Tour of the Alps - Preview

The final podium of the 2019 Tour of the Alps
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The Tour of the Alps returns to the race calendar between April 19-23  after being absent in 2020, and the presence of Chris Froome (Israel Start-Up Nation), Nairo Quintana (Akrea-Samsic), Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates), Jai Hindley (Team DSM), Simon Yates (Bike Exchange), Hugh Carthy (EF Education Nippo) and 2019 winner Pavel Sivakov (Ineos Grenadiers) should inspire some aggressive stage racing in the breathtaking mountains of northern Italy and southern Austria.

Formerly known as the Giro del Trentino, the five-day race was rebranded as the Tour of the Alps in 2017 as its route broadened to encompass the Euroregion of Tyrol–South Tyrol–Trentino in Italy and Austria. That has allowed the race to develop, improve and attract 13 WorldTour teams and their big-name leaders in 2021, many of whom will go on to fight for the Giro d’Italia in May.

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.

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