• Christopher Froome will hope to defend his Tour de France title when the race starts on 2 July (Getty) (Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
The Tour de France is fast approaching and the Cycling Central podcast crew get in early with a wide ranging discussion of the biggest race of the year.
16 Jun 2016 - 10:21 PM  UPDATED 16 Jun 2016 - 10:22 PM

Yellow, Green, Polka Dot and White. Those are the classifications that matter at the Tour de France, with the first the most prized. Who are the favourites for each category?

Chris Froome, Pater Sagan, Marcel Kittel, Richie Porte and the rest of the big hitters get a mention as do a few of the so-called lesser lights.

Tune is to hear who Philip Gomes, Anthony Tan, Rob Arnold and jamie Finch Penninger think will make the 2016 race one to remember.

The podcast usually runs every two weeks and is focussed on specific themes of the cycling season - reviews and previews of the classics, Grand Tours, world championships, Olympics and whatever else fires up the rotating crew of voices.

It is also available directly on SoundCloud and on iTunes so head online or open up your apps.