Van Avermaet: That was one of the strongest breaks I've ever been in

GARD FRANCE SEPTEMBER 03 Arrival Greg Van Avermaet of Belgium and CCC Team 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 Sebastien Nogier PoolGetty Images
Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team) admitted that the strongest rider won on stage 6 of the Tour de France, when Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) skipped away on the toughest slopes of the Col de la Lusette and eased away from the remnants of the early break.

Until that point, Van Avermaet remained in contention but the Olympic champion was forced to yield as the Astana rider moved clear alongside Neilson Powless (EF Pro Cycling). While Lutsenko went on to claim his maiden Tour stage win, Van Avermaet at least managed to claim third on the stage, one place behind Jesús Herrada, who overtook the Belgian on the penultimate climb.

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