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2012 Tour de France: Top contenders

Updated: June 29, 2012, 6:38 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- A look at some of the top contenders at the 2012 Tour de France:

Cadel Evans, 35, Australia, BMC Racing Team The defending champion and twice runner-up has every chance of repeating, backed by a strong team that includes rising American star Tejay van Garderen and veteran George Hincapie, who's starting his record-setting 17th Tour de France. Evans' spring classics campaign was hampered by poor health, including a sinus infection and a leg injury. But the 2009 world champ has ...

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