Alaphilippe and Bernal top stellar Tour de la Provence field - Preview

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep)
(Image credit: Deceuninck – Quick-Step Cycling Team)

As was the case with the Étoile de Bessèges last week, the Tour de la Provence has attracted a star-studded field as a consequence of coronavirus-related cancellations and postponements of races elsewhere in the cycling world. 

There are no fewer than 14 WorldTour teams among the 20 squads on the start-line, with world champion Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep), sprinters Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) and Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates), and new Qhubeka-Assos team leader Fabio Aru among the big names making theirs season debuts at the French four-day race.

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