Chris Froome, Simon Yates and Thibaut Pinot headline Tour of the Alps 2021

Nairo Quintana and Hugh Carthy are also at the five-stage race

Chris Froome (Photo by Xavier Bonilla/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

(Image credit: NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Thibaut Pinot, Simon Yates and Chris Froome are among the headlines names at this year's Tour of the Alps.

Returning to the calendar after the 2020 edition was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the peloton will race over the mountains of northern Italy and southern Austria, as some prepare for the upcoming Giro d'Italia.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

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