In step with a record in Los angeles Depeche, the Vuelta a España might be visiting the Col du Tourmalet in 2020. The well-known Pyrenean mountain used to be the web site of a impressive summit finale within the Excursion de France this season on degree 14, the place Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) claimed the degree and Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quickstep) prolonged his lead within the general classification.
The 2020 Excursion de France is not going to take on the Tourmalet in 2020, completing degree eight in Loudenvielle after the Col de Peyresourde, then transfering to Pau for the following degree which makes use of the Col de l. a. Hourcêre, Col de Soudet and Col de Marie Blanque sooner than a end in Laruns.
Los angeles Depeche speculated that the degree would get started in Spain from both Biescas or Sabinanigo within the Huesca province and end atop the Tourmalet.
The 2020 Vuelta a España is about to get started in Utrecht, the Netherlands, with a crew time trial and two levels in Noord-Brabant.
Imitation is the sincerest type of flattery
The Excursion de France direction for 2020 has been in comparison to the way of the Vuelta, with mountains packed into the primary week, a direction peppered with extraordinarily steep ascents, and just one degree over 200km.
Vuelta a España director Javier Guillén, alternatively, doubted the Excursion’s direction mimicked the Vuelta.
“The Excursion has its personal character and it is the game’s maximum vital match. So it is the reference level for the Vuelta, as it’s for the entire of biking, no longer the opposite direction spherical,” Guillén advised Cyclingnews after the Excursion direction presentation in October.
“Simply because there might or might not be parallels between those two or different races, doesn’t suggest that one is in keeping with the opposite’s concepts.”
Remaining 12 months the Vuelta and Excursion each used Pau as a number town, the Excursion de France held the person time trial there whilst the Vuelta a España began its person time trial from Jurançon and resulted in Pau, the place Primoz Roglic claimed the race lead which he by no means relinquished.
The direction of the Vuelta a España shall be unveiled on December 17.