Route d’Occitanie 2020: Bryan Coquard sprints to leader’s jersey

The Route d'Occitanie opens on a lumpy route, but since the finale is flat the sprinters have it their way. Bryan Coquard outguns Elia Viviani and Sonny Colbrelli. Obviously, the French rider is the first GC leader. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 1st stage Route d’Occitanie

1. Bryan Coquard (fra)
2. Elia Viviani (ita) s.t.
3. Sonny Colbrelli (ita) s.t.
4. Andrea Pasqualon (ita) s.t.
5. Clément Venturini (fra) s.t.
6. Egan Bernal (col) s.t.
7. Josef Cerny (cze) s.t.
8. Romain Bardet (fra) s.t.
9. Anthony Maldonado (fra) s.t.
10. Nick van der Lijke (nld) s.t.

GC after stage 1
1. Bryan Coquard (fra)
2. Elia Viviani (ita) + 0.04
3. Lilian Calmejane (fra) + 0.05
4. Sonny Colbrelli (ita) + 0.06
5. Andreas Kron (den) + 0.09
6. Andrea Pasqualon (ita) + 0.10
7. Clément Venturini (fra) s.t.
8. Egan Bernal (col) s.t.
9. Josef Cerny (cze) s.t.
10. Romain Bardet (fra) s.t.

Race report
The breakaway, featuring Lilian Calmejane, Théo Delacroix, Andreas Lorentz, Antonio Angulo and Marti Márquez, races to a lead of more than 5 minutes in the hilly first half of the race.

The attackers are brought back inside the last 15 kilometres.

Bryan Coquard outguns Elia Viviani and Sonny Colbrelli in the ensuing sprint.

Another interesting read: route stage 1 Route d’Occitanie 2020.

Route d’Occitanie 2020 stage 1: routes, profiles

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Bryan CoquardRoute d'Occitanie 2020

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