Tour de France 2020: Hirschi solos to glory, Roglic keeps maillot jaune

Marc Hirschi attacks on the last climb of the 12th stage. The young Swiss crowns a 30 kilometres solo with an impressive victory. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 12th stage Tour de France 2020

1. Marc Hirschi (swi)
2. Pierre Rolland (fra) + 0.47
3. Søren Kragh Andersen (den) + 0.52
4. Quentin Pacher (fra) s.t.
5. Jesús Herrada (spa) s.t.
6. Maximilian Schachmann (ger) s.t.
7. Hugo Houle (can) s.t.
8. Sébastien Reichenbach (swi) s.t.
9. Kenny Elissonde (fra) + 0.56
10. Nicholas Roche (irl) s.t.

GC after stage 12
1. Primoz Roglic (slo)
2. Egan Bernal (col) + 0.21
3. Guillaume Martin (fra) + 0.28
4. Romain Bardet (fra) + 0.30
5. Nairo Quintana (col) + 0.32
6. Rigoberto Uran (col) s.t.
7. Tadej Pogacar (slo) + 0.44
8. Adam Yates (gbr) + 1.02
9. Miguel Ángel López (col) + 1.15
10. Mikel Landa (spa) + 1.42

11. Richie Porte (aus) + 1.53
12. Enric Mas (spa) + 2.02
13. Bauke Mollema (nld) + 2.31
14. Tom Dumoulin (nld) + 3.22
15. Richard Carapaz (ecu) + 3.42

Race report
Imanol Erviti, Luis Léon Sánchez, Nils Politt and Max Walscheid open up a gap after 8 kilometres of frantic racing. Mathieu Burgaudeau and Kasper Asgreen go after them and track them down after a long chase. The lead of the six never exceeds 3 minutes.

Asgreen and Erviti are the remaining attackers with 50 kilometres to go, but not for long. A group with Kragh Andersen, Benoot and Hirschi is chasing.

The race tilt on the Côte de la Croix du Prey. Soler is the first rider over the top. A group with Benoot, Hirschi, Kragh Andersen, Schachmann and Pacher bridges across.

Hirschi heads out alone on the Suc au May, while Alaphilippe attacks in the peloton. The young Swiss is the first rider over the top, 20 seconds ahead of Soler and Schachmann with the group Alaphilippe 20 more seconds behind.

Hirschi extends his lead in the descent and solos to the win.

The GC remains unchanged, so Roglic stays in yellow.

Other interesting reads:
KOM classification
points classification

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