Tour Poitou-Charentes en Nouvelle Aquitaine

Stage 1) Montmoreau - Royan

FR France, Thursday 27 August 2020
199.9 km

Hodeg takes white jersey in Poitou-Charentes opener

Hodeg takes white jersey in Poitou-Charentes opener

Alvaro Hodeg came again close to breaking the ice this season, only to be denied after the jury had to resort to the photo finish at the end of the 199.9km-long stage 1 of Tour Poitou-Charentes, between Montmoreau and Royan.

After a tumultuous first 50 kilometers, which witnessed countless attacks of the riders that were keen on spending the day in the breakaway, three men finally managed to get clear and forge a five-minute maximum advantage. Deceuninck – Quick-Step was one of the teams to control the gap, the likes of Iljo Keisse and Stijn Steels making sure that the trio up the road lived on borrowed time.

Inside the final ten kilometers, just as they left behind the last intermediate sprint of the day, the escapees were reabsorbed by the peloton, where our team continued to remain a prominent presence. Shane Archbold and Bert Van Lerberghe provided a strong lead-out train to Alvaro, who kicked out with 200 meters to go and delivered a strong sprint, being beaten into second only by Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ) by a tire-width.

This result garnered Hodeg a trip to the podium, where the 23-year-old Colombian collected the race’s first best young rider jersey: “The team did a great job, were always at the front, and protected me in the crosswinds. Then, going into the last kilometers, they delivered a perfect lead-out, but perhaps I waited a bit too much. It was my first sprint since February, and despite not winning, I am confident, because the legs are good and the confidence is there.”

 

Photo credit: ©Luc Claessen / Getty Images

Race details

1 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
4:59:58
2 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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3 Alexander Krieger
Alpecin-Fenix
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4 Attilio Viviani
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
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5 Andrea Vendrame
AG2R La Mondiale
,,
6 Tosh Van der Sande
Lotto Soudal
,,
7 Jordan Levasseur
Natura4Ever - Roubaix Lille Métropole
,,
8 Matteo Malucelli
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
,,
9 Tom Devriendt
Circus - Wanty Gobert
,,
10 Riccardo Minali
NIPPO DELKO One Provence
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36 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
47 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
88 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:22
93 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:47
97 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:10
1 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
4:59:48
2 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:04
3 Silvan Dillier
AG2R La Mondiale
0:05
4 Joey Rosskopf
CCC Team
,,
5 Alexander Krieger
Alpecin-Fenix
0:06
6 Benjamin Thomas
Groupama - FDJ
0:09
7 Zhandos Bizhigitov
Astana Pro Team
,,
8 Attilio Viviani
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
0:10
9 Andrea Vendrame
AG2R La Mondiale
,,
10 Tosh Van der Sande
Lotto Soudal
,,
38 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
49 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
88 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:32
93 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:57
97 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:20
1 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
25 pt
2 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
20 pt
3 Alexander Krieger
Alpecin-Fenix
16 pt
4 Attilio Viviani
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
14 pt
5 Andrea Vendrame
AG2R La Mondiale
12 pt
6 Tosh Van der Sande
Lotto Soudal
10 pt
7 Jordan Levasseur
Natura4Ever - Roubaix Lille Métropole
9 pt
8 Matteo Malucelli
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
8 pt
9 Tom Devriendt
Circus - Wanty Gobert
7 pt
10 Silvan Dillier
AG2R La Mondiale
6 pt
1 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:59:52
2 Attilio Viviani
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
0:06
3 Orluis Aular Sanabria
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
,,
4 Tobias Kongstad Moch
Riwal Securitas Cycling Team
,,
5 Luca Mozzato
,,
6 Ben Tulett
Alpecin-Fenix
,,
7 Dorian Godon
AG2R La Mondiale
,,
8 Florian Maitre
Team Total Direct Energie
,,
9 Thibault Guernalec
Team Arkéa Samsic
,,
10 Yevgeniy Gidich
Astana Pro Team
,,
14 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
1 Harm Vanhoucke
Lotto Soudal
16 pt
2 Héctor Sáez Benito
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
8 pt
3 Silvan Dillier
AG2R La Mondiale
6 pt
4 Joey Rosskopf
CCC Team
6 pt
5 Diego Lopez Fuentes
Euskaltel - Euskadi
3 pt
6 Hugo Page
Groupama - FDJ
1 pt
7 Zhandos Bizhigitov
Astana Pro Team
1 pt
8 Florian Maitre
Team Total Direct Energie
1 pt
1 AG2R La Mondiale 14:59:54
2 Alpecin-Fenix ,,
3 CCC Team ,,
4 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA ,,
5 Deceuninck - Quick Step ,,
6 Riwal Securitas Cycling Team ,,
7 Team Total Direct Energie ,,
8 Array ,,
9 Astana Pro Team ,,
10 Circus - Wanty Gobert ,,

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