Tour de France 2020 : This 2020 Tour de France will end this Sunday, after three intense weeks of racing. Barring a huge turnaround, the final winner should be the Slovenian Primoz Roglic, who could well overtake his compatriot Tadej Pogacar on the final podium. On this edition, Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) is surrounded by a particularly impressive armada. Performances that raise some doubts. And in particular from Romain Feillu, wearing the yellow jersey for a day in 2008. The French, withdrawn from the peloton since last year, expressed his questions on Wednesday in an interview with the daily Ouest-France .
“Even Chris Froome was not as extraordinary as Wout Van Aert! “
The former sprinter is particularly critical about the current yellow jersey team, namely the Jumbo-Visma, ultra domineering on the event: “Those who know the bike know that this is not normal. A boy like Wout Van Aert, a puncher, a sprinter, is also able to ride over passes for several minutes and blow up all the climbers very far from the finish and keep riding. There is something wrong. Even Chris Froome was not as extraordinary as Wout Van Aert! There, we can see that there is something… He is on top of everything, and you know very well when you ride a bike that it is impossible to work on all the specialties and to be physically on top everywhere. With the hindsight that I have, I know very well that when a team dominates a race at this point, there is something behind… I remember the US Postal, the CSC with Cancellara and O’Grady in the collars… ”
“When you remember what happened in Armstrong’s day when a guy was talking…”
Romain Feillu’s doubts also concern Roglic and Pogacar, which therefore dominate the general classification: “There is something else that makes me wonder, it is about Slovenia. We know that it is a small country of two million inhabitants, which did not have a huge track record on the Tour! You just have to remember the recent doping past of this country. Borut Bozic, Grega Bole, who was a friend though, but there you go… I don’t think they had the same education as us. Already, among the young people, they had very suspicious performances… Of course, they are good runners, I’m not saying that they are zero, but here we are… ”No doubt that the Frenchman’s words will make people talk. After, to know if they are shared by the riders of the peloton: “I don’t really know, but I think it must be hard for them, obviously. But afterwards, they’re not going to talk, that’s normal. When you remember what happened in Armstrong’s day when a guy was talking… It’s easier for me. “