The polka dot jersey of the King of the Mountains leader at the Tour de France is hotly contested every year, even if predicting the winner can be a tough task.
Chris Froome emerged victorious last year, as his successful charge for the yellow jersey also saw him rack up enough points in the mountain to win the polka dot jersey too – the first rider to do the double for 45 years.
Generally, however, the GC men cancel each other out in the mountains.
In 2014, it was Rafal Majka who emerged victorious – the Pole benefitting from team leader Alberto Contador crashing out of the race as he found himself with the freedom to attack in the mountains.
So who will be pulling on the polka dots in Paris this time out? Obviously the GC men will all be in contention, given their key battles will be held in the mountains, but there are plenty of other riders likely to rack up the mountain points.
We’ve picked out six riders who could do exactly that over the climbs of France, Andorra and Switzerland which are awaiting the Tour de France peloton.