Vaughters: Urán is the godfather in our Tour de France team

Tour de France 2020 - 107th Edition - Teams Presentation - 27/08/2020 - Rigoberto Uran (COL - EF Pro Cycling) - Alberto Bettiol (ITA - EF Pro Cycling) - Hugh Carthy (GBR - EF Pro Cycling) - photo Jan De Meuleneir/PN/BettiniPhoto©2020
Team presentation in Nice was held Thursday, shown here EF Pro Cycling's Rigoberto Urán, Alberto Bettiol and Hugh Carthy (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

If EF Pro Cycling can copy their Critérium du Dauphiné tactics at the Tour de France over the next few weeks then Jonathan Vaughters will reach Paris a happy man.

The American squad came away with the overall win in the Tour de France warm-up race earlier in August, and although replicating that result would be a monumental ask, the idea of at least replicating their Dauphiné approach at the Tour could reward them with success over the coming weeks.

The US WorldTour team arrives in Nice with former Tour de France runner-up Rigoberto Urán within their ranks, while the 33-year-old is joined by the exciting prospect Sergio Higuita and Dauphiné winner Dani Martínez

According to Vaughters, the trio will start the Tour on equal footing, although their possible game plan may revolve around a patient approach, rather than an aggressive all-out assault.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.