Although Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma) had to withdraw from racing at the last minute, we can find plenty of big names in the peloton of the first European stage race of the season. Some of them riding with their new teams at the very first time. 

Here it is! The Tour de France! The most important race of the year. And despite of some big missing names, there will be a plenty of excellent riders in the peloton. 

The best part of the cycling season start Saturday: the cobbled classics are coming. These are the 12 riders I think we should focus during the period from Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (02.03) to Paris-Roubaix (14.04).