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Re: 2020 Smaller Race Results and Discussion
« Reply #60 on: February 18, 2020, 16:33 »
52nd Tour Cycliste International du Var et des Alpes Maritimes (2.1)

The third European stage race of the week takes place in France, once again in Provence. With an increase from two to three days, Var looks to have cracking, not to mention iconic parcour.



It brought a smile to my face to think that the first stage is possibly the easiest of the extended weekend.

Stage 1  »  Le Cannet  ›  Grasse   (186.8k)


Stage 2  »  Pégomas  ›  Col d'Eze   (175.7k)


Stage 3  »  La Londe  ›  Le Mont Faron   (136k)


No less than eight world teams are turning up with support from the heavy hitters at pro level.
Over this short of terrain, it's hard to not view the recent Ventoux record breaker, Nairo Quintana, as the odds on favourite, yet he will not be short of some stellar opposition.




 Now the bad news: As yet I have been unable to find any sort of coverage of this race. Possibly the local F3 will be on board, but both Eurosport and L'Equipe are conspicuous by their absence. Although in recent years, Eurosport have produced a belated highlights package.
Watch this space, I guess.

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