Bye Bye Bicycle wrote: DNP-Old wrote:
Vuelta a Colombia will start on June 13th in 2016, instead of somewhere in August during la Vuelta a Espana. This might attract some Colombians in Europe as a preparation for the Tour de France.
No World Tour rider is allowed to ride a 2.2 race like the Vuelta a Colombia - so no one will ride the Vuelta a Colombia in preparation of the Tour.
Maybe a few will ride for the national team? Not even sure if a national selection will start tho.
"Fred bud, he drives five kilometres too fast for us" - Frans Verbeeck talking about Eddy Merckx in an interview with Fred De Bruyne after finishing second in the Tour of Flandres in 1974.