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Watch In Canada: 2021 Tour de La Provence Stage 1
Feb 11, 2021
Watch the replay of stage 1 of the 2021 Tour de la Provence on FloBikes in Canada.
Nairo Quintana will not be defending his title in this year’s edition. Instead, his compatriots Egan Bernal and teammate Ivan Sosa will be the two most prominent Colombians in attendance.
Bernal who is still recovering from a back injury which forced him to abandon the 2020 Tour De France is not expected to be on winning form in Provence. However, having just raced Etoile De Bessèges, Bernal’s eagerness to line up in Provence may be a promising sign for his season to come.
The 2020 edition provided the venue for the emergence of Aleksandr Vlasov. The young Russian won the lumpy second stage and finished second overall to Quintana. Vlasov will be flanked by a very strong Astana team this week.
World Champion Julian Alaphilippe is the headliner of Provence. Whether or not the dynamic Frenchman will target stage victories or the general classification is an ever-present question, and one that is usually not answered until the race is nearly concluded.