Ineos, EF-Nippo, Israel Start-Up Nation among 11 WorldTour teams to ride Étoile de Bessèges

Etoile de Besseges 2020 50st Edition 5th stage Ales Ales 107 km 09022020 Benoit Cosnefroy FRA AG2R La Mondiale Alexys Brunel FRA Groupama FDJ Alberto Bettiol ITA EF Pro Cycling photo Regis GarnierBettiniPhoto2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of a number of races around the world has pushed more WorldTour teams to seek a traditional early-season race programme in Europe, with 11 major teams set to ride the Étoile de Bessèges in the south of France from February 3-7. 

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