Démare eager to return to Tour de France in 2021

MILANO ITALY OCTOBER 25 Podium Arnaud Demare of France and Groupama FDJ Purple Points Jersey Celebration Duomo di Milano Milan Cathedral during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 21 a 157km Individual time trial from Cernusco sul Naviglio to Milano ITT girodiitalia Giro on October 25 2020 in Milano Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
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Arnaud Démare is hoping to return to the Tour de France in 2021 and the Frenchman maintains that it is possible for a team to combine sprint and general classification aspirations at La Grande Boucle.

Groupama-FDJ left Démare out of their line-up for the past two editions of the Tour, preferring to focus on Thibaut Pinot’s tilt at the overall title. Despite missing this year’s Tour, Démare enjoyed a fine 2020 campaign, winning 14 races. His haul included four stage victories at the Giro d’Italia, where he also claimed the points classification.

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