Tour de France winner Chris Froome will go away Group Ineos on the finish of the season to affix the Israel Begin-Up Nation UCI World Tour. PHOTO: Gallo Pictures
The Route d’Occitanie, which would be the first multi-day highway biking race for the reason that coronavirus interruption, introduced on Monday that it had attracted a star-studded area.
Main tour winners Chris Froome and Egan Bernal of Ineos in addition to main French riders Thibaut Pinot, Romain Bardet and Warren Barguil would be the headliners in a troublesome four-day race, from 1-Four August that features at some point on class one climbs within the Pyrenees.
The Route will reopen the French season and is competing with the Strade Bianchi one-day basic, rescheduled for 1 August.
With the Tour de France set to begin on 29 August in Good, the Route d’Occitanie organisers introduced 21 groups on Monday together with eight from the top-level World Tour: AG2R La Mondiale, Astana, CCC, Cofidis, Groupama-FDJ, Ineos, Bahrain and Trek.
The race will give Froome, a four-time Tour de France winner, and reigning champion Bernal, an opportunity to battle for crew management.
The third Ineos Tour de France winner, Geraint Thomas, will miss the race however compete on the Tour de l’Ain on 7-9 August.
All three are on account of compete within the Criterium du Dauphine, a conventional Tour de France warm-up race, on 12-16 August.
The Route d’Occitanie can even present a take a look at for the organisation of races to make sure the well being of opponents and groups.