the Tour De France 2018, the teams who have already participated in the WorldTour are afforded automatic entry.

However this still leaves space for some wildcard teams picked by the ASO (Amaury Sport Organisation). Below you can find the confirmed list of all the competing teams and their riders.

 

Team Sky

FROOME Christopher

BERNAL Egan

CASTROVIEJO Jonathan

KWIATKOWSKI Michal

MOSCON Gianni

POELS Wout

ROWE Luke

THOMAS Geraint

Quick-Step Floors

TERPSTRA Niki

LAMPAERT Yves

GILBERT Philippe

GAVIRIA Fernando

JUNGELS Bob

ALAPHILIPPE Julian

RICHEZE Ariel Maximiliano

DECLERCQ Tim

Lotto Soudal

GREIPEL André

DE GENDT Thomas

BENOOT Tiesj

MARCZYNSKI Tomasz

DE BUYST Jasper

SIEBERG Marcel

VANENDERT Jelle

KEUKELEIRE Jens

Trek-Segafredo

BERNARD Julien

DEGENKOLB John

DE KORT Koen

GOGL Michael

GRMAY Tsgabu

MOLLEMA Bauke

SKUJIŅŠ Toms

STUYVEN Jasper

LottoNL-Jumbo

ROGLIC Primoz

KRUIJSWIJK Steven

MARTENS Paul

ROOSEN Timo

GROENEWEGEN Dylan

JANSEN Amund Grondahl

GESINK Robert

TOLHOEK Antwan

Groupama-FDJ

DÉMARE Arnaud

GAUDU David

GUARNIERI Jacopo

LE GAC Olivier

LUDVIGSSON Tobias

MOLARD Rudy

SINKELDAM Ramon

VICHOT Arthur

Dimension Data

CAVENDISH Mark

BOASSON HAGEN Edvald

SLAGTER Tom-Jelte

RENSHAW Mark

JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt

PAUWELS Serge

VERMOTE Julien

THOMSON Jay Robert

Katusha-Alpecin

KITTEL Marcel

ZAKARIN Ilnur

MARTIN Tony

KOCHETKOV Pavel

BOSWELL Ian

KIŠERLOVSKI Robert

POLITT Nils

ZABEL Rick

Movistar

QUINTANA Nairo

VALVERDE Alejandro

LANDA Mikel

AMADOR Andrey

SOLER Marc

ROJAS José Joaquín

ERVITI Imanol

BENNATI Daniele

Bora-Hansgrohe

BODNAR Maciej

BURGHARDT Marcus

MAJKA Rafał

MÜHLBERGER Gregor

OSS Daniel

POLJANSKI Pawel

SAGAN Peter

PÖSTLBERGER Lukas

BMC Racing

PORTE Richie

VAN GARDEREN Tejay

CARUSO Damiano

VAN AVERMAET Greg

BEVIN Patrick

GERRANS Simon

KÜNG Stefan

SCHÄR Michael

Ag2r La Mondiale

FRANK Mathias

NAESEN Oliver

VUILLERMOZ Alexis

GALLOPIN Tony

BARDET Romain

LATOUR Pierre

DOMONT Axel

DILLIER Silvan

EF Education First-Drapac

URAN Rigoberto

ROLLAND Pierre

PHINNEY Taylor

VANMARCKE Sep

MARTINEZ Daniel Felipe

CLARKE Simon

SCULLY Thomas

CRADDOCK Lawson

Astana

FUGLSANG Jakob

HANSEN Jesper

CORT NIELSEN Magnus

VALGREN Michael

FRAILE Omar

SANCHEZ Luis Leon

KANGERT Tanel

GRUZDEV Dmitriy

Bahrain Merida

KOREN Kristijan

NIBALI Vincenzo

POZZOVIVO Domenico

IZAGIRRE Ion

IZAGIRRE Gorka

COLBRELLI Sonny

PELLIZOTTI Franco

HAUSSLER Heinrich

Fortuneo-Samsic

BARGUIL Warren

BOUET Maxime

GESBERT Elie

HARDY Romain

LEDANOIS Kevin

MOINARD Amaël

PICHON Laurent

VACHON Florian

Direct Energie

CALMEJANE Lilian

CHAVANEL Sylvain

TAARAMÄE Rein

COUSIN Jérôme

SICARD Romain

GAUDIN Damien

GRELLIER Fabien

BOUDAT Thomas

Cofidis

LAPORTE Christophe

CLAEYS Dimitri

EDET Nicolas

HERRADA Jesús

NAVARRO Daniel

PEREZ Anthony

SIMON Julien

TURGIS Anthony

Wanty-Groupe Gobert

DEGAND Thomas

DUPONT Timothy

MARTIN Guillaume

MINNAARD Marco

OFFREDO Yoann

PASQUALON Andrea

SMITH Dion

VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume

Team Sunweb

ANDERSEN Søren Kragh

ARNDT Nikias

DUMOULIN Tom

TEN DAM Laurens

GESCHKE Simon

HAGA Chad

MATTHEWS Michael

THEUNS Edward

Mitchelton-Scott

BAUER Jack

DURBRIDGE Luke

HAYMAN Mathew

HEPBURN Michael

HOWSON Damien

IMPEY Daryl

NIEVE Mikel

YATES Adam

UAE-Team Emirates

ATAPUMA John Darwin

DURASEK Kristijan

FERRARI Roberto

KRISTOFF Alexander

MARCATO Marco

MARTIN Daniel

SUTHERLAND Rory

TROIA Oliviero