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Tour de Suisse: Costa relegated, Kron wins stage 6

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DISENTIS SEDRUN SWITZERLAND JUNE 11 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa of Portugal and UAE Team Emirates Andreas Lorentz Kron of Denmark and Team Lotto Soudal sprint at arrival during the 84th Tour de Suisse 2021 Stage 6 a 1301km stage from Andermatt to DisentisSedrun 1413m UCIworldtour tds tourdesuisse on June 11 2021 in DisentisSedrun Switzerland Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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Andreas Kron protests at Rui Costa's line in the sprint on stage 6 of the Tour de Suisse. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Julian Alaphilippe goes in the offensive. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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RIchard Carapaz in his first day in yellow at the Tour de Suisse. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Luke Rowe and Tim Declercq confer at the Tour de Suisse. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Richard Carapaz in yellow on the Tour de Suisse. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Jannik Steimle (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Julian Alaphilippe leads Marc Soler and Antonio Nibali at the Tour de Suisse. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Richard Carapaz in yellow. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Richard Carapaz in yellow at the Tour de Suisse. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Mattia Cattaeno, Antonio Nibali and Marc Soler on the offensive on the Tour de Suisse. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Mattia Cattaneo leads his teammate Julian Alaphilippe on stage 6 of the Tour de Suisse. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Jonas Rutsch (EF Education-Nippo). (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Julian Alaphilippe on the attack on stage 6 of the Tour de Suisse. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Dion Smith is one of three BikeExchange riders left in the race. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Antonio Nibali (Trek-Segafredo). (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Mauri Vansevenant (Deceuninck-QuickStep). (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Andreas Kron leads Hugo Hofstetter on stage 6 of the Tour de Suisse. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Richard Carapaz in the peloton on stage 6 of the Tour de Suisse. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Jannik Steimle on the attack at the Tour de Suisse. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Rui Costa on stage 6 of the Tour de Suisse. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Pavel Sivakov (Ineos) leads the peloton. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Michael Matthews (BikeExchange) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Andreas Kron en route to stage victory. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Hermann Pernsteiner (Bahrain Victorious). (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Richard Carapaz (Ineos) on the wheel of his teammate Eddie Dunbar. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Rui Costa leads Hermann Pernsteiner at the Tour de Suisse. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Rui Costa thought he had won stage 6 of the Tour de Suisse. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Andreas Kron (Lotto Soudal) didn’t cross the line first on stage 6 of the Tour de Suisse but nevertheless walked away with the victory as Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates) was deemed to have impeded him in the three-up breakaway sprint.

Kron waved his arm in remonstration as he crossed the line, unhappy with the way Costa moved to the left inside the final 100 metres of a chaotic mountain stage.

Race officials then reviewed the footage and deemed that Costa had deviated from his line, handing victory instead to Kron.

Hermann Pernsteiner (Bahrain Victorious), who created the final three-man selection from an unruly breakaway, led out the sprint but faded quickly and settled for third place.

Despite a frenetic start that saw Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep), fourth overall, attack up the road on the early Gotthard Pass, it was ultimately a quiet day in the battle for the overall title, with Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) retaining the yellow jersey with two stages remaining.

On a stage that had to be toned down due to snow on the high mountain-tops, the Gotthard Pass was followed by a long descent into the valley before the long Lukmanier Pass, its descent, and a much shallower 10km climb to the line in Sedrun.

After Alaphilippe, whose presence doomed the small early breakaway, sat up half-way through the stage, the floodgates opened and more than 40 riders went up the road in various groups.

Costa was among them but it was his teammate, David De la Cruz, who launched a brave long-range bid for glory. He attacked early on the Lukmanier Pass and crested it with a lead of 1:20 over a reduced chasing group, but faded quickly on the final drag. He was caught with 6.5km to go as Costa jumped aboard Pernsteiner’s attack, with Kron bridging across to make it a trio.

They just about ensured a chase group of Neilson Powless (EF Education-Nippo), Gonzalo Serrano (Movistar), Pierre Latour (Total Direct Energie), Antwan Tolhoek (Jumbo-Visma), and Hugo Houle (Astana-Premier Tech) were unable to make contact inside the final kilometre and settled it in a three-up sprint.

