Froome, Fuglsang, Bardet, Kwiatkowski recon Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games course

Chris Froome (Image credit: Getty Images)

This weekend’s Saitama Criterium has given several riders an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone and head out for a reconnaissance of the 2020 Olympic Games road race course.

In an unlikely group ride, the Team Ineos duo of Chris Froome and Michal Kwiatkowski joined Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) and Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) to check out the final 40km or so of the Toyko route on Friday.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.