De Gendt: almost 8,000 kilometers on his legs before the Tour

The Belgian Lotto-Soudal cyclist continues with his challenge to complete Giro, Tour and Vuelta after taking a survey on Twitter. Could be a protagonist in the road stage of Colmar.


Thomas de Gendt faces in the Tour de France the second of the three parts of his particular challenge after conducting a survey among his followers to see what great rounds he disputed this season and whose result was that he competed in Giro, Tour and Vuelta.

El Lotto-Soudal has also been involved in the challenge of the broker giving diffusion to the challenge with some figures less curious. De Gendt is already on his 61st day of this adventure of the 128 days between the start of the Tour of Italy on May 11 and the end of the Tour of Spain on September 15.

De Gendt is the cyclist of the Lotto-Soudal that has traveled the most kilometers so far this season with 7,800 kilometers before taking the start of the Tour in Brussels after competing in the Tour Down Under, Paris-Nice, Volta a Catalunya, Tour de Romandía and the Giro d'Italia before the national championships of Belgium. La figure of De Gendt is far from that of riders like Tom Bohli, Héctor Carretero or Lluis Mas, who according to the data of ProCyclingStats have exceeded 9,000 kilometers in more than 60 days of competition. However, not one of them is present in this Tour of France.

Following some ideal stages for sprinters or puncheurs, De Gendt's time comes on the Tour in search of stages through a breakaway. The Belgian has the first chance on the road to Colmar, where he will seek his second stage win after winning the rugged Mont Ventoux stage in 2016.



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