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Tour de France countdown: 3 days to go – Live

All the latest news in the build-up to the 2020 Tour de France

Tour de France live countdown - 3 days to go

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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the countdown to the 2020 Tour de France.

We have a couple of Tour features up already today.

There's also this Nairo Quintana, the end of his time at Movistar and his new beginning at Arkéa-Samsic by Barry Ryan.

Teams will be holding their pre-Tour press conferences in the coming days, starting this afternoon.

2021 Merida Reacto Team-E Disc

Bahrain McLaren's Merida Reacto IV (Image credit: Aaron Borrill)

Meanwhile, there's other racing to do before the Tour, namely the UEC European Championships. 

Ineos – or Ineos Grenadiers as they'll be known – will be introducing their new look later today.

Andy Schleck's GC ratings

Bahrain McLaren have announced that their partnership with the British carmaker will conclude at the end of 2021.

And here's our story.

The women's race, La Course by Le Tour de France, will tackle a 96km route around Nice on Saturday.

Israel Start-Up Nation's press conference has just started. We're in (virtual) attendance, and we'll get you the latest news from it as it comes.

The men's road race at the European Championships has just finished.

The big news from the Israel Start-Up Nation press conference is that Dan Martin will be racing the Tour. He's in the eight-man team despite fracturing his sacral in a crash at the Critérium du Dauphiné.

Meanwhile, Pinarello have unveiled the bikes that Team Ineos will be riding at the Tour after their rebrand to Ineos Grenadiers. The black and red paint scheme on the Dogma F12 and F12 X-Light road bikes is set to match the team's new-look kits.

The first piece of news from Astana's press conference earlier today – team leader and Tour debutant Miguel Ángel López has welcomed the selection of young compatriot Harold Tejada.

Ineos Grenadiers (yep, we've officially made the switch from Team Ineos now) have unveiled their new kit. Leaks have been floating around for a while but the new dark blue and red look is official.

Earlier reports had suggested that teams would have to leave the Tour de France should they record two or more positive COVID-19 tests at the race, but that rule will now be changed, according to French newspaper L'Equipe.

Dan Martin has made it into the Israel Start-Up Nation Tour de France squad, just two weeks after crashing and fracturing his sacrum in the Critérium du Dauphiné.

Those new Ineos Grenadiers kits...

Caleb Ewan eyeing stage wins over Tour de France green jersey

Here's our preview of Saturday's La Course by Le Tour de France

Israel Start-Up Nation owner: I'm not disappointed at Chris Froome missing Tour

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