There will be five mountain ranges in the 2020 Tour de France, which four-time champion Chris Froome has called "brutal".
Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal are all absent at the Vuelta a Espana. So who are the main men for Team INEOS?
Julian Alaphilippe leads the Tour de France, and Team INEOS boss Dave Brailsford is concerned a gamble is required to stop him.
Third at the first rest day, Egan Bernal can win the Tour de France and dominate Grand Tours. That is Gianni Savio's opinion.
Having moved into second place on Monday, Geraint Thomas is still very much the Tour de France favourite in Chris Boardman's eyes.
Second in the GC and with a Team INEOS colleague close behind, Geraint Thomas feels well placed at the Tour de France.
Geraint Thomas is confident he can trust Egan Bernal as a Tour de France team-mate, with the injured Chris Froome having just returned home.
Richie Porte believes Geraint Thomas has to be considered the obvious favourite for the Tour de France with Chris Froome out.
Geraint Thomas will be joined by Egan Bernal at the front of Team INEOS for the Tour de France next month after Chris Froome was ruled out.