Primoz Roglic moves to stage 4 of the Tour de France: mobile coverage updated daily

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By Nat Bromhead | September 2, 2020

Wednesday September 2

Former Jumbo-Visma ski jumping champion Primoz Roglic showed he is a Tour de France favorite by winning the fourth stage of the race overnight.

Still bandaged from his accident at Criterium of Dauphiné, tThe Slovenian champion has hinted that his best is yet to come. “I come back again… every day I feel better,” he told Eurosport after the stage victory.

Solidly supported by his super team, Jumbo-Visma set a high pace in the climb with Wout van Aert leading the peloton. The Belgian rider was phenomenal in preparing the ground for Sepp Kuss to complete Roglic’s job. Pogacar crossed the finish line in second place while Martin who had tried to anticipate the sprint finished in third place.

Fifth on the other side of the line, the Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe remains in the yellow jersey after the fourth stage, Roglic rising to third place.

General classification after stage 4

  1. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick – Step) en 18h07’04  »
  2. Adam Yates (Mitchelton – Scoot) à 4  »
  3. Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo – Visma) at 7 »
Jumbo-Visma’s Primoz Roglic showed he was back in Tour winner form after reaching the top of Stage 4.

Tuesday September 1

Caleb Ewan won the third stage of the Tour de France, the Australian sprinter beating Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-Quick Step), Giacomo Nizzolo (NTT) and Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) on the other side of the line in Sisteron.

Battling many factors including the loss of two race teammates, the fall of Stage 1 and the end of the last stage of Stage 2, Ewan added victory to his three stage wins in the 2019 event.

“In the last mile I was a bit too far ahead,” said Ewan. “So I got back into the wheels a bit and then it gave me a bit of time just to rest my legs a bit… In the end it worked perfectly. “

Ewan, 26, said the victory helped prove that last year’s three stage wins were no fluke.

“I hope to come back for more years and continue to win. We have to seize all possible sprinting opportunities because they are quite rare this year. “

Frenchman Julian Alaphillippe retains the yellow jersey as the riders rest before the fourth 165 km stage. First arrival at the top of the 2020 Tour, the stage includes more than 3000 m of ascent over 5 categorized climbs.

Caleb Ewan crosses the finish line by winning stage 3 of the Tour de France 2020. Image: Sirotti.

General classification after stage 3

  1. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick – Step) en 13h59’17  »
  2. Adam Yates (Mitchelton – Scott), à 4  »
  3. Marc Hirschi (Team Sunweb), at 7 »

Monday August 31

julien Alaphilippe of Deceuninck-Quick Step wins the second stage of the Tour de France and takes the lead overall. No stranger to yellow, Alaphilippe led the Tour de France for fourteen days in 2019.

Le cavalier Wolfpack had his fifth stage victory in the Tour de France in Nice after launching a powerful and perfectly executed attack on the final climb of the stage of 4000 meters of vertical drop. He outclassed rookie Marc Hirschi (Team Sunweb) on the line, also overtaking the sprint of third breakaway runner Adam Yates (Mitchelton – Scott).

The Tour continues this evening with the third stage of 198 km. Lumpy but not mountainous, the stage is one for sprinters with a quick 40 km final. It will be broadcast via the GCN Racepass app from 8:50 p.m. and SBS TV from 9:30 p.m.

GENERAL INDIVIDUAL CLASSIFICATION STEP 2

  1. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Fast – Stage) in 8h41’35 »
  2. Adam Yates (Mitchelton – Scott), à 4  »
  3. Marc Hirschi (Team Sunweb), at 7 »
Lumpy in the middle but fast over the last 45 kilometers, stage 3 will be one for the sprinters.

Sunday August 30

The late 2020 Tour de France opening stage has perfectly illustrated the tumultuous year so far, with numerous crashes, a neutral zone driven by the peloton and an upset winner of the spectacular Nice stage.

Veteran sprinter Alexander Kristoff took to the stage, hours after Lizzie Deignan claimed a thwarted victory in the women’s event in a symbolic 96 km stage of organizer, La Course.

A victorious Kristoff crosses the line in Nice.

Alexander Kristoff of the UAE Emirates team won the sprint by beating world champions Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) and Cees Bol (Team Sunweb). This is his fourth stage victory in the Tour de France after two in 2014 and the decisive stage in Paris in 2018. The 33-year-old is the second Norwegian to take the yellow jersey after Thor Hushovd.

Caleb Ewan was a stage favorite but finished 19th after being caught in several crashes. But at least he finished, others weren’t so lucky including his teammate John Degenkolb who missed the time and is out of the 2020 Tour.

“Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose… today I lost everything…” Degenkolb wrote. “Everything I worked and trained for in this 2020 special. An accident took us, Caleb Ewan, me and a lot of other riders on the wet ground and destroyed all my dreams. Destroyed my Tour on the first day with open knees with which I could end a lot of pain on the stage, alone, with a delay of more than 18 minutes but obviously I’m far from the allotted time. Sure, it’s frustrating but it’s the brutal reality of cycling. “

Deignan does two out of two

In sensational form less than two years after giving birth to her daughter, Trek Segafredo’s Lizzie Deignan won the 96 km La Course.

“It’s phenomenal! Sometimes when you train hard and things don’t go the way you want them to, it’s frustrating, ”said Deignan. “In the end, it looks like luck is on our side. Being part of Trek-Segafredo is the best feeling – it’s a team victory! ”

Deignan managed to push off Annemiek van Vleuten and Marianne Vos during the thrilling finish.

Trek Segafredo star Lizzie Deignan on the catwalk in Nice – she gave birth to her daughter in September 2018.

“I was just relieved to have won it. What a performance of Trek-Segafredo today! Each driver played their part and Elisa and I really had to wait for the final, ”said Deignan, praising the team. “Elisa did the perfect job and forced Marianne to sprint early, and I took advantage of that.

“I think I had two of the best sprinters in the world in the car, [Team directors and former riders] Ina-Yoko Teutenberg and Giorgia Bronzini both beat Marianne Vos in many sprints so I got the best advice and their advice was “patience” and I followed it. ”

Deignan’s second victory in five days after winning the Plouay GP (August 25) gave the Briton the lead in the UCI Women’s WorldTour ranking. “It’s a nice surprise! Added Deignan. “I can’t wait to wear [the leader’s jersey], it’s always an honor. ”

The Tour continues with stage 2 tonight, a difficult 187 km stage that includes over 4000 m of climbing. It will be broadcast via the GCN Racepass app from 8:50 p.m. and SBS TV from 9:30 p.m.



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