He then entered the main break of the day, six in the Bretagne Classic-Ouest France on Tuesday, and pushed alone for nearly 40 kilometers before finally being dragged by the peloton. In his current form, Cavagna may have been a bit unlucky not to have been named first in the Deceuninck-QuickStep eight-driver squad, but he will now be able to make his Tour de France debut.
“Starting the Tour is something I wanted to do for some time, and when I was told I wasn’t going, I was obviously disappointed,” Cavagna admitted to the French newspaper The mountain last month. “But I know I’ll get there one day. It’s not like this is my last year as a professional; I still have a few good seasons ahead of me. ”
Cavagna was set to aim for the time trial stages at the rescheduled Giro d’Italia in October, and it remains to be seen if that will still be a goal. The Tour will be the third Grand Tour of the Frenchman’s career and will allow him to complete the “set”, having also driven the Vuelta a España last year, while riding the Giro in 2018.
Sadly @zdenekstybar had to withdraw from this year’s @LeTour due to a knee tendon injury. He will be replaced at the start line in Nice by @remicav. We wish Zdenek a speedy recovery! pic.twitter.com/L6j3Rx7tpm August 26, 2020