Merckx: Evans, Wiggins and Nibali favourites for Tour de France

Five-time Tour de France champion and legendary cyclist Eddy Merckx has appointed his favourites for the 2012 Tour overall victory. "Cadel Evans, Bradley Wiggins and Vincenzo Nibali" have the greatest chances of success, according to the Belgian, who was interviewed by Le Parisien newspaper. Spaniard Alejandro Valverde and Fränk Schleck could also move into "the circle of contenders".

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