Wokingham, United Kingdom (PressExposure) July 10, 2014 -- The Tour de France is just under a month away! Cycle racing enthusiasts, pundits and casual fans across the globe are getting ready and choosing who they think will take home the prestigious Yellow Jersey this year.
Chris Froome Is Britain's Favourite To Win The 2014 Tour de France
Reigning Tour de France champion Chris Froome is Britain's favourite to win this year's championship. 24% of the 10297 who took part in the online survey conducted by Valued Opinions said they'd be backing the Kenyan born rider as he tackles the gruelling 3,500km course.
Froome was the most popular choice to win amongst both genders. Out of the 6025 female participants, 19% will be cheering on Froome, as will 31% of the 4272 males who took part in the survey. He was also the most popular choice of winner amongst all age groups, scoring 20% with those aged 16-20, 21% for fans aged 21-30 and 31-40, as well as scoring high for the rest of the ages surveyed.
Chris Froome is one of Britain's most successful road cyclists. Part of Team Sky, the same team that features Bradley Wiggins, he won the 100th instalment of the Tour De France last year, as well as taking bronze in the men's single time trial at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
The next most popular rider amongst the participants of this survey was Spaniard Alberto Contador, taking home 4% of the overall results. Contador is another of professional cycling's most successful competitors, winning a number of championships over his career including the Tour de France twice in 2007 and 2009.
Australian rider Cadel Evans and Colombian Nairo Quintana took a 3% share of respondents' votes, and Italian cyclist Vicenzo Nibali rounded off the results with a small 2% backing the man known as "The Shark".
However, a whopping 34% said they don't watch cycling, whereas 30% said they don't know who will win. Maybe they should use the shopping vouchers they've earned through completing Valued Opinions surveys to get some cycling gear and join in on the excitement that the Tour de France brings this summer!
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