Monday, August 8, 2022

Talking About The Green


Talking About The Green. We’re into the final couple of days prior to the big show starting, and I reckon it’s time to throw my two cents into the prediction ring.

I’ll start with the green (or points) jersey — a jersey that two of the boys from Garmin have worn in the past two seasons, but which neither actually held. Wiggo and Millar both rode in the green jersey the day after the Prologue, yet neither was leading the points competition, which was lead by Fabian Cancellara, who happened to also be holding the yellow jersey, and so of course wore that on the day.

Couple that with Tyler Farrar being a genuine contender for the green for the last few years, and of course I’ve had a lot of interest in the points jersey.

This year sees a big change in the weighting of the points earned in each stage, essentially ensuring that if a rider is as dominant as Mark Cavendish has been with stage wins, then he will win the green jersey.

The other change is that the value of the intermediate bonus points h