Tour de l’Ain 2020: Bagioli outsprints Roglic to take GC lead

Andrea Bagioli - Tour de l'Ain 2020: Bagioli outsprints Roglic to take GC leadThe 1st stage of the Tour de l'Ain boils down to a thrilling finale. Primoz Roglic puts pressure on his opponents, but Andrea Bagioli outguns him in the sprint. Obviously, the young Italian is the first GC leader. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 1st stage Tour de l’Ain

1. Andrea Bagioli (ita)
2. Primoz Roglic (slo) s.t.
3. Stefan Bissegger (swi) s.t.
4. Tom Dumoulin (nld) s.t.
5. Erik Fetter (hun) s.t.
6. Giacomo Garavaglia (ita) s.t.
7. Guillaume Martin (fra) s.t.
8. João Almeida (por) s.t.
9. Bauke Mollema (nld) s.t.
10. Valerio Conti (ita) s.t.

GC after stage 1
1. Andrea Bagioli (ita)
2. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 0.04
3. Stefan Bissegger (swi) + 0.06
4. Tom Dumoulin (nld) + 0.10
5. Erik Fetter (hun) s.t.
6. Giacomo Garavaglia (ita) s.t.
7. Guillaume Martin (fra) s.t.
8. João Almeida (por) s.t.
9. Bauke Mollema (nld) s.t.
10. Valerio Conti (ita) s.t.

Race report
After a flurry of attacks, Michal Paluta, Alexis Brunel, Ivan Centrone and Martin Salmon make it into the breakaway. The quartet races to a lead of almost 3 minutes before the peloton takes them on a leash.

Paluta goes alone with 16 kilometres remaning, while his team mate Zimmermann bridges across to him with Salmon in his wheel. Zimmermann pushes on, still with Salmon as his shadow.

It all comes together inside the last 10 kilometres.

Primoz Roglic speeds up on a modest climb in the finale. The peloton strings out and pure sprinters are dropped.

Tom Dumoulin leads-out Roglic on the uphill home straight before Andrea Bagioli gets the better of the Slovenian champion with an ultimate jump.

The 21-year old Italian is the first GC leader.

Another interesting read: route 1st stage 2020 Tour de l’Ain.

Tour de l’Ain 2020 stage 1: route, profile

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Tour de l'Ain 2020Andrea Bagioli


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