The cyclists participating in the young riders of the Tour de France 2014? And what talents are among the leading contenders to win the White Jersey?
History the youth classification
The youth classification since the end of the sixties, but the rules of this ranking has changed over the years several times. Originally a score ratings for cyclists who were first or second-year Pro. It was also once a ranking for Tour Rookies. Today it is a classification based on time, which cyclists participate to operate on 1 January of the year of the Tour, is younger than 25 years.
In 1975, the White Jersey recog jersey of leader in the young rider classification. The youth jersey was abolished in the late eighties. In 1999 the Jersey, however, turned back in the Tour Peloton.
Participants youth classification
All participants in the Tour de France 2014 born from 1 January 1989, will participate in the youth classification. The following is a summary of the most important talents as a contender for overall victory in the battle of Jersey.
In 2012, the young Frenchman Thibaut Pinot, one of the great revelations of the Tour de France. He won a stage beautifully, was tenth in the overall standings and second in the youth classification.Expectations for the 2013 Tour de France was therefore high. Partly because of the great press, but also because he suffered from anxiety during descents, which fortunately was a fraud. In the autumn of 2013 regained Pinot and was seventh in the Vuelta in the end positions. In Tour 2014 Pinot opposite the public to prove he is rid of his excessive descent fear and he is now a year older and more experienced, it can withstand the pressure. This 24-year-old driver of the FDJ should therefore certainly be counted among the leading contenders for the White Jersey in the Tour de France 2014.
Partly because of the large feather Michal Kwiatkowski was driving, he should be counted among the Favorites for the White Jersey in 2014. He was third in both the Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Flèche Wallonne and won, among other things, Tour of Algarve and Strade Bianche. He has the talent to ride a good classification of the Grand Tour, he showed in the Tour de France 2013, when he was 13 in the final standings and finished third in the young rider classification.
However, there is the question as this young Pole, in the run-up to the Tour de France 2014. It is still uncertain if he will start in this tour. In Criterium du Dauphiné, which was intended to give up his final preparation race for the Tour had Kwiatkowski. His team Omega Pharma-Quickstep has therefore decided to allow him to extensive medical examinations, in the search for the cause of his poor form in the Dauphiné. As a result of this investigation, still they decided to leave him in the Tour de France start.
The 23-year-old Frenchman Romain Bardet is a great talent who classification riders. In 2013, he made his debut in the Tour de France and was 22 years, 15 in the overall standings. In voorjaarvan, he ran strong and was in 2014, including 10th in Liège-Bastogne-Liège and won the young rider classification in the Tour of Oman highly occupied. Bardet horse riding for the French team AG2R.
The outstanding winner of the White Jersey in 2013, the Colombian Nairo Quintana, 2014, unfortunately will not start in the Tour de France. He focuses on the Giro and the Vuelta. His compatriot Carlos Betancur, originally from the White Jersey in the Tour wanted to do an important goal for the 2014 season, also does not start. When Betancur is the official reason for his absence to illness.
Two talented American around riders last year before were still counted among the contenders for victory in the young rider classification, Andrew Talansky and Tejay van Garderen, 2014 is way too old to participate left in the battle for the White Jersey.
Previous issue: youth classification Tour 2013
In 2013, the young rider classification sublimely was won by Colombian climber Nairo Quintana. He had a lead of more than 13 minutes on the other side of this ranking. In addition, Quintana also won the mountain classification, and finished second in the overall standings. These Colombian won the mountain stage to Le Semnoz.
Classification white sweater 2013
- Nairo Quintana 84u01 ‘ 00 “
- Andrew Talansky on 13m19
- Michał Kwiatkowski at 14m39
- Romain on Bardet 22 ‘ m22
- Tom Dumoulin 1u30 ‘ m10