In the light of the still uncertain 2021 calendar, cyclist Hugo Houle (Hugo Houle) will compete in the 53rd Tour de France-Maritime and Duval (Var des Alpes-Maritimes et du Var) on Friday. To start his season, Canadians Michael Woods and Antoine Duchesne were also present.
Despite the confinement and no spectators on the road, in the fall of 2020 completely crazy (most games are played in less than three months), the executives still hope to have a more traditional Season.
From the first 186-kilometer-long stage between Bio and Gooden, the favorite will have to explain themselves with a 14% pass high (3.9%).
Except for a few events held in France, most cyclists have not seen much action.
For the three-day event in southern France, there will be several celebrities in attendance. We will especially find Geraint Thomas, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Thibaut Pinot and Greg Van Avermaet.
“I am very happy to be back in the competition. It will be a good test. We have a strong team and Jakob Fuglsang will become Astana Premier Technology Company ( Astana-Premier Tech).
In the turmoil of the pandemic, the 30-year-old Quebec believed he was lucky to be able to pursue his career. Fixing the bib and putting on the saddle is still a privilege he appreciates.
“Of course. I saw my girlfriend working at home without the opportunity to go out. I can travel and participate in training camps. It broke the monotony and I am very grateful for that. I have the freedom that no one else has now. To boost morale, it feels very good. Okay. The Olympians now living in Monaco added that some people here have not left their villages for a year.
If the health crisis does not slow down the army, Houle should spend a lot of time in Belgium in March and April.
Its programs include the Flanders Tour, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Gander-Wevelgem and Fletcher Valona and other classics.
“In Europe, the situation is not going well. The rules are very strict and may be the strictest we have from the beginning. There are curfews and a lot of controls. In Spain, it is more difficult and we are waiting for news from Italy. The athlete said : “In terms of logistics, we try to increase efficiency by restricting long-distance travel. “
After the excellent 2020 Tour de France (he won 47th place), Hugo Houle should certainly participate in Grande Boucle for the third time in July. What about the Tokyo Olympics?