The Tour de France 2020 was revealed on Tuesday at the Convention Centre in Paris. The 107th edition of the Grande Boucle offers a tough route with several mountain stages. After the Grand Départ in Nice, the peloton will head towards the Alps de Haute-Provence, followed by the Pyrenees. After crossing France from west to east, the Tour de France will reach an apotheosis in the Alps, before a final time trial on the slopes of La Planche des Belles Filles, where Xandro Meurisse finished 3rd in the sixth stage of the Tour de France last summer. Sports director Hilaire Van der Schueren expresses his views of the 2020 route which will cross the five French mountain ranges.
Hilaire Van der Schueren (sportive direction) :
« The 2020 Tour de France is designed for climbers, the second stage already proving to be a challenging course, with numerous climbs in the surrounding area of Nice. Wanty Gobert-Tormans will relish the presence of Xandro Meurisse within the team, having already demonstrated his capacities on comparable profiles. With new sprinting capacity within the team, Wanty Gobert - Tormans also looks forward to the sprint opportunities within the race. »
« We're not at the Grand Départ in Nice yet, but we have had a successful season throughout 2019 including a strong presence in the Tour de France. This will hopefully place the team in a good position for a new invitation to the Tour. We concluded three previous Tours with vigor, and we're still in the battle for the title of best or second best Pro Continental team in the World Ranking. Preparations for the 2020 season are already in full swing with Wanty Gobert - Tormans. »