Alexis Guerin defends third place in the overall ranking!
Alexis Guerin defends third place in the overall ranking of the Tour Savoie Mont Blanc UCI 2.2 with rank six on the queen’s stage!
The longest stage today from Aix le Bains to Notre Dame du Pre over 143 kilometers was, in addition to hot temperatures, salted with almost 3000 meters of altitude. The decision, as many predicted, will be made at the final climb to Notre Dame du Pre at 1270 meters. This is how it should be.
At the beginning, a few outliers determine the race. From half-way through, the two teams of B&B Hotels Vital Concept around Pierre Rolland and the Vorarlberg Santic team take over the pace work. Then the attack by Pierre Rolland, which sits. The top of the field splinters in the elimination race for the stage win. Alexis Guerin is also at the top, but has to pay tribute to yesterday’s attack. The American Gavin Mannion from the US Pro Continental Team Rally, ahead of Cepeda (Androni-Sidermec) and van Gils (Lotto-Soudal), wins the hammer-hard final.
Alexis Guerin is sixth, one minute behind. Roland Thalmann breaks in due to the heat in the final – a shame for the hard-fighting Swiss rider.
Team Vorarlberg Santic rider Guerin in the overall classification in third place before the final stage!
Pierre Rolland is defending the yellow jersey today and is now ahead of Belgian van Gils (+ 1min 20sec) and Alexis Guerin (2min 20sec).
Tomorrow there is only one motto. “All in” for the podium on the last stage of the 22-kilometer individual mountain time trial!
Squad: Roland Thalmann, Colin Stüssi, Alexis Guerin, Lukas Meiler, Jack Burke, Johannes Schinnagel
Info about the race: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/tour-des-pays-de-savoie/2020/overview
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