Today's stage in the Tour: first mountain test with Colmiane, Turini and Èze

After a more bumpy opening day than expected due to the rain, the Tour faces the first major passes in the edition.

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After a more bumpy opening day than expected due to the rain, the Tour faces this Sunday the first major ports in the 2020 edition: Colmiane (16.3 kilometers at 6.3%), Turini (14.9 km at 7.4%) and Èze (7.8 km at 6.1%), again with departure and arrival in Nice. "We will cover about 3,500 meters of unevenness on the second day of competition, some will take its toll after the nerves and falls of the premiere", assures Alejandro Valverde, the oldest of the round (in his 13th participation) at 40 years old.

The Murcian also considers that the stage adapts well to his characteristics: "I hope I am in the fight to achieve victory, I think that Enric (Mas) will walk up like me." In theory, the meteorological conditions will accompany: 28 degrees and no trace of clouds. "This way we will avoid accidents and scares and we will focus on the race" .

Mikel Landa will do it with one less man in Bahrain, since Rafa Valls broke his collarbone: "It is a sensitive loss and you never expect to suffer at the first change". At Ineos, the mental and physical state of Pavel Sivakov, called to become a bulwark for Bernal, worries. The British squad will measure forces with the Roglic Jumbo for the first time on this Tour.



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