Bagioli moves up in Tour de l’Ain GC

Bagioli moves up in Tour de l’Ain GC

Friday 30 July 2021 - 16:48
Bagioli moves up in Tour de l’Ain GC

Bagioli moves up in Tour de l’Ain GC

Friday 30 July 2021 - 16:48

Drôme Classic winner just a couple of seconds outside the top 10 overall ahead of the queen stage.

Stage 2 of the Tour de l’Ain, from Lagnieu to Saint-Vulbas, started with Alvaro Hodeg in yellow, but the winner of the opening day knew he would get to enjoy it only for a couple of hours, as the day contained four hard classified climbs: Côte de Corlier, Col du Ballon, Col d’Ordonnaz and Col de Portes.

It didn’t take long for three riders to go clear, prompting Deceuninck – Quick-Step to take over the reins at the head of the peloton. On the second ascent, attacks began coming thick and fast from the group, which had a devastating effect on the escapees’ gap, cut to a mere minute. Soon, the trio were reabsorbed, but more moves went up the road.

The most significant of these happened on the Col de Portes, five riders getting a gap which they kept until the finish, where Georg Zimmerman (Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert) took the win, some 20 seconds clear of a group that included Andrea Bagioli. The Italian had been among those to chase hard behind the leaders, but despite his best efforts, the quintet made it at the end of an intense day of racing.

“I felt good today. Ok, I’m still not at my best, which is only normal considering the long spell without any races, but I am progressing and this makes me happy. Today I was there with the second group and we pulled hard to make it across, and despite not happening, it was a solid outing, which gives me confidence for the final stage of the race”, Andrea explained at the finish.

 

Photo credit: ©Luc Claessen / Getty Images

Race details

1 Georg Zimmermann
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
3:05:42
2 Michael Storer
Team DSM
0:00
3 Harm Vanhoucke
Lotto Soudal
0:00
4 Rémy Rochas
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
0:00
5 Matteo Badilatti
Groupama - FDJ
0:00
6 Georg Steinhauser
Germany
0:00
7 José Manuel Díaz Gallego
DELKO
0:18
8 Aurélien Paret-Peintre
AG2R Citroën Team
0:22
9 Quinn Simmons
Trek - Segafredo
0:22
10 Pierre Latour
Team TotalEnergies
0:22
17 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:22
22 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:44
70 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8:35
104 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
16:46
106 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
16:46
108 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
16:46
1 Georg Zimmermann
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
6:10:29
2 Michael Storer
Team DSM
0:04
3 Harm Vanhoucke
Lotto Soudal
0:06
4 Rémy Rochas
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
0:10
5 Georg Steinhauser
Germany
0:10
6 Matteo Badilatti
Groupama - FDJ
0:10
7 José Manuel Díaz Gallego
DELKO
0:28
8 Aurélien Paret-Peintre
AG2R Citroën Team
0:32
9 Pierre Latour
Team TotalEnergies
0:32
10 Clément Champoussin
AG2R Citroën Team
0:32
13 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:32
22 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:54
59 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8:35
94 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
16:56
103 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17:44
113 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25:15
1 Georg Zimmermann
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
25 pt
2 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25 pt
3 Michael Storer
Team DSM
20 pt
4 Nacer Bouhanni
Team Arkéa Samsic
20 pt
5 Harm Vanhoucke
Lotto Soudal
16 pt
6 Bryan Coquard
16 pt
7 Rémy Rochas
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
14 pt
8 Matteo Badilatti
Groupama - FDJ
12 pt
9 Jason Tesson
St Michel - Auber93
12 pt
10 Georg Steinhauser
Germany
10 pt
23 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4 pt
1 Sylvain Moniquet
Lotto Soudal
15 pt
2 Dylan Kowalski
Xelliss - Roubaix Lille Métropole
10 pt
3 Rémy Rochas
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
8 pt
4 Quentin Pacher
8 pt
5 Otto Vergaerde
Alpecin-Fenix
7 pt
6 Sebastian Schönberger
5 pt
7 Alexander Tarlton
Germany
5 pt
8 Michael Storer
Team DSM
5 pt
9 Clément Champoussin
AG2R Citroën Team
5 pt
10 Harm Vanhoucke
Lotto Soudal
3 pt
1 Georg Steinhauser
Germany
6:10:39
2 Clément Champoussin
AG2R Citroën Team
0:22
3 Mattias Skjelmose Jensen
Trek - Segafredo
0:22
4 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:22
5 Quinn Simmons
Trek - Segafredo
0:22
6 Andreas Kron
Lotto Soudal
0:22
7 Marco Brenner
Team DSM
1:44
8 Jakob Geßner
Germany
1:44
9 Jhojan García Sosa
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
1:44
10 Antonio Tiberi
Trek - Segafredo
1:44
33 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25:05
1 Lotto Soudal 18:32:41
2 Groupama - FDJ 0:00
3 AG2R Citroën Team 1:44
4 Trek - Segafredo 1:44
5 Team DSM 1:44
6 Germany 1:44
7 Team TotalEnergies 3:06
8 France 3:06
9 Gazprom - RusVelo 3:06
10 Array 3:06

Top results

1 Georg Zimmermann
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
3:05:42
2 Michael Storer
Team DSM
0:00
3 Harm Vanhoucke
Lotto Soudal
0:00
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