Coquard and Rolland lead B&B Hotels-Vital Concept Tour de France long list

The ten B&B Hotel-Vital Conceptriders selected for the Tour de France
The ten B&B Hotel-Vital Concept riders selected for the Tour de France (Image credit: B&B Hotel-Vital Concept)

B&B Hotels-Vital Concept have named a ten-rider long list for their debut at the Tour de France including sprinter Bryan Coquard and veteran climber Pierre Rolland. The Tour has been rescheduled from July to August 29-September 20, with B&B Hotel-Vital Concept one of the four ProTeams awarded a wildcard invitation by organisers ASO. 

Team manager Jérôme Pineau revealed the names on the long list in a virtual press conference in Brittany on Tuesday. He explained that riders will work in two separate groups for sprinters and climbers as they prepare for the Tour and seek to comply with French health regulations aimed at reducing the risks of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.  

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.