Pernsteiner, the weakest sprinter of the three, had tried one final attack with 2km to go but was then resigned to sealing a podium position and led out after a brief game of cat and mouse.

Costa hit the front with 200 metres, closely tracked by Kron, who looked to move alongside on the left, just as the Portuguese was moving that way – a move that was deemed dangerous by the officials and which gave the stage a final twist beyond the finish line.

In the end, 19 riders survived from the breakaway before the 30-rider bunch came home at 2:49. There was no change at the top of the general classification but sixth-placed Lucas Hamilton dropped out of the race as four BikeExchange riders abandoned with stomach problems. Meanwhile, Costa moved up 12 places into 10th, closely followed by Serrano and Latour.

How it unfolded

The peloton was six riders light as it rolled out of Andermatt, with Luke Durbridge, Jack Bauer, and Amund Grondahl Jansen the other BikeExchange riders to leave the race with gastroenteritis. There was another high-profile absentee in double-stage winner and former race leader Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix), who was suffering from a ‘mild cold’, and Simon Pellaud (Swiss national team), who was struggling after his efforts at the Giro d’Italia.

There was no gentle introduction to the short 130km stage, as the road climbed from the flag up the northern side of the Gotthard Pass (8.5km at 7.2 per cent). World Champion Julian Alaphilippe, fourth overall at the start of the day, lit the fireworks by going on the offensive. He was part of a large breakaway group that threatened to form, before managing to stay clear in a much smaller group. With him for support was his teammate, Mattia Cattaneo, and the pair were soon joined by Marc Soler (Movistar), who lost 20 minutes on the previous stage, and later by Antonio Nibali (Trek-Segafredo).

Towards the top of the climb, the chasing bunch had been reduced to the point it could barely be called a peloton, with Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe), third overall at the start of the day, a surprise struggler. Although Cattaneo had to battle to stay in contact, the front group crested the Gotthard Pass with 121km to go with a lead of 45 seconds. A six-man counter-attack went clear towards the top but was soon brought back and the peloton, including Schachmann, started to reform on the descent.

With Alaphilippe such a threat, Ineos Grenadiers and UAE Team Emirates kept a solid pace on the descent, which then levelled out into a much gentler pedalling downhill towards the valley floor. There was disorganization all over the road, with a couple of crashes slowing the peloton, while up front Nibali was dropped briefly, and Alaphilippe appeared to sit up and consider knocking off his effort before pressing on again.

The gap came down to 30 seconds but then rose to a minute with 100km to go and stayed that way for the rest of the downhill. When the road started to tilt uphill again with 70km to go, it was clear Alaphilippe’s presence in the break was an unsolvable problem, and so the world champion sat up and waited for the peloton.

With the gap still at a minute to the now-three-man breakaway, and with a long drag up to the Lukmanier Pass, more riders were inspired to go on the attack. As many as 30 managed to clip off the front and make their way over to the front of the race, before the bunch exploded into numerous different groups, with at least four counter-attacks on the road.

With 50km to go, just ahead of the start of the Lukmanier Pass – 18km at 5.6 per cent – the breakaway had swelled to 40, with other riders still chasing. After Michael Matthews (Team BikeExchange) won the intermediate sprint, they started the climb with a lead of two minutes over what was left of the peloton.

Andreas Kron (Lotto Soudal) was the first to attack on the climb itself but was soon brought to heel, while Søren Kragh Andersen (Team DSM) was the next to go, but was caught and passed by David De la Cruz (UAE Team Emirates), who embarked on a solo bid for glory. Back in the peloton, where 60 riders remained, Ineos Grenadiers controlled the pace, setting a steady tempo through Pavel Sivakov that saw the gap rise to three minutes.

Andreas Leknessund (Team DSM) then set off in pursuit of De la Cruz, but was caught 7km from the summit by more chasers in Matteo Fabbro (Bora-Hansgrohe), Antwan Tolhoek (Jumbo-Visma), Pernsteiner, and Costa. Neilson Powless (EF Education-Nippo) was dangling several metres behind them as the group continued to lose time to De la Cruz, now 55 seconds out front.

