Dan Martin welcomes innovative and unpredictable 2020 Tour de France route

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Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) in action at the 2019 Tre Valli Varesine (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Dan Martin has welcomed the news that the 2020 Tour de France will follow an innovative and perhaps more unpredictable route, but warned that the rumoured mountain time trial to La Planche des Belle Filles on the final Saturday could be counter-productive if race organisers ASO are hoping for an open race that suits the likes of Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) and Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ).

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

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.