News | Tour de l'Ain | Tour de Pologne • August 9, 2020
Tour of Poland: Philipsen 5th in the sprint, Ulissi 5th in the standings
Aru top 10 in final standings at Tour de l'Ain
UAE Team Emirates were to the fore of the last stage of the Tour de Pologne (188 km Zakopane-Krakow) and in the final standings also.
The final stage was won by Davide Ballerini (Deceuninck-QuickStep) at the end of a long and hard-fought sprint, in which Jasper Philipsen took 5th place.
No change in the final general classification, with Diego Ulissi in 5th place at 3’09 ” from the winner Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-QuickStep) and preceded by established riders such as Jakob Fuglsang (2nd, Astana), Simone Yates (3rd , Mitchelton-Scott) and Rafal Majka (4th, Bora-hansgrohe). The top 10 was rounded out by Rui Costa’s 10th place (+ 3’19 ”).
The week was summed up by Diego Ulissi, who was unable to defend the leader’s jersey in the points ranking from the assault of Luka Mezgec: “The week was successful with a high ranking in a very strong field . Too bad I missed the victory in the third stage, since it was within my reach: it is however a sign that I have excellent legs, now I will continue to work well to seek success as soon as possible. I thank the whole team for the support they have given me”.
Results stage 5 :
1. Davide Ballerini (Deceuninck-QuickStep) 4:31:22
2. Pascal Ackermann (Bora-hansgrohe) s.t.
3. Alberto Dainese (Team Sunweb) s.t.
5. Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates) s.t.
Final General Classification:
1. Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-QuickStep) 21:29:50
2. Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) 1’52 ”
3. Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) 2’28 ”
5. Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) 3’09 “
10. Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates) 3’19”
In France, Fabio Aru finished in 10th place on a demanding Tour de l’Ain.
The last stage, to Saint Vulbas-Grand Colombier (144.5 km with a sequence of climbs including the ascents of La Montée de la Selle de Fromentelle,the Col de la Biche and the arrival at high altitude of Grand Colombier), with the win again going to the dominant Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma), at the finish with a 4 ”advantage over Egan Bernal (Team Ineos).
Aru took 14th place on the day, pacing his effort on the final ascent after losing contact from the lead in the initial stretch of the last climb.
Today’s result allowed the UAE Team Emirates climber to remain in the top 10 of the final classification, 10th at 4’26 ”from the winner Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma).
On the other hand, he was unable to repeat the excellent performance shown yesterday by Valerio Conti who finished outside of the prizes in the general classification.
Aru: “Today we faced a very tough stage, Team Ineos split the group on the first ascent setting a high pace. I paid a little, but I am still happy with my ride, between the race on Mont Ventoux and the Tour de l’Ain, four intense days of competition, at a high level of competitiveness is very important in view of the upcoming events, with the Gran Piemonte and Il Lombardia next week and the Tour de France in three weeks. The goal is to continue to build my condition to arrive at the Grande Boucle in excellent form”.
Results stage 3:
1. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) 4:06:24
2. Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) 4 ”
3. Nairo Quintana (Arkéa Samsic) 6 ”
14. Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) 3’44 “
Final General Classification:
1. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) 11:21:12
2. Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) 18 ”
3. Nairo Quintana (Arkéa Samsic) 28 ”
10. Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) 4’26 “