Check out the Jumbo-Visma squad that will challenge Team Ineos at the Critérium du Dauphiné 2020

This is shaping up to be the rivalry of 2020

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After taking the fight to Team Ineos in France last week, Jumbo-Visma will be hoping to repeat the success at the Critérium du Dauphiné 2020.

The Dutch WorldTour squad will be taking another talent-stacked squad to the race, as they look to refine their tactics ahead of the Tour de France later this month.

Jumbo-Visma bested Egan Bernal and Team Ineos at the Tour de l’Ain in France last week, with Primož Roglič taking two stages and the overall ahead of the Colombian star.

But can they repeat the victory in the Dauphiné, often regarded as a key warm-up race for the Tour.

Roglič will once again be racing in the shortened five-stage Dauphiné and will get support from Grand Tour stars Tom Dumoulin and Steven Kruijswijk.

Dumoulin has battled through injury and illness over the last two seasons, but will be back in action for his new team Jumbo in France.

Wout van Aert will also be joining the Grand Tour leaders in the Dauphiné, fresh from his back-to-back victories in Strade Bianche and Milan-San Remo.

The Belgian road and cyclocross star will no doubt be fighting for stage honours while also putting in a turn for his leaders both in the Dauphiné and the Tour de France.

Completing the squad will be road captain Tony Martin, Robert Gesink and American climber Sepp Kuss.

The Jumbo-Visma squad for the Dauphiné is very similar to the Tour de l’Ain squad, where George Bennett filled in for Kuss, as the team are no doubt looking to firm up their roster for the Tour de France.

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Jumbo’s leadership trident will be looking to take on the Team Ineos trio of Egan Bernal, Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome, who will all be racing for the last time before the Tour.

Jumbo-Visma squad for the Critérium du Dauphiné 2020

Primož Roglič (Slo)

Tom Dumoulin (Ned)

Steven Kruijswijk (Ned)

Wout van Aert (Bel)

Tony Martin (Ger)

Sepp Kuss (USA)

Robert Gesink (Ned)

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.