The climb L' Alphe D'uez © Pixabay

Next Saturday the Tour de France will get off to a start in Brussels. The first 200 km is a level race, an excellent opportunity for sprinters. How do cycling teams ensure behind the scenes that sprinters arrive at the start one hundred percent fit? And will riders get any new gadgets that give them that extra boost? At Team Jumbo-Visma, sprinter Dylan Groenewegen made no secret of his dream: he’s intent on Saturday’s yellow jersey. Last year he won two stages in the tour, and already he has been the first to cross the finish line ten times during this season.

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Author profile picture Milan Lenters is a writer and editor. Through IO, he got to know his native city Eindhoven in a different way and sometimes looks with amazement at the many stories that lie ahead.