The French Biking Federation confirmed on Tuesday that the 2021 French highway championships would take place in Epinal from June 17 to 20.
Conventional assembly of the weekend previous the Grand Départ of the Tour de France, the French highway biking championships will take place in Epinal, in the Vosges, from June 17 to 20. The French Federation confirmed this on Tuesday, as a result of doubts nonetheless continued, as a result of well being and financial disaster.
The route of the highway race will be slightly favorable to climbers, which ought to, a priori, forestall sprinter Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) from conserving his blue-white-red jersey., and his counterpart from Arkéa-Samsic Nacer Bouhanni, born in Epinal, to shine at house. The circuit will be traced in the prefecture of the Vosges and its agglomeration, with a drop of near 4000m. Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), the neighbor from Franche-Comté, who will not take part in the Tour de France in June-July however in the Giro in Might, might goal for a primary title of French champion in highway racing (he was titled on the time trial in 2016), or why not Julian Alaphilippe (Deceunick-Fast Step) if he needs to take part in the Tour de France with the blue-white-red jersey on his shoulders slightly than the rainbow jersey world champion heaven, to not point out Romain Bardet (DSM), who has by no means been topped champion of France.
The 2021 French highway biking championships will take place in Epinal! 🚴🏻♀️🚴🏻♂️🏆 🇫🇷
🏅 The finest French riders and all of the contenders for the tricolor jerseys will meet there on June 17, 19 and 20.
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– Metropolis of Epinal (@VilledEpinal) February 2, 2021
A rolling course for the time trial
The time trial, in which Rémy Cavagna (Deceuninck-Fast Step) is the defending champion, will take place between Thaon-les-Vosges and Epinal, on a rolling course. Benjamin Thomas and Bruno Armirail, current on the rostrum in 2020 at Grand-Champ and each members of the Groupama-FDJ group, will be severe outsiders. In complete, the French Street Biking Championships signify three days of competitors (time trial and on-line occasions for Elite Skilled and Newbie riders, women and men), i.e. round 600 riders and 110 sports activities groups and teams, 6 French Champions titles awarded, See you in 4 and a half months!