Two kilometres up the road, the chase group swelled, with the Movistar duo of Gonzalo Serrano and Sergio Samitier dragging their way across, along with Kron, Marc Hirschi (UAE Team Emirates), Mauri Vansevenant (Deceuninck-QuickStep), Pierre Latour (Total Direct Energie), Omar Fraile (Astana-Premier Tech), and Fred Wright (Bahrain Victorious). Almost immediately, with De la Cruz moving out to over a minute, Leknessund went on the attack again, sparking another shake-up in the chase.

With 29km to go, De la Cruz reached the summit of the Lukmanier Pass with a lead of 1:20 over late-attacker Powless, with the rest of that chase group a few seconds further back. Sivakov led the peloton all the way to the top, by which point there were fewer than 40 riders left and the gap to De la Cruz stood at four minutes.

The subsequent 18km descent was a relatively gentle one, with plenty of pedalling sections, and De la Cruz started to lose ground, while the chase group swelled as Matthews, Kyle Murphy (Rally Cycling) and Hugo Houle (Astana-Premier Tech) worked their way back in. By the foot of the descent, with 10km to go, De le Cruz led the chasers by 45 seconds, with the peloton having come back to three minutes.

The road then kicked uphill for a short third-category climb - 1.2km at 5.1 per cent – before continuing to rise all the way to the line at an average of 3.5 per cent. That’s where De la Cruz suddenly started to fade. He was alone over the top of the categorized climb but soon dropped to 25 seconds on the uncategorized section as riders tried to force a selection in the chase.

After a split had come back together, Fabbro attacked with 8km to go and stretched it out once more. De la Cruz remained out front to take the second intermediate sprint but his lead was reduced to 10 seconds. With 6.3km to go, he looked around and saw his teammate Rui Costa coming across with Pernsteiner. He couldn’t hang on for long, and fell away as Kron chased down the two new leaders to make it three out front with 5km to go.

Behind them, Serrano, Powless, Latour, Tolhoek, and Houle formed a leading five-man chase, riding at 16 seconds with 3.5km to go. Just 500 metres later, Powless launched an attack but couldn’t split the group as Houle responded and Tolhoek dragged the others back.

With 2km to go, sensing his weakness as a sprinter, Pernsteiner launched an attack out front but couldn’t shake Costa or Kron. Behind, Tokhoek attacked, with Houle once again responding quickly before the group came back together with a kilometre remaining.

At that point, the front three started to look around at each other, playing cat and mouse, allowing the chasers to close in. Pernsteiner then took it up with 400 metres to go, before Costa launched the sprint proper with 200 metres to go. He crossed the line first but it was Kron who’d be ushered up to the podium ceremony.

