Tour de France announces 2020 route, lack of time trial kilometres stands out
Oct 15 2019 08:02 pm CET

Tour de France announces 2020 route, lack of time trial kilometres stands out
Tour de France announces 2020 route, lack of time trial kilometres stands out
Tour de France

The organisation of the Tour de France has announced the complete route for the 2020 edition in front of 4.000 spectators, including Egan Bernal and Chris Froome.

The race will take place between the 27th of June and the 19th of July -with a Grand Depart in Nice- and has a route that includes all the mountain ranges in France. The climbers will have plenty of opportunities to display their talents on ascents like La Planche des Belles Filles, the Puy Mary, the Grand Colombier and the Col de la Loze.

There will be seven stages on the mountains, two medium-mountain stages, four days over hilly routes and eight days suitable for the fast men. It stands out the lack of time trial kilometres, there will only be one fight against the clock on a penultimate day and will be over a 36-kilometre climbing route with a finish on La Planche des Belles Filles, which will likely be vital for the General Classification fight.

Although the climbing stages will likely be the oned to decide the winner of the 107th edition of the race, crosswinds at the road to the fortified town of Sain-Martin-de-Re could also make a difference, as well as hills like the Suc au May, the hectic finish at the streets of Lyon and the ruffed terrain of the Vercors Massif on the way to Villard-de-Lans.

It was also announced the seventh edition of La Course by le Tour de France. The women's peloton will return to the Champs-Elysees, where it began with Marianne Vos sprinting to the win in 2014, and will do 13 laps of the historical circuit of Paris.
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