Opportunity knocks for Pierre Latour at 2020 Tour de France

Pierre Latour (AG2R La Mondiale)
Pierre Latour at AG2R's pre-season camp in Vaujany (Image credit: Yves Perret / www.ypmedias.com)

Last week, Pierre Latour was summoned to AG2R La Mondiale’s service course near Annecy and invited into the office of team manager, Vincent Lavenu. Most riders' schedules would be defined at a training camp the following week but Latour was told then and there that he would be leading the team at the 2020 Tour de France.

"I just smiled and said 'ok'," the Frenchman tells Cyclingnews a week later.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.