Marc Hirschi ends debut Tour de France with combativity prize

Team Sunweb rider Switzerlands Marc Hirschi celebrates his combativity prize at the end of the 21st and last stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 122 km between ManteslaJolie and Champs Elysees Paris on September 20 2020 Photo by AnneChristine POUJOULAT AFP Photo by ANNECHRISTINE POUJOULATAFP via Getty Images
Marc Hirschi (Team Sunweb) on the podium as the most combative rider of the 2020 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

After the pre-race polemica which saw Team Sunweb leave their most accomplished rider, Michael Matthews, at home for the Tour de France, many will have wondered what their roster could achieve at the race in his absence.

However, over the course of three weeks, the squad, led by coach Matthew Winston, defied expectations to take three stage victories as well as a spot on the final podiums in Paris. Søren Kragh Andersen took two stages while Marc Hirschi, on the podium on stage 2 and 9, took a memorable stage 12 win into Sarran.

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