Tour de France

Stage 6) Le Teil - Mont Aigoual

FR France, Thursday 03 September 2020
191 km

Tour de France: Cavagna in the break on quiet day for the GC

Tour de France: Cavagna in the break on quiet day for the GC

A Tour de France debutant, Rémi Cavagna instigated the day’s main move on stage 6, which quickly swelled to eight riders, all far behind on the general classification. The French ITT Champion, who in the previous days worked ceaselessly at the head of the bunch, dug deep in the break, helping the group stretch out their advantage to six minutes going into Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort, where the intermediate sprint was placed.

There, Sam Bennett emerged as the fastest from the peloton, taking his lead in the green jersey standings to 12 points and ensuring himself another day at the top of this standings, thus matching the feat of compatriot Stephen Roche at the 1987 edition.

“Wearing this jersey today was amazing, a lovely experience. People applauded me, I heard my name being yelled out as the stage progressed, and to see all this support was just beautiful. Coming into the Tour it wasn’t a goal, but it would be a huge honour to win it. I know it’s still a long way to Paris and a lot of work has to be put in to conquer this jersey, but I will take it day by day and see what happens”, Sam said after his first day in green.

At the front, the hard-working Rémi featured in the break until with three kilometers to the top of Col de la Lusette, a tough first-category climb making just its second appearance on Le Tour, when a series of attacks disrupted the concord between the escapees. Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) took off from the group and prevailed on Mont Aigoual, where he arrived some three minutes clear of a 30-man peloton, from where Julian Alaphilippe executed a late attack to snatch back a few seconds.

The only Frenchman to sport the yellow jersey at this edition, Julian remains the best-placed Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider in the rankings ahead of the Pyrenees, which are just around the corner, albeit lacking a summit finish this year.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele / Getty Images

Race details

1 Alexey Lutsenko
Astana Pro Team
4:32:34
2 Jesús Herrada López
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
0:55
3 Greg Van Avermaet
CCC Team
2:15
4 Neilson Powless
EF Pro Cycling
2:17
5 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:52
6 Bauke Mollema
Trek - Segafredo
2:53
7 Michał Kwiatkowski
INEOS Grenadiers
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8 Egan Bernal Gómez
INEOS Grenadiers
,,
9 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
,,
10 Adam Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
,,
48 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
61 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9:13
90 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
97 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25:01
107 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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159 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
169 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Adam Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
27:03:57
2 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:03
3 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
0:07
4 Guillaume Martin
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
0:09
5 Egan Bernal Gómez
INEOS Grenadiers
0:13
6 Tom Dumoulin
Team Jumbo-Visma
,,
7 Esteban Chaves Rubio
Mitchelton-Scott
,,
8 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Team Arkéa Samsic
,,
9 Romain Bardet
AG2R La Mondiale
,,
10 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
,,
16 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:15
52 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
16:13
80 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
41:50
104 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
58:52
113 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:03:39
114 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:03:53
150 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:18:20
156 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:19:08
1 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
129 pt
2 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
117 pt
3 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
93 pt
4 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
75 pt
5 Matteo Trentin
CCC Team
71 pt
6 Bryan Coquard
70 pt
7 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
64 pt
8 Cees Bol
Team Sunweb
62 pt
9 Giacomo Nizzolo
NTT Pro Cycling
61 pt
10 Alexey Lutsenko
Astana Pro Team
56 pt
14 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
41 pt
49 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
52 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11 pt
1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
27:04:04
2 Egan Bernal Gómez
INEOS Grenadiers
0:06
3 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
0:15
4 Sergio Higuita García
EF Pro Cycling
0:34
5 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Pro Cycling
4:18
6 Harold Tejada Canacue
Astana Pro Team
15:48
7 Neilson Powless
EF Pro Cycling
22:09
8 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
27:24
9 Marc Hirschi
Team Sunweb
27:57
10 Niklas Eg
Trek - Segafredo
30:38
13 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
58:45
15 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:03:32
1 Benoît Cosnefroy
AG2R La Mondiale
23 pt
2 Michael Gogl
NTT Pro Cycling
12 pt
3 Nicolas Roche
Team Sunweb
11 pt
4 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
10 pt
5 Alexey Lutsenko
Astana Pro Team
10 pt
6 Jesús Herrada López
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
9 pt
7 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
8 pt
8 Greg Van Avermaet
CCC Team
7 pt
9 Quentin Pacher
6 pt
10 Guillaume Martin
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
6 pt
12 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
20 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2 pt
1 EF Pro Cycling 81:12:37
2 Trek - Segafredo 1:16
3 Team Jumbo-Visma 1:29
4 Astana Pro Team 2:16
5 Bahrain - McLaren 2:40
6 Movistar Team 2:50
7 UAE-Team Emirates 4:41
8 Groupama - FDJ 5:36
9 INEOS Grenadiers 6:23
10 AG2R La Mondiale 7:14

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