Richie Porte will be doing plenty of homework on the country ahead of his 10th Tour de France assignment.
The 35-year-old Tasmanian is set to break double figures for involvement in the world's biggest bike race and will build-up to it with four lead-in races around the nation.
In a packed August schedule, Porte should make his competitive return following the coronavirus-enforced break at the Route d'Occitanie, a four-stage race in the French Pyrenees from August 1-4.
This will be followed by the one-day Ventoux Challenge on August 6, three-stage Tour de l'Ain from August 7-9 then the traditional Tour de France curtain-raiser, the Criterium du Dauphine, from August 12-16.
Porte and Dutchman Bauke Mollema will then lead the Trek-Segafredo charge at the rescheduled Tour de France, which will take place from August 29.
Launceston-born Porte has not raced since the week-long Paris-Nice stage race was abandoned in March.
With central Europe heavily hit by COVID-19, he has spent much of that time in lockdown at his European base in Monaco.
He had begun the year in excellent form, claiming his second Tour Down Under title before another podium finish at the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var.
The race schedule will take the World-Tour veteran back to the scene of some of his highest profile moments in the sport.
Located in the Provence region of southern France, Mont Ventoux is the distinctive 1909-metre peak on which Porte, Mollema and Chris Froome all collided with a motorbike having broken away from the pack in the 2016 Tour.
Meanwhile the Tour de l'Ain tackles the scenic Jura Mountains where Porte infamously crashed heavily in the 2017 Tour, breaking his collarbone and pelvis.
The procyclingstats website lists Porte and Mollema to lead Trek-Segafredo at the Tour de l'Ain before being reunited for the Grand Depart in Nice.
Porte's two-year contract with the team expires at the end of this year. His wife, Gemma, is expecting their second child during the rescheduled Tour de France.