Since his first Tour de France win in 2013, Chris Froome has been the GC rider of reference in the Tour. Through 2017, the Brit won four yellow jerseys (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017), a polka-dot jersey (2015), and six stages along the way, plus he won a stage in the 2012 Tour. He also won the 2017 Vuelta and the 2018 Giro d’Italia.
Bernal happy to let the road decide who will lead the Tour de France, but first he has to decide if he will even be at the start line in Nice.
2020 sees an atypical Tour route packed with opportunities and risks for the GC riders - and here are five stages that could prove crucial.
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While Ineos' stars remain tight-lipped about their 2020 race schedules, Alaphilippe confirms he will be at the Tour, but not racing for the overall.
The stars in Ineos are already positioning themselves for leadership at next year's Tour de France
2020 Tour set to be packed with medium and high mountain stages while enabling sprinters to stay in the mix throughout.
Chris Froome continues on his comeback trail as he rides on open roads for first time since June crash. He is set to race Japan's Saitama Criterium at the end of October.
After suffering serious injuries during a heavy fall in June, the four-time Tour champion found himself back in hospital having surgery to repair a damaged tendon.