Richie Porte has confirmed his grand tour potential with a podium finish in the 2020 Tour de France. Porte rode his way into 3rd place overall in the stage 20 time trial up La Planche des Belles Filles.
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Should a rider stick with a TT bike when the road gets steep, or transition to a lighter road bike? Like all things cycling, the answer is: It depends.
Saturday's individual time trial up La Plache des Belles Filles will inject more drama into the 2020 Tour de France as Primož Roglič tries to defend yellow.
Thursday's sixth stage of the Tour de France produced a classic battle, and helped further the mythology of the Tour's newest great climb: La Planche des Belles Filles
The final kilometer of Thursday's climb to La Planche des Belles Filles includes a mix of gravel road and chip seal. Does gravel cycling have a place at the Tour de France?