Close encounters: Are grand tours getting closer?

GRAND COLOMBIER FRANCE SEPTEMBER 13 Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo Visma Yellow Leader Jersey Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates White Best Young Rider Jersey Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno of Colombia and Astana Pro Team Grand Colombier 1501m during the 107th Tour de France 2020 Stage 15 a 1745km stage from Lyon to Grand Colombier 1501m TDF2020 LeTour on September 13 2020 in Grand Colombier France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Tadej Pogačar and Primož Roglič finished in first at second at the 2020 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

For the first time ever, all three of the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España were decided by less than a minute in 2020. Are the grand tours getting closer? Procycling magazine looks at the history of three-week races that are decided by seconds.

This article was taken from Procycling magazine issue 277, January 2021.

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