Full results
RankBibResult
1Andreas Kron (Den) Lotto Soudal3:14:52
2Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates0:00:00
3Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain Victorious0:00:01
4Gonzalo Serrano Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:03
5Pierre Latour (Fra) Total Direct Energie0:00:03
6Hugo Houle (Can) Astana-Premier Tech0:00:03
7Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo0:00:03
8Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Jumbo-Visma0:00:03
9Matteo Fabbro (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:50
10Andreas Leknessund (Nor) Team DSM0:01:00
11Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain Victorious0:01:15
12Michael Matthews (Aus) Team BikeExchange0:01:15
13Mauri Vansevenant (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep0:01:15
14Sergio Samitier Samitier (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:15
15Marc Hirschi (Swi) UAE Team Emirates0:01:15
16Omar Fraile Matarranz (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech0:01:19
17James Piccoli (Can) Israel Start-up Nation0:01:37
18Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally Cycling0:01:41
19Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM0:02:16
20Julien Simon (Fra) Total Direct Energie0:02:49
21Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:02:49
22Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix0:02:49
23Michael Schär (Swi) AG2R Citroën Team0:02:49
24Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team0:02:49
25Thymen Arensman (Ned) Team DSM0:02:49
26Rohan Dennis (Aus) Ineos Grenadiers0:02:49
27Eddie Dunbar (Irl) Ineos Grenadiers0:02:49
28Niklas Eg (Den) Trek-Segafredo0:02:49
29Maxim Van Gils (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:02:49
30Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers0:02:49
31Sam Oomen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma0:02:49
32Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana-Premier Tech0:02:49
33Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Ineos Grenadiers0:02:49
34Gijs Leemreize (Ned) Jumbo-Visma0:02:49
35Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious0:02:49
36Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Team DSM0:02:49
37Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Total Direct Energie0:02:49
38Silvan Dillier (Swi) Alpecin-Fenix0:02:49
39Stefan De Bod (RSA) Astana-Premier Tech0:02:49
40Michael Woods (Can) Israel Start-up Nation0:02:49
41Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:02:49
42Mike Teunissen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma0:02:49
43Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Team BikeExchange0:02:49
44Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:49
45Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Jumbo-Visma0:02:49
46Ryan Gibbons (RSA) UAE Team Emirates0:02:49
47Victor de la Parte (Spa) Total Direct Energie0:02:49
48Cristian Camilo Muñoz Lancheros (Col) UAE Team Emirates0:02:49
49Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-Nippo0:02:49
50Bob Jungels (Lux) AG2R Citroën Team0:02:49
51Petr Vakoc (Cze) Alpecin-Fenix0:02:49
52Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos0:02:49
53Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep0:02:49
54Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep0:02:49
55Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Israel Start-up Nation0:03:08
56Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis0:03:45
57David de la Cruz (Spa) UAE Team Emirates0:07:40
58Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Ineos Grenadiers0:07:40
59Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:08:26
60Anton Palzer (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:08:26
61Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Start-up Nation0:09:34
62Gavin Mannion (USA) Rally Cycling0:09:34
63Alex Howes (USA) EF Education-Nippo0:09:34
64Alex Kirsch (Lux) Trek-Segafredo0:09:34
65Benoit Cosnefroy (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team0:09:34
66Antonio Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:09:34
67Kobe Goossens (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:09:34
68Juan Diego Alba Bolivar (Col) Movistar Team0:09:34
69Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Team DSM0:12:53
70Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ0:12:53
71Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Groupama-FDJ0:12:53
72Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Jumbo-Visma0:12:53
73Fabien Doubey (Fra) Total Direct Energie0:12:53
74Roland Thalmann (Swi) Switzerland0:12:53
75Jonas Gregaard (Den) Astana-Premier Tech0:12:53
76Nathan Van Hooydonck (Bel) Jumbo-Visma0:12:53
77Ben King (USA) Rally Cycling0:12:53
78Joey Rosskopf (USA) Rally Cycling0:12:53
79Romain Combaud (Fra) Team DSM0:12:53
80Marc Sarreau (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team0:12:53
81Gino Mäder (Swi) Bahrain Victorious0:12:53
82Johan Jacobs (Swi) Movistar Team0:12:53
83Floris De Tier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix0:12:53
84Simon Clarke (Aus) Team Qhubeka Assos0:12:53
85Kilian Frankiny (Swi) Team Qhubeka Assos0:12:53
86Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix0:15:13
87Tim Declercq (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep0:15:13
88Rob Britton (Can) Rally Cycling0:15:13
89Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain Victorious0:15:13
90Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis0:15:13
91Dries Devenyns (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep0:15:13
92Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team DSM0:15:13
DNSMathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix
DNSLuke Durbridge (Aus) Team BikeExchange
DNSLucas Hamilton (Aus) Team BikeExchange
DNSAmund Grøndahl Jansen (Nor) Team BikeExchange
DNSJack Bauer (NZl) Team BikeExchange
DNSSimon Pellaud (Swi) Switzerland
-Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Israel Start-up NationOK
-Ben Tulett (GBr) Alpecin-FenixOK
-Michal Golas (Pol) Ineos GrenadiersOK
-Luke Rowe (GBr) Ineos GrenadiersOK
-Alvaro Hodeg Chagui (Col) Deceuninck-QuickStepOK
-Jannik Steimle (Ger) Deceuninck-QuickStepOK
-Oliviero Troia (Ita) UAE Team EmiratesOK
-Jordi Meeus (Bel) Bora-HansgroheOK
-Matthew Walls (GBr) Bora-HansgroheOK
-Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Bora-HansgroheOK
-Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-SegafredoOK
-Alexander Kamp (Den) Trek-SegafredoOK
-Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-SegafredoOK
-Eros Capecchi (Ita) Bahrain VictoriousOK
-Stephen Williams (GBr) Bahrain VictoriousOK
-Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R Citroën TeamOK
-Damien Touze (Fra) AG2R Citroën TeamOK
-Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar TeamOK
-Héctor Carretero (Spa) Movistar TeamOK
-André Greipel (Ger) Israel Start-up NationOK
-Rick Zabel (Ger) Israel Start-up NationOK
-Dion Smith (NZl) Team BikeExchangeOK
-Manuele Boaro (Ita) Astana-Premier TechOK
-Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana-Premier TechOK
-Matteo Badilatti (Swi) Groupama-FDJOK
-Fabian Lienhard (Swi) Groupama-FDJOK
-Jake Stewart (GBr) Groupama-FDJOK
-Tom Bohli (Swi) CofidisOK
-Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) CofidisOK
-Rémy Rochas (Fra) CofidisOK
-Szymon Sajnok (Pol) CofidisOK
-Jelle Wallays (Bel) CofidisOK
-Nicholas Dlamini (RSA) Team Qhubeka AssosOK
-Connor Brown (NZl) Team Qhubeka AssosOK
-Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Qhubeka AssosOK
-Andreas Stokbro (Den) Team Qhubeka AssosOK
-John Degenkolb (Ger) Lotto SoudalOK
-Filippo Conca (Ita) Lotto SoudalOK
-Florian Vermeersch (Bel) Lotto SoudalOK
-Viktor Verschaeve (Bel) Lotto SoudalOK
-Anthony Turgis (Fra) Total Direct EnergieOK
-Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-NippoOK
-Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) EF Education-NippoOK
-Jonas Rutsch (Ger) EF Education-NippoOK
-Tom Scully (NZl) EF Education-NippoOK
-Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Rally CyclingOK
-Matteo Dal-Cin (Can) Rally CyclingOK
-Kevin Kuhn (Swi) SwitzerlandOK
-Claudio Imhof (Swi) SwitzerlandOK
-Lukas Ruegg (Swi) SwitzerlandOK
-Cyrille Thiery (Swi) SwitzerlandOK
-Joel Suter (Swi) SwitzerlandOK
-Antonio Tiberi (Ita) Trek-SegafredoOK

