News | Tirreno-Adriatico | Tour de France • September 9, 2020
Henao up in the mix at Tirreno-Adriatico / Pogačar solid in hectic Tour stage
Colombian 6th in uphill kick to the line / Kristoff 13th in bunch gallop
Sergio Henao finished in 6th place, coming home in an elite front group on stage 3 of Tirreno-Adriatico (WT), which was won by Michael Woods (EF).
The race was decided on the brutally steep Poggio Murella, where Woods went clear with Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe).
Henao: “It was a very hard stage above all because of the heat and the race distance. There was a tough pace set by EF. Bjerg did a great job to get me in place at the bottom of the Poggio Murella. Two guys got away over the top but I managed to form a strong chasing group behind and we didn’t lose much time. We’re quite pleased and I’m feeling strong, which bodes well for the next few days.”
Henao now sits 6th on GC, 30’’ behind new race leader Michael Woods.
Tomorrow will see the race continue from Terni to Cascia (194k) which is set to be a selective day with hills coming thick and fast in the closing part of the stage.
Pogačar solid in hectic Tour stage
Meanwhile, on stage 11 of the Tour de France, Tadej Pogačar had a straightforward day in the peloton, safely arriving to the finish in what was a day for the sprinters.
Team sprinter Alexander Kristoff, who had been protecting Pogačar for much of the day, came home in 13th place, just getting boxed in towards the final meters. The stage was won by Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal).
Pogačar keeps his place in the top 10 safe, currently standing in 7th, 44’’ off the lead held by his compatriot Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma).
Tomorrow the race will gently ease back into the hills with a rolling day from Chauvigny to Sarran (218km) on what will be the longest stage of this year’s Tour de France.
Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 3 results:
1.Michael Woods (EF) 5:19:46
2.Rafal Majka (Bora hansgrohe) @1″
3.Wilco Keldermann (Sunweb) @20″
6. Sergio Henao (UAE Team Emirates) “
Tirreno-Adriatico GC after stage 3:
1.Michael Woods (EF) 13:19:24
2.Rafal Majka (Bora hansgrohe) @5″
3.Wilco Keldermann (Sunweb) @26″
6. Sergio Henao (UAE Team Emirates) @30″
Tour de France stage 11 results:
1.Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) 4:00:01
2.Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-Quick step) ”
3.Wout Van Aert (Jumbo Visma) ”
13.Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) “
Tour de France GC after stage 11:
1.Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma)
2.Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenandiers) @21’’
3.Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) @28’’
7.Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) @44”