Chris Froome and Egan Bernal to start in Route d'Occitanie
Jul 21 2020 05:53 am CET

Chris Froome and Egan Bernal to start in Route d'Occitanie
Chris Froome and Egan Bernal to start in Route d'Occitanie
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The Route d'Occitanie has confirmed some big names for its 2020 edition, including Chris Froome and Egan Bernal.

The French race will be held between the first and the fourth of August and will feature a route that will allow the riders to test their legs on the climbs. Particularly the third day of competition, which will feature three climbs of the first category: the Port de Bales, the Col de Peyresourde and the Col de Beyrede.

The Route d'Occitanie will be one of the first stage races of the revamped season and its organisation has already announced some names that will be at the start line. The battle of the sprinters will be fought by riders like Elia Viviani (Cofidis), Niccolo Bonifazio (Tota Direct Energie) and Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida).

Chris Froome will also be in the race -which will be the second one in the season and the second one after the serious accident he had last year at the Criterium du Dauphine. Next to him will be the winner of the 2019 Tour de France, Egan Bernal will be participating in the race after his return from Colombia.

Other riders that were announced previously for the competition are Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic), Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana), Rigoberto Uran (EF Pro Cycling) and Ivan Sosa (Ineos).




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