Sprint 1 - Zona Scona - Sprint km. 82.5
RankBibResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Team BikeExchange4
2Joey Rosskopf (USA) Rally Cycling2
3Tim Declercq (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep1

Sprint 2 - Via Alpsu km. 122.8
RankBibResult
1David de la Cruz (Spa) UAE Team Emirates4
2Andreas Kron (Den) Lotto Soudal2
3Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Jumbo-Visma1

Sprint 3 - Finish - Disentis-Sedrun km. 130.1
RankBibResult
1Andreas Kron (Den) Lotto Soudal12
2Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates8
3Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain Victorious6
4Gonzalo Serrano Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team4
5Pierre Latour (Fra) Total Direct Energie2

Mountain 1 - Lukmanierpass km. 101.3
RankBibResult
1David de la Cruz (Spa) UAE Team Emirates12
2Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo8
3Sergio Samitier Samitier (Spa) Movistar Team6
4Pierre Latour (Fra) Total Direct Energie4
5Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain Victorious2

Mountain 2 - Gottharpass km. 8.5
RankBibResult
1Antonio Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo12
2Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep8
3Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team6
4Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep4
5Pierre Latour (Fra) Total Direct Energie2

Mountain 3 - Via Veglia km. 120.7
RankBibResult
1David de la Cruz (Spa) UAE Team Emirates3
2Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo2
3Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Jumbo-Visma1

