Peter Sagan has won the maillot vert in each of the last three editions, but with Tinkoff-Saxo built around Alberto Contador’s overall bid he could find support limited.
And with the rules revamped this year too, to reward the stage winners more, he could find the going tough despite having come into form of late.
If Sagan misses out, 2011 winner Mark Cavendish will be hammering at the door, as will in-form Alexander Kristoff.
So what can we expect from the sprinters at this year’s race? Read on for our in-depth preview of the green jersey hopefuls.