Tell us: What is your reaction as Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish all miss the Tour de France 2020? 

After years of success at the Tour de France, will Britain be able to retain its reputation this year?

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Since Sir Bradley Wiggins became the first British Tour de France winner in 2012, Britain has been the nation to beat in the Grand Tours.

With the dominance of Chris Froome starting in 2013, followed by the success of Geraint Thomas in 2018, six of the last 10 editions of the Tour have been won by a Brit. 

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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.