- Tony Martin: Impressive young all-rounder.
- Cadel Evans: Will probably jump back from his disappointing '09 TdF. But can he improve enough to catch the likes of Schleck, Contador & Wiggins?
- Bradley Wiggins: If he improves again, a genuine yellow jersey contender.
- Vincenzo Nibali: Slipped under the radar somewhat, judging from press coverage. But he has impressed a lot.
And of course, the usual suspects of Contador, Schleck, Armstrong & co.