Evaluating EF Pro Cycling's Tour de France long list

EF Pro Cycling work hard for Sergio Higuita at the 2020 Tour Colombia 2.1
EF Pro Cycling work hard for Sergio Higuita at the 2020 Tour Colombia 2.1 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Having looked at the Tour de France long lists for teams such as Team Ineos, Bahrain McLaren, Mitchelton-Scott and Trek-Segafredo, here's the list of names we believe that EF Pro Cycling will be picking their eight-rider squad for the Tour from.

There are perhaps very few nailed-on candidates – probably only Colombian climbers Rigoberto Urán and young Sergio Higuita – but that's as a result of an extremely capable clutch of riders across the board, so competition for places is tight. As always, different personalities and their different skills and potential interactions will have to be considered in order to whittle down the possibilities to a final eight.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.