As the Tour Turns, 2020: Ineos Drama in the lead-up

Two former Tour de France champions were taken off their team roster this week. Four-time champ Chris Froome was seen as not good enough to ride for his team. Same goes for 2018 winner Geraint Thomas.

To be fair, both riders were off the pace in the mountains during last week’s Criterium du Dauphine. And Froome is coming back from a near career-ending injury at last year’s Dauphine. But then, several of their teammates were also off the pace. And it was an extremely mountainous parcours. And many riders gunning for Tour glory also rode semi-anonymously. And they could have still been building for the Tour, which starts nearly two weeks after the Dauphine ends. — Hey! You must really like this to be copying it. Hope you’re not plagiarizing, but citing me properly. Quite a badge of honor for me. All the same, if you like it this much, you should be supporting Just Riding Along. Toss a few bucks in the jar. You’ll find it on the page you just copied this from.

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