Young Riders
RankBibResult
1Andreas Kron (Den) Lotto Soudal3:14:52
2Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo0:0:03
3Andreas Leknessund (Nor) Team DSM0:01:00
4Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain Victorious0:01:15
5Mauri Vansevenant (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep0:01:15
6Marc Hirschi (Swi) UAE Team Emirates0:01:15
7Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM0:02:16
8Thymen Arensman (Ned) Team DSM0:02:49
9Eddie Dunbar (Irl) Ineos Grenadiers0:02:49
10Maxim Van Gils (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:02:49
11Gijs Leemreize (Ned) Jumbo-Visma0:02:49
12Stefan De Bod (RSA) Astana-Premier Tech0:02:49
13Cristian Camilo Muñoz Lancheros (Col) UAE Team Emirates0:02:49
14Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Ineos Grenadiers0:07:40
15Kobe Goossens (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:09:34
16Juan Diego Alba Bolivar (Col) Movistar Team0:09:34
17Jonas Gregaard (Den) Astana-Premier Tech0:12:53
18Gino Mäder (Swi) Bahrain Victorious0:12:53
19Johan Jacobs (Swi) Movistar Team0:12:53
DNSLucas Hamilton (Aus) Team BikeExchange
-Ben Tulett (GBr) Alpecin-FenixOK
-Alvaro Hodeg Chagui (Col) Deceuninck-QuickStepOK
-Jannik Steimle (Ger) Deceuninck-QuickStepOK
-Jordi Meeus (Bel) Bora-HansgroheOK
-Matthew Walls (GBr) Bora-HansgroheOK
-Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-SegafredoOK
-Antonio Tiberi (Ita) Trek-SegafredoOK
-Stephen Williams (GBr) Bahrain VictoriousOK
-Damien Touze (Fra) AG2R Citroën TeamOK
-Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana-Premier TechOK
-Jake Stewart (GBr) Groupama-FDJOK
-Rémy Rochas (Fra) CofidisOK
-Szymon Sajnok (Pol) CofidisOK
-Connor Brown (NZl) Team Qhubeka AssosOK
-Andreas Stokbro (Den) Team Qhubeka AssosOK
-Filippo Conca (Ita) Lotto SoudalOK
-Viktor Verschaeve (Bel) Lotto SoudalOK
-Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-NippoOK
-Jonas Rutsch (Ger) EF Education-NippoOK
-Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Rally CyclingOK
-Kevin Kuhn (Swi) SwitzerlandOK
-Lukas Ruegg (Swi) SwitzerlandOK
-Joel Suter (Swi) SwitzerlandOK
-Florian Vermeersch (Bel) Lotto SoudalOK

Teams
RankBibResult
1UAE Team Emirates9:48:40
2Bahrain Victorious0:0:01
3Movistar Team0:0:03
4Astana-Premier Tech0:0:07
5Total Direct Energie0:01:37
6Jumbo-Visma0:01:37
7Team DSM0:02:01
8Deceuninck-QuickStep0:02:49
9Israel Start-up Nation0:03:30
10Ineos Grenadiers0:04:23
11AG2R Citroën Team0:04:23
12Alpecin-Fenix0:04:23
13Bora-Hansgrohe0:08:01
14Lotto Soudal0:08:19
15EF Education-Nippo0:08:22
16Trek-Segafredo0:17:53
17Rally Cycling0:20:04
18Groupama-FDJ0:24:31
19Team Qhubeka Assos0:24:31

