9 August 2020 - Pro Race
Presented by : CC Plaine de l'Ain
The Spectator's Guide
145 km (90 mi)
+3,562 m (11,687 ft)
11:05 am CEST
2:53 pm CEST (estim.)
4 racing highlights
KM 34.8Entrée Parcours 15ème étape TDF 2020
KM 80.5GPM - Montée de la Selle de Fromentelle (Cat. 1)
KM 99GPM - Col de la Biche (Cat. 1)
KM 144.5GPM - Arrivée Col du Grand Colombier (Cat. HC)
Stage Top 5
|Primoz ROGLIC (TJV)||4:06:24|
|Egan BERNAL (INS)||+4|
|Nairo QUINTANA (ARK)||+6|
|4||Guillaume MARTIN (COF)||+8|
|5||Richie PORTE (TFS)||+15|
General Classification Top 5
|Primoz ROGLIC (TJV)||11:21:12|
|2||Egan BERNAL (INS)||+18|
|3||Nairo QUINTANA (ARK)||+28|
|4||Steven KRUIJSWIJK (TJV)||+56|
|5||George BENNET (TJV)||+1:27|
Team Classification Top 3
The last stage of the Tour de l’Ain only confirmed the domination of the Jumbo-Visma throughout the three days of the race. Primoz Roglic only served to solidify his status as one of the main favourites in the Tour de France. The Slovenian of the Jumbo-Visma team, who had already won the second stage on Saturday, did it again on Sunday with a masterful demonstration to cross the finish line as winner at the top of the Col du Grand Colombier. He was ahead of Egan Bernal and Nairo Quintana, sending a very strong message three weeks before the start of the Grande Boucle.
The stage, with its triptych, ascent of the Selle de Fromentel, Col de la Biche and Grand Colombier, an almost identical copy of the 15th stage of the Tour, took place in blazing heat. It was the Ineos team of Colombian rider Egan Bernal, second in the general standings, who for a long time dictated the pace of the day’s race, the gap with the Dutch team was too great today. While we could have expected attacks quite early on, especially from the Col de la Biche, the peloton set a hell of a pace right from the start. In these conditions, the breakaway of the day (eleven men at the front), never could breathe and even broke up at the top of the climb of the Selle de Fromentel (first difficulty of the day).
Andrea Bagioli (Deceuninck), young Italian hopeful and winner of the first stage and Julien Bernard (Trek Segafredo), wearing the polka dot jersey, were the last two survivors. What’s next? A mano a mano between the men from Ineos and the Jumbo-Visma to take the leaders to Grand Colombier. In this final, 17.7 km climb to the finish, Bernal seemed to mark time and again in the face of the immense work of the men in yellow (they were still four at 7 km from the summit). A bluff, since the last winner of the Tour de France still placed a banner shortly after the red flame. Distrustful, Roglic didn’t fall into the trap and first followed the attack … Before placing a fatal counter-attack.
Second in the first stage and already winner yesterday, Primoz Roglic doubled the lead with another stage victory and above all the overall win in this Tour de l’Ain 2020. A logical and deserved success for the man who now stands out as one of the great favourites in the Tour de France, especially if he finds himself surrounded as well as on the roads of the Ain.
Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Vismo) dominated the event right to the end, winning on Sunday at the top of the Col du Grand Colombier on the third and final stage to confirm his first place in the overall classification. The Slovenian edged out Colombians Egan Bernal (Ineos) and Nairo Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic).
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CHAMPOUSSIN Clément - AG2R LA MONDIALE
PARET PEINTRE Aurélien - AG2R LA MONDIALE
TAARAMAE Rein - TOTAL DIRECT ENERGIE
BURGAUDEAU Mathieu - TOTAL DIRECT ENERGIE
GEOGHEGAN HART Tao - TEAM INEOS
RIABUSHENKO Aleksandr - UAE TEAM EMIRATES
HODEG CHAGUI Alvaro Jose - DECEUNINCK - QUICK - STEP
VAN LERBERGHE Bert - DECEUNINCK - QUICK - STEP
PERICHON Pierre Luc - COFIDIS
VIVIANI Attilio - COFIDIS
ZIMMERMANN Georg - CCC TEAM
SCHMIDT WÜRTZ Mads - ISRAEL START - UP NATION
OOMEN Sam - TEAM SUNWEB
GAUTIER Cyril - B&B HOTELS - VITAL CONCEPT P / B KTM
SLAGTER Tom-Jelte - B&B HOTELS - VITAL CONCEPT P / B KTM
DOUBEY Fabien - CIRCUS - WANTY GOBERT
EIKING Odd Christian - CIRCUS - WANTY GOBERT
VAN MELSEN Kevin - CIRCUS - WANTY GOBERT
DERNIES Tom - NATURA4EVER - ROUBAIX - LILLE METROPOLE
LEVEAU Jérémy - NATURA4EVER - ROUBAIX - LILLE METROPOLE
MALDONADO Anthony - ST MICHEL - AUBER 93
PAILLOT Yoann - ST MICHEL - AUBER 93
CONSTANTIN Baptiste - ST MICHEL - AUBER 93
IMBODEN Simon - EQUIPE DE SUISSE
IMHOF Claudio - EQUIPE DE SUISSE
PAKALSKI Henrik - EQUIPE D`ALLEMAGNE
RÖBER Dominik - EQUIPE D`ALLEMAGNE
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