Tour de France 2020

VN Show: TDF contenders Porte and Urán, plus Rivera’s words of wisdom

This week's VeloNews show talks Tour chances for Richie Porte and Rigoberto Urán, and discusses Coryn Rivera's approach to racing

Editor’s note: This VeloNews Show includes images from Tim de Waele/Getty Images, YouTube/TourdeSuisse, YouTube/TourdeFrance, YouTube/Dauphine, Twitter/thewomenstour, FlickrCreativeCommons

This week’s episode of the VeloNews Show is sponsored by Canyon, which now sells its racing bicycles to consumers through its online store. The process of ordering and assembling a Canyon bicycle is so simple—you’ll be racing up your favorite roads or trails in no time.

We’re just three weeks out from the Tour de France, and all of the contenders are making final preparations for the big race. So are there any riders this year who can take down defending champion Chris Froome? Over the next three weeks we will count down the Top 6 riders who could win this year’s Tour.

This week we take a look at Richie Porte, captain of BMC Racing. Porte is perhaps the strongest rival in our list, however he is often derailed by terrible luck. It’s a shame, because Porte is extremely strong at one-week races. What can we do to help Porte survive a three-week Grand Tour?

Next up is Rigoberto Urán, who finished second place at the 2017 Tour de France. Urán is one of the strongest and cagiest riders in the bunch. But this year’s route may not suit the EF Education First-Drapac captain.

Finally, we discuss Coryn Rivera’s impressive victory at last week’s OVO Women’s Tour in Great Britain. Rivera shared some words of wisdom about bike racing that we find very enlightening.

All that and more on this week’s VeloNews Show.