|2017 Tour de France route|
- Chris Froome is the defending champion and three-time winner of the Tour de France.
- Richie Porte has been strong this year - Perhaps this is his year to win the TDF.
- Nairo Quintana has two seconds and one third at the TDF. He's a tremendous climber but not so good on time trials.
- Romain Bardet is France's top hope to win.
- Alberto Contador has won the Tour de France twice. Can he do it again at age 34?