A 2020 Tour de France short on time trials and packed with surprises leaves French GC hopefuls motivated to raise their nation's hopes.
2020 sees an atypical Tour route packed with opportunities and risks for the GC riders - and here are five stages that could prove crucial.
Bernal adroitly steered clear of a worlds course that doesn't suit him and now he's taking aim at Lombardia to close out his spectacular season
Egan Bernal won the Tour de France, but for a few stages, it appeared that Thibaut Pinot was poised for victory. Shane Stokes examines what such an outcome would have meant for pro cycling, and argues that both the race and the sport would have been boosted by a Pinot victory in Paris.
Pinot vows to return to the Tour de France next year to make amends for his tearful departure
Weather turned the Tour de France upside Friday and not in ways that will please anyone. But, as Andrew Hood writes, that's simply part of the sport.
On one of the wildest day's of racing in recent Tour history, the race was upended, first by Pinot's abandonment, then by the weather-shortened stage.
French hero Alaphilippe is becoming a bigger problem by the day for the top favorites as the Tour enters its final battleground. And Pinot packs the punch that should worry all the other would-be winners.
Australian journalist Rupert Guinness speaks with five international colleagues about the Tour thus far, the biggest stories in each journalist's home country, and how the race will play out in the final week.