Tour de France overall contenders face the Grand Colombier – Preview

Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)
Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) may look to extend his overall lead on stage 15 of the 2020 Tour de France on the Grand Colombier (Image credit: Getty Images)

There’s a French cycling association called the Confrérie des Fêlés du Grand Colombier, who reserve membership for riders who have successfully scaled the final climb of Sunday’s stage 15 of the Tour de France on all of its four main approach roads – with the rather important sub-clause of having to succeed in that particular endeavour in a single day.

But even if Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma), Egan Bernal  (Ineos Grenadiers) and the rest of the top contenders at the Tour de France have not yet been up all the possible faces of the the Grand Colombier, the 17-kilometre ascent in the southernmost edge of the Jura mountain range nonetheless holds very few secrets for the big favourites this September.

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