Kaemna wins Tour de France 16th stage, Roglic retains lead | Sports activities
German Lennard Kamna crosses the end line to win stage 16 of the Tour de France biking race over 164 kilometers from La Tour-du-Pin to Villard-de-Lans, France, Sept 15, 2020. (STUART FRANKLIN / POOL VIA AP)
VILLARD DE LANS, France – Lennard Kaemna claimed his first Tour de France victory when he outwitted Giro d’Italia champion Richard Carapaz to win the 16th stage, a 164-km journey from La Tour du Pin on Tuesday.
Swiss Sebastien Reichenbach took third place, 1:56 off the tempo as Slovenian Primoz Roglic retained the general chief’s yellow jersey
The 24-year-old German took benefit of Ecuadorian Carapaz’s momentary lack of focus on the high of the final climb of the day to go solo and completed one minute 27 seconds forward after charging down within the descent.
Swiss Sebastien Reichenbach took third place, 1:56 off the tempo as Slovenian Primoz Roglic retained the general chief’s yellow jersey.
Defending champion Egan Bernal, whose hopes of successful the race fell away when he cracked in Sunday’s 15th stage, was dropped from the primary bunch within the ascent to Saint-Nizier, affected by again pains.
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Bernal stated compensating for his again led to some discomfort in his knee.
“I wish to journey to Paris,” he added.
It was a day to overlook for Ineos-Grenadiers as Carapaz needed to accept second after two brutal assaults from the breakaway group within the decisive climb had left his rivals within the pink.
However Kaemna, who narrowly missed out on a stage win final week when he misplaced a two-man dash towards Colombian Dani Martinez in Puy Mary, went solo simply when Carapaz was recovering from his effort on the high.
“I didn’t need it to be one other two-man dash so once I noticed Carapaz struggling a bit I believed I needed to go full gasoline,” stated Kaemna, who had additionally misplaced a two-man dash for victory on the 2017 Underneath-23 world championships.
“Once I noticed that I used to be gaining a number of seconds it boosted my confidence and I knew I used to be going to win.”
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All 22 groups have been cleared to proceed the race on Tuesday in any case riders and workers members returned destructive coronavirus checks.
Tuesday additionally marked the return on the race of Tour director Christian Prudhomme, who had examined constructive within the earlier spherical of testing.
Thursday’s 17th stage is a brutal mountain trek within the Alps, over 170km and ending in Meribel on the high of the Col de la Loze, 2,304 metres above sea degree.