Race Preview: Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var 2021

Arkéa-Samsic’s Nairo Quintana lines up for the final stage of the 2020 Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var in the leader’s yellow jersey
2020 Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var winner Nairo Quintana (Arkea Samsic) lines up for the final stage (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The cluster of early season French races takes us to the south of the country with the three-day Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var taking place between February 19-21, following Étoile de Bessèges and the Tour de la Provence, and the event delivers another start list stacked with Grand Tour contenders vying for success.

The 2020 Giro d’Italia winner Tao Geoghegan Hart leads a stellar line-up from Ineos Grenadiers, with the British team also including former Tour winner Geraint Thomas and Rohan Dennis, while there are strong contingents from Groupama FDJ, Team Arkea Samsic, Trek Segafredo and Astana-Premier Tech, with a grand total of 11 WorldTour teams set to take part.

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