Tom will start in the Tour de l’Ain this Friday together with his teammates Primoz Roglic and Steven Kruijswijk. The three leaders continue their Tour preparation in the three-day French stage race.
This is the first race in the build-up towards the Tour de France. The riders have had a very good altitude training in Tignes. Now it is important to get into the race rhythm. Yellow in Paris is their big goal and this is an important piece of the puzzle in the build up to that goal.
The Tour de l’Ain consists of a relatively flat stage and two stages with an uphill finish. The second stage finishes on the Col du Grand Colombier, a seventeen kilometres long climb in the French Jura.
Jumbo Visma riders – Tour de l’Ain (07/08-09/08)