Magic 8: The best Tour de France breakaway specialists to follow

Time for a getaway: Cyclingnews’ eight riders you can expect to see trying to get into breakaways for the remainder of the 2020 Tour de France
Time for a getaway: Cyclingnews’ eight riders you can expect to see trying to get into breakaways for the remainder of the 2020 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Getting into a breakaway at any professional stage race, let alone the Tour de France, is always a lot more complicated and hard-fought than simply pushing a bit harder on the pedals at the start of the day. 

The agendas of teams protecting the leader's jersey – or points, mountains or young rider's garments – have to be taken into account, as do the position on the stage of the climbs and bonus sprints, and not least the position on the general classification of the rider, or riders, trying to get away.

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