Tour de France 2020 Follow minute by minute of the first stage after the Alps
The effectiveness of the French locomotive in pedaling continues to allow it to maintain 1:18 for many kilometers. The one in Deceuninck-Quick Step maintains an average speed of close to 50 kilometers per hour, a true solo show.
The wind helps the French again Remi Cavagna who is seeing how little by little and inevitably, the forces behind are greater than those of the French. The distance between the large group and the escapee is 1:18 at the moment.
The Ecuadorian from Ineos one of the great protagonists of yesterday's day with Kwiatkowski upon arrival hand in hand alone, he keeps the red polka dot jersey, but he will still have to fight until Paris, where eleven points will be at stake. Right now Tadej Pogacar is two points behind Carapaz, and Primoz Roglic is seven.
The corridor of Deceuninck-Quick Step continues to fight in his personal adventure of the day and has managed to overcome the fourth category port with almost two minutes of advantage with the large group. Behind, Sam Bennett and Peter Sagan seem united by a magnet since they are aware that in the fight for the green jersey they are the only protagonists.
It seemed that it could be a additional problem, but it has been confirmed that the rider from Bora Hansgrohe had to get off his bicycle, terribly hurt by a wasp sting, which left him in the ditch. Learn about the story by clicking here:
In the middle of the port, Remi Cavagna manages to keep the distance at 1:47, while behind Sunweb has given over to Bora Hansgrohe and they have lowered the effort one point. At the moment there are no mishaps among the favorites for the final victory today in the Champagnole sprint.
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With a Remi Cavagna in exhibition mode at 2:09 from the peloton, the race reaches the fourth category port de Chateau Chalon, 4.3 kilometers at 4.7% average elevation gain . It will be difficult for the French to continue with his adventure because predictably the advantage will go down a lot on these ramps.
After Remi Cavagna got up to three minutes ahead of the squad, the large group is managing to remarkably reduce the distance with the escapee for the first time. Right now, the lead is only 2:18.
The two best-ranked Spanish riders will look to surprise tomorrow in the time trial at La Planche des Belles Filles although neither of the two is a great wheeler, they will have their opportunity on the final terrain to close the distance that separates them from the podium. If you want to know all the information, click here!
Bora continues his effort to try to reduce the distance with Remi Cavagna and is managing to cut the margin second by second. The team of Peter Sagan is fighting for neutralization to try to fight for the maximum possible points in the intermediate sprint of Mournans still many kilometers away.
Although Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-Quick Step) remains firm and has proven to be the best sprinter so far in the flying goals, Sagan wants to recover the jersey that It has belonged to him for the last few years. This is the classification of the points right now:
The Deceuninck-Quick Step wheeler rolls alone in this practically flat area, to conclude in the only port of the day, the Cote de Chateau Chalon fourth category. The distance between the escapee and the large group is exactly three minutes.
124 KM | The chasing group also gave up and was just neutralized by the squad, which is still led by Bora Hansgrohe for the intermediate sprint. Right now, Remi Cavagna is the only rider to escape on this stage.
The French rider continues to increase his lead with the chasing group and the big group . We remember that behind him, right now they are trying to hunt him Dylan Van Baarle (Ineos Grenadiers), Geoffrey Soupe (Total Direct Energie) and Max Walscheid (NTT Pro Cycling) who are at 2:25.
Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) and Cyril Barthe (B&B Hotels-Vital Concept) are the first to not keep up with the persecuting group and are going to be neutralized by the large group. Remi Cavagna continues to make a great effort alone at kilometer 30 of the stage as if it were a time trial.
Very fast first part of the stage, in which the average speed It is 33 miles per hour, a real outrage. The big group is currently at 2:20 from the head of the race and they are pulling Peter Sagan's team, who continues to fight for the green jersey.
The peloton has definitely slowed down, with Remi Cavagna leading the way. solo career and Dylan Van Baarle (Ineos Grenadiers), Guillaume Martin (Cofidis), Geoffrey Soupe (Total Direct Energie), Max Walscheid (NTT Pro Cycling), Cyril Barthe (B&B Hotels-Vital Concept) their pursuers 1:10 from Deceuninck-Quick Step. From behind, the big group is at 2:25 from Cavagna and 1:17 from the second group.
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The Austrian from Bora-Hansgrohe who had gotten into the car doctor to treat an insect bite, leaves the Tour de France. We will have to be attentive to the medical part, because from the first moments he has already required medical attention.
One of the best gregarious of the British in this edition of the Tour de France has not started this stage either. . Furthermore, Michael Gogl (NTT) has also made the same decision. Click here to know all the information :
The team rider Deceuninck-Quick Step is the first protagonist of the day and he's managing to distance himself from the squad. He is one of the runners who best roll in time trials but it seems that tomorrow's hard climb makes him discard that opportunity and prefers to try today.
Although, as we have said today, it is not definitive a priori for the general standings , the terrain is completed by countless slides. It has ups and downs, slopes, ramps, descents, but not too long and mainly concentrated in the second half of the journey. There is only one scoring elevation, and fourth category: Chateau Chalon, 4.3 kilometers at 4.7%, and more or less in the middle of the stage . Probably the arrival will see a massive sprint.
GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO THE TOUR OF FRANCE! Welcome to the best cycling race in the world on a day of transition to tomorrow's great time trial, where the entire race will be decided.