Tour de l'Ain to see Ineos and Jumbo-Visma clash en route to Tour de France – Preview

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No one can take any great pleasure in the circumstances that have led to this restructured cycling season, but the organisers of the Tour de l'Ain have acknowledged that 2020 has 'smiled' upon them.

A small stage race in the east of France, sitting on the third-tier of the racing circuit, has been transformed into a key juncture on the road to the Tour de France, and has attracted perhaps the strongest start list in its 32-year history. 

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