That’s according to L’Equipe, which reported Sunday the 2019 Tour champion will resume competition at the five-day race in southern France starting Wednesday.
All eyes will be on the 24-year-old, who unexpectedly flamed out of the Tour last year. The Ineos Grenadiers captain appeared to be good position coming out of the Pyrénées, only to succumb to pressure from Jumbo-Visma and Wout van Aert on the Grand Colombier. Citing back pain, Bernal was gone less than 48 hours later.
Bernal recently returned to Europe and will be joined by Ineos Grenadiers teammates Geraint Thomas and Michal Kwiatkowski in the French race.
Other top starters include Greg Van Avermaet (Ag2r-Citroën), Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo) and Rigoberto Urán (EF Education-Nippo).