The first day of the final week was not one for the GC men as the break of the day went all the way to the finish as Lennard Kämna soloed to the line a minute and a half ahead of 2019 Giro d'Italia winner, Richard Carapaz. The GC men finished together, although Nairo Quintana lost a little time. Egan Bernal lost a lot.
As we embark on the final week of the 2020 Tour de France, Ed Hood looks at the action so far. Sunday's stage 15 ended a few hopes, but the race is not over yet and the battle of the Slovenians is still on, with a couple of Colombians and Adam Yates waiting in the wings.
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On the final climb of the day, the Grand Colombier, the 2020 Tour de France was probably decided. Egan Bernal and Nairo Quintana lost their hold on the lead group driven by the super-strong Jumbo-Visma team. At the end of the stage; Tadej Pogačar was first over the summit ahead of Primoz Roglič and Richie Porte.
A day that was blown apart by BORA-hansgrohe to rid the peloton of the sprinters for Peter Sagan to gain points. In the end, after many attacks, it was a move by Søren Kragh Andersen with 3km to go that won the day. Primoz Roglič kept the yellow jersey on his shoulders.
Another day of excitement on the 2020 Tour de France with two battles on the final Summit of the day. At the front it was Dani Martinez vs Lennard Kämna. Behind; Primoz Roglič and Tadej Pogačar took on the GC contenders. This Tour is getting a new shape...
After showing his style at the weekend, young Sunweb rider Marc Hirschi confirmed his class with a stunning stage 12 win, crossing the finish line solo for his first Tour stage victory. The longest day in the saddle was no snore-fest with action from the start. Primoz Rogilč (Jumbo-Visma) finished in the peloton to hold yellow.
Another day for the fast-finishers, but with a tricky run-in to the line. A late attack came to nothing and the peloton was launched up the final straight by Wout Van Aert, with Caleb Ewan, Sam Bennett and Peter Sagan on his shoulder. It was the little Australian who came out the winner. Primoz Roglič held yellow.
A crazy day of cross-winds and crashes saw the fast-men finish stage 10 off in fine style. Irishman Sam Bennett (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) crossed the line for an emotional first Tour de France stage win. Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) held the overall lead.