Chris Froome calls 2020 Tour de France 'hardest route I've seen in the last few years' as riders react to course

The course features eight mountain stages and a time trial that finishes at the summit of La Planche des Belles Filles

2020 Tour de France presentation (Alain Jocard/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

Chris Froome has described the 2020 Tour de France route as "the hardest I've seen in the last few years", with the four-time winner hoping to make his comeback from injury in time to compete for a record-equalling fifth title.

The 2020 course was unveiled today in Paris, with Froome's Ineos team-mate Egan Bernal and Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) also in attendance.

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