Tour of Valencia 2020: Groenewegen sprints to GC lead on stage 1

Dylan Groenewegen 2020 - Tour of Valencia 2020: Groenewegen sprints to GC lead on stage 1The 1st stage of the Tour of Valencia comes down to a fast finishers showdown with Dylan Groenewegen outsprinting Fabio Jakobsen and Alexander Kristoff. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 1st stage Tour of Valencia 2020

1. Dylan Groenewegen (nld)
2. Fabio Jakobsen (nld) s.t.
3. Alexander Kristoff (nor) s.t.
4. Ben Swift (gbr) s.t.
5. Juan José Lobato (spa) s.t.
6. Jon Aberasturi (spa) s.t.
7. John Degenkolb (ger) s.t.
8. Luka Mezgec (slo) s.t.
9. Iván García (spa) s.t.
10. Lawrence Naesen (bel) s.t.

GC after stage 1
1. Dylan Groenewegen (nld)
2. Fabio Jakobsen (nld) s.t.
3. Alexander Kristoff (nor) s.t.
4. Ben Swift (gbr) s.t.
5. Juan José Lobato (spa) s.t.
6. Jon Aberasturi (spa) s.t.
7. John Degenkolb (ger) s.t.
8. Luka Mezgec (slo) s.t.
9. Iván García (spa) s.t.
10. Lawrence Naesen (bel) s.t.

Race report
A breakaway of four takes shape after 5 kilometres. Scaroni, Sevilla, Irizar and Beullens race to a lead of 3 minutes before the peloton takes control.

Sevilla and Scaroni are the last men standing when they are caught inside the last 10 kilometres.

The race comes down to a bunch sprint with Fabio Jakobsen in perfect position, but Dylan Groenewegen pips him to the line with an ultimate jump. Alexander Kristoff finishes in third.

Obviously, Groenewegen is the first GC leader.

Another interesting read: route 1st stage 2020 Tour of Valencia.

Tour of Valencia 2020 stage 1: routes, profiles, more

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