Benelux Tour 2021: Colbrelli solos into leader’s jersey in Ardennes

Sonny Colbrelli - Benelux Tour 2021: Colbrelli solos into leader's jersey in Ardennesimage: Cor VosSonny Colbrelli solos to victory in the Ardennes stage at the Benelux Tour. Matej Mohoric wins the seven-up sprint for the second place ahead of Jasper Stuyven, while Colbrelli is the new race leader. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 6th stage Benelux Tour 2021

1. Sonny Colbrelli (ita)
2. Matej Mohoric (slo) + 0.42
3. Jasper Stuyven (bel) s.t.
4. Tiesj Benoot (bel) s.t.
5. Victor Campenaerts (bel) s.t.
6. Tim Wellens (bel) s.t.
7. Marc Hirschi (swi) s.t.
8. Tom Dumoulin (nld) s.t.
9. Nikias Arndt (ger) + 1.02
9. Gianni Vermeersch (bel) s.t.

GC after stage 5
1. Sonny Colbrelli (ita)
2. Matej Mohoric (slo) + 0.51
3. Victor Campenaerts (bel) + 0.53
4. Stefan Küng (swi) + 1.07
5. Luke Durbridge (aus) + 1.09
6. Tim Wellens (bel) s.t.
7. Tiesj Benoot (bel) + 1.13
8. Jasper Stuyven + 1.16
9. Mike Teunissen (nld) + 1.40
10. Kasper Asgreen (den) + 1.42

Race report
Jonas Rickaert and Geraint Thomas slip away after 10 kilometres of hard racing. The duo puts 7 minutes into the peloton.

Rickaert is brought back as soon as the riders enter the Houffalize circuit. Thomas forges on alone after the Côte de Saint-Roch before he is brought back when Mohoric, Colbrelli and Hirschi attack. The three open up a 1 minute gap.

Colbrelli heads out alone shortly before Dumoulin and Campenaerts rejoin the other two. Wellens, Stuyven and Benoot bridge across also.

Colbrelli gains three times a bonus of 3 seconds in the Golden Kilometre en he powers on to victory. He moves into the overall race lead also.

Another interesting read: route 6th stage 2021 Benelux Tour.

Benelux Tour 2021 – stage 6: routes, profiles, more

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