Tour de France: Kwiatkowski confirms Ineos holding strategy on climb to Mont Aigoual

GARD FRANCE SEPTEMBER 03 Andrey Amador Bikkazakova of Costa Rica and Team INEOS Grenadiers Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland and Team INEOS Grenadiers Luke Rowe of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers during the 107th Tour de France 2020 Stage 6 a 191km stage from Le Teil to Mont AigoualGard 1560m TDF2020 LeTour on September 03 2020 in Gard France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Michal Kwiatkowski (Ineos Grenadiers) during stage 6 at the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

Michal Kwiatkowski confirmed that Ineos Grenadiers’ moving to the front on the toughest climb of stage 6, the 11km Col de la Lusette, was to keep a holding strategy on their positions in the peloton and, as he put, “to stay safe and out of trouble.”

Ineos Grenadiers' Jonathan Castroviejo and Kwiatkowski were rarely out of the front positions on the grinding, technically-challenging first category climb, which immediately preceded the final, unclassified ascent to the Mont Aigoual. 

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.