With some tough climbing, the top of the GC tightly packed and Julian Alaphilippe potentially out for revenge we expected a few fireworks on today’s stage 6 of the Tour de France. Instead we got a much more sedate affair. Alexey Lutsenko of Astana took the win from the breakaway. Behind, the peloton continued the 2020 Tour de France vibe of “not today, darling”, leaving Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) in yellow.
This year’s edition of Tirreno-Adriatico was a real rip-roarer. Although the GC battle itself never really caught fire, the stage wins were surprising and dramatic. And it even had a final twist in the tale: Primoz Roglic relieved Adam Yates of the leader’s jersey he’d worn almost all week to lift the mighty Trident, winning by just one second. Jakob Fuglsang kept his spring form to take third.
Another day, another victory from a break, another maiden WorldTour victory this time for Sander Armee who clinically despatched his break-mates to solo across the finish line atop Alto de Santo – chapeau! Meanwhile, 10 minutes down the road, numerous outbreaks of attackiness only resulted in race leader Chris Froome further consolidating his advantage.