Dates: June 27 to July 19, 2020
The 107th edition of the Tour de France route kicks off with a Grand Départ in Nice, a well-known stomping ground for the various pros in the world, including Chris Froome.
It will open with two tough stages within the south of France and then head to the west of the country.
The race will then spend a while within the west of the country with some tricky climbing stages, before traveling right down to the primary high range of the race within the Pyrenees.
The 2020 Tour will then work its way from the East Coast and through the center of the country, before taking over climbs within the Jura, Alps and Vosges mountains, with a final time trial up to the highest La Planche des Belles Filles.
The race will then fancy its traditional finish in Paris along the Champs-Élysées.
Tour de France 2020 classifications
The standard classifications and jerseys will once more feature: yellow jersey for the general classification, polka-dots for the mountains classification, green for the points classification and white for the simplest young rider classification.
A combativity prize is going to be awarded to the foremost aggressive rider every day, while a super-combativity prize is going to be awarded to a rider at the top of the Tour.
Bonus seconds will once more be distributed on the finishing line with 10, six and three seconds available to every of the primary three across the road on each stage.
Tour de France 2020 teams and riders
We’ll certainly see all the 2020 WorldTour teams at the Tour de France, though it’s still unclear what percentage teams which will be. The organizer will still be ready to invite wildcard teams to fill the remaining places.
Defending champion Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) will return alongside 2018 winner Geraint Thomas, who wants another clear run at the Tour.
Chris Froome also hopes to be at the beginning, if his recover allowed following his horrific crash suffered at the Critérium du Dauphiné last summer.
Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) will return to undertake and win an eighth green jersey having taken a record seventh in 2019, but are going to be combining the Tour with the Giro d’Italia.
French riders also will attempt to finally break their 35-year duck at the race, with Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) left with loose end following his abandonment on stage 19 of the foremost recent race.
Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale) is going to be skipping the Tour this year to specialize in the Giro, after a disappointing few seasons of tour racing.
Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) has already expressed his interest in other targets next year, so he won’t go for an overall result at the Tour despite leading for 14 days in 2019.