Tour de France 2020: Descents the key in the Pyrenees

Some of the rumours circulating about the shape of the 2020 Tour de France route prior to its unveiling earlier this week hinted at there being just a single day of racing in the Pyrenees. In the end, though, Tour boss Christian Prudhomme revealed that there will be two, albeit that they are close to being mirror images of each other.

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Peter Cossins has written about professional cycling since 1993 and is a contributing editor to Procycling. He is the author of The Monuments: The Grit and the Glory of Cycling's Greatest One-Day Races (Bloomsbury, March 2014) and has translated Christophe Bassons' autobiography, A Clean Break (Bloomsbury, July 2014).