Giro d'Italia - Arnaud Demare: I had good legs but also some luck on my side
Oct 07 2020 04:13 am CET

Giro d'Italia - Arnaud Demare: I had good legs but also some luck on my side
Giro d'Italia - Arnaud Demare: I had good legs but also some luck on my side
Photo of Arnaud Demare by Groupama-FDJ

French national champion Arnau Demare has won the fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia after a sprint in which he beat Peter Sagan and Davide Ballerini by centimetres.

The fourth day of competition in the Italian grand tour was bound to finish in a bunch sprint and that's exactly how it developed. The fast sprint was contested between Demare, Sagan and Ballerini and the photo-finished determined that the French champion beat the competition by mere centimetres.

"After I crossed the finish line I was not sure I had won," said Demare. "I saw Ballerini celebrating, so I thought I was second and could not celebrate until my success was made official on the podium. I am super happy.

"It was a special finish, we wanted to keep the high speed at the front as (Fernando) Gaviria and (Elia) Viviani were 25-30 seconds behind. In the final kilometre, teammate Miles Scotson accelerated very fast and tried to go solo, Cofidis had then to work catch him and I could save some precious energy for the final sprint. Today I had good legs but also some luck on my side."




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