General classification after stage 6
RankBibResult
1Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers20:00:31
2Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana-Premier Tech0:00:26
3Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:38
4Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep0:00:53
5Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-Nippo0:01:11
6Michael Woods (Can) Israel Start-up Nation0:01:32
7Sam Oomen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma0:02:19
8Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Team BikeExchange0:02:22
9Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos0:03:10
10Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates0:03:37
11Gonzalo Serrano Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:48
12Pierre Latour (Fra) Total Direct Energie0:04:06
13Eddie Dunbar (Irl) Ineos Grenadiers0:04:28
14Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Team DSM0:04:31
15Andreas Leknessund (Nor) Team DSM0:04:39
16Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep0:04:39
17Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Jumbo-Visma0:05:16
18Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious0:05:38
19Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Total Direct Energie0:05:43
20Bob Jungels (Lux) AG2R Citroën Team0:05:50
21Niklas Eg (Den) Trek-Segafredo0:06:06
22Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix0:06:19
23Victor de la Parte (Spa) Total Direct Energie0:06:21
24Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo0:06:21
25Andreas Kron (Den) Lotto Soudal0:07:49
26Matteo Fabbro (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe0:08:33
27Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain Victorious0:10:01
28Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis0:10:36
29Cristian Camilo Muñoz Lancheros (Col) UAE Team Emirates0:11:29
30Stefan De Bod (RSA) Astana-Premier Tech0:11:54
31Omar Fraile Matarranz (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech0:12:18
32Marc Hirschi (Swi) UAE Team Emirates0:13:49
33Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team0:14:01
34Gijs Leemreize (Ned) Jumbo-Visma0:14:06
35Ryan Gibbons (RSA) UAE Team Emirates0:15:09
36Silvan Dillier (Swi) Alpecin-Fenix0:16:07
37Hugo Houle (Can) Astana-Premier Tech0:16:49
38Mike Teunissen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma0:18:19
39Dries Devenyns (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep0:19:01
40Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spa) Movistar Team0:19:18
41Anton Palzer (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:19:32
42Michael Matthews (Aus) Team BikeExchange0:19:35
43Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ0:20:21
44Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain Victorious0:21:21
45Rohan Dennis (Aus) Ineos Grenadiers0:21:25
46Gino Mäder (Swi) Bahrain Victorious0:21:40
47Mauri Vansevenant (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep0:21:54
48Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Jumbo-Visma0:22:39
49James Piccoli (Can) Israel Start-up Nation0:23:45
50Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:23:51
51Petr Vakoc (Cze) Alpecin-Fenix0:24:05
52Roland Thalmann (Swi) Switzerland0:24:07
53Michael Schär (Swi) AG2R Citroën Team0:24:12
54Jonas Gregaard (Den) Astana-Premier Tech0:24:37
55Julien Simon (Fra) Total Direct Energie0:25:01
56Sergio Samitier Samitier (Spa) Movistar Team0:25:29
57Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Ineos Grenadiers0:25:29
58Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM0:26:44
59Thymen Arensman (Ned) Team DSM0:26:47
60Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Start-up Nation0:26:48
61Kilian Frankiny (Swi) Team Qhubeka Assos0:27:04
62Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Ineos Grenadiers0:27:24
63Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Team DSM0:28:51
64David de la Cruz (Spa) UAE Team Emirates0:30:38
65Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Jumbo-Visma0:31:27
66Maxim Van Gils (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:32:21
67Gavin Mannion (USA) Rally Cycling0:32:50
68Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis0:34:42
69Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team DSM0:35:06
70Fabien Doubey (Fra) Total Direct Energie0:35:17
71Joey Rosskopf (USA) Rally Cycling0:36:02
72Nathan Van Hooydonck (Bel) Jumbo-Visma0:38:02
73Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:39:24
74Tim Declercq (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep0:39:37
75Alex Kirsch (Lux) Trek-Segafredo0:39:37
76Simon Clarke (Aus) Team Qhubeka Assos0:40:15
77Ben King (USA) Rally Cycling0:40:52
78Kobe Goossens (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:41:32
79Romain Combaud (Fra) Team DSM0:41:42
80Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Israel Start-up Nation0:42:19
81Benoit Cosnefroy (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team0:42:36
82Antonio Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:42:55
83Rob Britton (Can) Rally Cycling0:46:23
84Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Groupama-FDJ0:50:40
85Marc Sarreau (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team0:51:43
86Alex Howes (USA) EF Education-Nippo0:53:19
87Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix0:54:06
88Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally Cycling0:55:02
89Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain Victorious0:55:07
90Floris De Tier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix1:00:39
91Johan Jacobs (Swi) Movistar Team1:02:31
92Juan Diego Alba Bolivar (Col) Movistar Team1:08:07

