Tour de France: Asgreen on the podium in Saint-Émilion

Tour de France: Asgreen on the podium in Saint-Émilion

Saturday 17 July 2021 - 18:57
Tour de France: Asgreen on the podium in Saint-Émilion

Tour de France: Asgreen on the podium in Saint-Émilion

Saturday 17 July 2021 - 18:57

The Dane racked up the team’s eighth top 3 finish at this edition.

Kasper Asgreen delivered another solid performance, confirming his prowess against the clock and finishing runner-up in the 30.8km individual time trial that took place over a rolling course between Libourne and Saint-Émilion, in the Nouvelle-Aquitanie region.

The three-time Danish ITT Champion was one of the riders to watch on this penultimate Tour de France stage, and he didn’t disappoint, turning out a great ITT and setting the benchmark at both intermediate checkpoints. Not even the heat and the headwind could hamper the Ronde van Vlaanderen’s effort, who continued to ride strongly tucked over the aero bars to keep the watts and save speed, setting a time of 36:14 at the finish after averaging a stunning 51km/h.

Asgreen remained in the hot seat for almost two hours, until Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), who was among the late starters, improved his time. The 26-year-old wasn’t the only Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider to impress Saturday afternoon, as Mattia Cattaneo also produced a good time trial and concluded sixth for his fifth top 10 at the race.

“There were many strong riders at the start today, so I knew it was going to be difficult, that’s why being on the podium is a result that gives me a lot of satisfaction, especially as it comes after a long and hard three weeks and just a few days before the Olympics. The opening kilometers had some rough asphalt and were quite bumpy, making it difficult to find the rhythm, so my main focus was on the two long straights. Top 3 at the end of the day is a good result, my first podium at the race this year”, Kasper said at the finish.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele / Getty Images

Race details

1 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
35:53
2 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:21
3 Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:32
4 Stefan Küng
Groupama - FDJ
0:38
5 Stefan Bissegger
EF Education - Nippo
0:44
6 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:49
7 Mikkel Bjerg
UAE-Team Emirates
0:52
8 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
0:57
9 Magnus Cort Nielsen
EF Education - Nippo
1:00
10 Dylan van Baarle
INEOS Grenadiers
1:21
19 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:05
22 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:06
51 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:42
66 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:12
82 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:27
86 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:30
1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
80:16:59
2 Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen
Team Jumbo-Visma
5:20
3 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
7:03
4 Ben O'Connor
AG2R Citroën Team
10:02
5 Wilco Kelderman
BORA - hansgrohe
10:13
6 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
11:43
7 Alexey Lutsenko
Astana - Premier Tech
12:23
8 Guillaume Martin
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
15:33
9 Pello Bilbao López de Armentia
Bahrain - Victorious
16:04
10 Rigoberto Urán Urán
EF Education - Nippo
18:34
12 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
23:28
29 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:39:37
67 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:43:02
109 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:35:13
136 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:18:53
139 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:32:45
140 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:34:18
142 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:56:45
1 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
304 pt
2 Michael Matthews
Team BikeExchange
269 pt
3 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain - Victorious
216 pt
4 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Fenix
186 pt
5 Matej Mohorič
Bahrain - Victorious
163 pt
6 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
155 pt
7 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
154 pt
8 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
121 pt
9 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
113 pt
10 Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen
Team Jumbo-Visma
103 pt
13 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
85 pt
18 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
66 pt
28 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
52 pt
84 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
18 pt
1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
107 pt
2 Wout Poels
Bahrain - Victorious
88 pt
3 Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen
Team Jumbo-Visma
82 pt
4 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
68 pt
5 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Team Arkéa Samsic
66 pt
6 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
56 pt
7 Ben O'Connor
AG2R Citroën Team
44 pt
8 Bauke Mollema
Trek - Segafredo
41 pt
9 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
41 pt
10 Anthony Perez
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
37 pt
16 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
21 pt
19 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
18 pt
44 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3 pt
1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
80:16:59
2 Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen
Team Jumbo-Visma
5:20
3 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
21:21
4 Aurélien Paret-Peintre
AG2R Citroën Team
39:09
5 Sergio Higuita García
EF Education - Nippo
1:05:27
6 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
2:11:39
7 Neilson Powless
EF Education - Nippo
2:13:33
8 Mark Donovan
Team DSM
2:14:52
9 Jonas Rutsch
EF Education - Nippo
2:29:33
10 Brent Van Moer
Lotto Soudal
2:41:12
1 Bahrain - Victorious 41:17:56
2 EF Education - Nippo 19:12
3 Team Jumbo-Visma 1:11:35
4 INEOS Grenadiers 1:27:10
5 AG2R Citroën Team 1:31:54
6 BORA - hansgrohe 1:36:44
7 Trek - Segafredo 1:47:04
8 Astana - Premier Tech 2:01:45
9 Movistar Team 2:04:28
10 UAE-Team Emirates 2:38:08

Top results

1 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
35:53
2 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:21
3 Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:32
See all race results

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