Kruijswijk skips Paris-Nice as Tour de France schedule changes

Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma)
Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Jumbo-Visma’s Tour de France build-up took another blow this week, with confirmation that Steven Kruijswijk would be forced to skip Paris-Nice in March.

The Dutch rider, who finished third at last year’s Tour de France, was due to make his 2020 debut at the French one-week race alongside Primoz Roglic. Less than 24 hours after the team told Cyclingnews that Kruijswijk was at '100 per cent', however, news broke that the 32-year-old would not race until the Volta a Catalunya in late March.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.