Alexey Lutsenko takes solo victory in stage 6 of Tour de France, Adam Yates keeps Yellow Jersey
Sep 03 2020 10:51 pm CET

Alexey Lutsenko takes solo victory in stage 6 of Tour de France, Adam Yates keeps Yellow Jersey
Alexey Lutsenko takes solo victory in stage 6 of Tour de France, Adam Yates keeps Yellow Jersey
Astana

Astana's Alexey Lutsenko has crossed the finish line of the sixth stage at the Tour de France by himself, taking his first victory ever in the French race.

The sixth stage of the French race was 191 kilometres long between Le Teil and Mont Aigual over a route that included heavy climbs that had the potential of making a difference in the General Classification. A group of eight riders -that included Nicholas Roche (Sunweb), Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team), Nielson Powless (EF Pro Cycing), Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) and Jesus Herrada (Cofidis)- created the breakaway of the day while Mitchelton-Scott took control of the pace of the pack to keep the Yellow Jersey of Adam Yates.

During the penultimate stage, Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) launched an attack while behind him Ineos took the front of the pack. With 17 kilometres to go, Lutsenko changed the pace and went away on his own, building a gap of more than three minites with the peloton.

At four kilometres from the finish line, Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) sufferd a mechanical but managed to make his return to the main group. Lutsenko managed to cross the finish line on his own, while behind him Herrada did in the second place.

In the pack, Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) launched an attack and was the first to arrive to the finish, crossing the line in the fifth position. Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) arrived with the favourites and kept the lead of the General Classification.






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