Geraint Thomas relied on guts, his teammates, and a 54-tooth chainring to win the overall title at Paris-Nice on Sunday.
Tinkoff sport director Sean Yates says TV motos helped pace Geraint Thomas in the final stage of Paris-Nice
Porte, Thomas, and Bardet will be gunning for early season wins, but it's likely that Alberto Contador will win the "Race to the sun."
Alberto Contador won his first major stage race in Paris-Nice 2007, and he'll use it again this year as Tour de France prep.
Van Garderen, Talansky, Valverde, Contador, and Nibali are all queuing up to race Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico.
Nairo Quintana believes a Tour de France win is attainable — though he isn't underestimating Chris Froome and the formidable Sky squad.
Alberto Contador takes the Volta ao Algarve's final stage, while Geraint Thomas repeats as the overall winner
Alberto Contador nabs the final stage of the Volta ao Algarve as Geraint Thomas wraps up the overall title
Alberto Contador gradually builds form into the 2016 season. This is at the expense of results in Algarve, but he says he's improving day
With a narrow focus on July's Tour de France, Alberto Contador is unconcerned that his form is slow to come around at Volta ao Algarve.