Points classification
RankBibResult
1Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo21
2Claudio Imhof (Swi) Switzerland16
3Andreas Kron (Den) Lotto Soudal14
4Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep14
5Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers12
6Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ12
7Joey Rosskopf (USA) Rally Cycling12
8Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ11
9Joel Suter (Swi) Switzerland10
10Michael Matthews (Aus) Team BikeExchange10
11Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe10
12Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana-Premier Tech8
13Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep8
14Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates8
15Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis8
16Michael Woods (Can) Israel Start-up Nation7
17Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious6
18Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain Victorious6
19David de la Cruz (Spa) UAE Team Emirates4
20Gonzalo Serrano Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team4
21Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spa) Movistar Team4
22Tom Scully (NZl) EF Education-Nippo4
23Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R Citroën Team2
24Tom Bohli (Swi) Cofidis2
25Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team2
26Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-Nippo2
27Pierre Latour (Fra) Total Direct Energie2
28Eddie Dunbar (Irl) Ineos Grenadiers2
29Marc Hirschi (Swi) UAE Team Emirates2
30Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo2
31Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Jumbo-Visma1
32Sergio Samitier Samitier (Spa) Movistar Team1
33Rémy Rochas (Fra) Cofidis1
34Tim Declercq (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep1
35Jake Stewart (GBr) Groupama-FDJ1
36Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Rally Cycling1

Mountains classification
RankBibResult
1Antonio Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo20
2David de la Cruz (Spa) UAE Team Emirates15
3Sergio Samitier Samitier (Spa) Movistar Team15
4Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Team BikeExchange12
5Gavin Mannion (USA) Rally Cycling12
6Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep12
7Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Rally Cycling10
8Tom Bohli (Swi) Cofidis10
9Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo10
10Michael Woods (Can) Israel Start-up Nation9
11Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe8
12Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana-Premier Tech8
13Pierre Latour (Fra) Total Direct Energie7
14Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ6
15Matteo Dal-Cin (Can) Rally Cycling6
16Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team6
17Claudio Imhof (Swi) Switzerland6
18Ben King (USA) Rally Cycling5
19Rémy Rochas (Fra) Cofidis4
20Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-Nippo4
21Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep4
22Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain Victorious4
23Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo4
24Joey Rosskopf (USA) Rally Cycling3
25Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers2
26Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Team Qhubeka Assos2
27Joel Suter (Swi) Switzerland2
28Eddie Dunbar (Irl) Ineos Grenadiers1
29Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Jumbo-Visma1
30Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix1

Young riders classification
RankBibResult
1Eddie Dunbar (Irl) Ineos Grenadiers20:04:59
2Andreas Leknessund (Nor) Team DSM0:00:11
3Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo0:01:53
4Andreas Kron (Den) Lotto Soudal0:03:21
5Cristian Camilo Muñoz Lancheros (Col) UAE Team Emirates0:07:01
6Stefan De Bod (RSA) Astana-Premier Tech0:07:26
7Marc Hirschi (Swi) UAE Team Emirates0:09:21
8Gijs Leemreize (Ned) Jumbo-Visma0:09:38
9Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain Victorious0:16:53
10Gino Mäder (Swi) Bahrain Victorious0:17:12
11Mauri Vansevenant (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep0:17:26
12Jonas Gregaard (Den) Astana-Premier Tech0:20:09
13Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Ineos Grenadiers0:21:01
14Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM0:22:16
15Thymen Arensman (Ned) Team DSM0:22:19
16Maxim Van Gils (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:27:53
17Kobe Goossens (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:37:04
18Johan Jacobs (Swi) Movistar Team0:58:03
19Juan Diego Alba Bolivar (Col) Movistar Team1:03:39

Teams classification
RankBibResult
1Deceuninck-QuickStep47:31:58
2Jumbo-Visma0:02:21
3Astana-Premier Tech0:05:53
4Total Direct Energie0:06:04
5Bahrain Victorious0:08:45
6Ineos Grenadiers0:10:55
7UAE Team Emirates0:12:21
8Bora-Hansgrohe0:14:15
9Team DSM0:15:16
10EF Education-Nippo0:16:03
11Israel Start-up Nation0:16:05
12Movistar Team0:22:13
13Alpecin-Fenix0:24:51
14Trek-Segafredo0:30:19
15AG2R Citroën Team0:30:26
16Lotto Soudal0:30:47
17Team Qhubeka Assos0:42:22
18Groupama-FDJ0:44:37
19Rally Cycling1:05:00
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