No planes or trains, just automobiles and 'bubbles' at Tour de France

Tour de France 2019 - 106th Edition - team bus - photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2019
EF Pro Cycling team bus at 2019 Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Image)

The classic comedy, “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” is scheduled for a remake soon as popular actors Will Smith and Kevin Hart announced this month they will team up on this road-trip film. The Tour de France version of a similar storyline is remade each summer and the 2020 sequel will feature only automobiles and buses for the first time in many years.

Gone are the jets that were previously noted on official Tour route maps as the transport of choice for teams to use on the two long transfers, between stages 9 and 10, and again between stages 20 and 21. 

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