This was no normal second Tour stage, nothing here for the sprinters, just a lot of climbing. Julian Alaphilippe attacked on the final climb, similar to his move in Sanremo, and was joined by Marc Hirschi and Adam Yates, he then won the sprint for the stage victory and the yellow jersey.
The first stage of the 2020 Tour de France was said to be one for the sprinters, what no one predicted was the weather. The day was no damp squib with crashes galore and a big bunch finish. One of the oldest men in the peloton, Alexander Kristoff took the win ahead of World champion Mads Pedersen.
Just one day to go before the delayed 2020 Tour de France departs from Nice, in the south of France, for stage 1. The teams’ presentation of the 107th Tour de France took place on Masséna square in Nice in style but in front of a limited number of people due to Covid-19 restrictions.
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Aug 27, 2020 - Paris looms on the horizon as the Tour gets ready in Nice. Will Roglič be there - TOP STORY. All the Tour news, plus the Euro champs, Bretagne Classic and GP de Plouay. Teams safety, Evenepoel out of hospital, Jakobsen not good, Covid false positives, contract news. McLaren pulls out and INEOS introduce Grenadiers.
Many said it would never happen, but they were wrong and the 2020 Tour de France will start this Saturday in Nice. The biggest bike race in the World will go ahead despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Ed Hood takes a good look at the route and all the team's top men for stage wins and the overall victory.
Aug 24, 2020 - Will the 2020 Tour de France get to Paris - Top Story. National championships weekend, results and video. Tour team announcements, European champs and Deutschland Tour 2021. Contract news from Adam Yates, Jake Stewart. Covid news. Team announcements. And recon video of the Giro.
Aug 20, 2020 - Racing hits Wallonie - Race reports and video, but no fans for Amstel - TOP STORY. Plus Giro dell’Emilia and Tour du Limousin. Evenepoel to make full recovery, but De Vlaeminck criticises his ability. Tour team announcements. Contract news. Injury news. And Lombardia video from UAE Team Emirates.
Aug 13, 2020 - Race reports from the Dauphiné and Piemonte. Psychologists look at Evenepoel and Van Aert-TOP STORY. Lombardia with team news. Race news: World champs canceled, plans for the Tour. Rider news and contract news. Groenewegen and Jakobsen, Gilbert father again and Contador and Van der Poel become business partners.