Denz won stage 6 in a short sprint and Fuglsang leads Switzerland


German Nico Denz (DSM) was the fastest of the five breakaway survivors today and won a short sprint in the sixth stage of the Tour de Suisse, between Locarno and Moosalp, which is 180 km, the first great event in mountain who graduated with the Danish Jakob Fuglsang (Israel Premier Tech) as heir to the yellow jersey of Russian Vlasov, low due to COVID-19.

Denz (Waldshut Tiengen, 28 years old) debuted his record at a World Tour event with intense fighting, exciting, and above all rigorous success, as the arrival photo was necessary to prove that he prevailed, with a time of 5 hours 11.14, ahead of Frenchman Clement Champoussin (Ag2r Citrôen) and Spanishman José Herrada (Cofidis).

The group of favorites entered in 2.15 minutes without anyone standing out from the rest. Stuck in Ineos on the last climb, Geraint Thomas deliberately attacked the yellow jersey, which was well pulled by Daniel Felipe Martínez, but Jakob Fuglsang was careful to keep a yellow jersey that fell on him before leaving due to trouble. abandoned by Vlasov, caught perishing. virus.

So Saturday may be decisive because the general is tied up. Fuglsang takes one second from Thomas and 10 from Colombian Sergio Higuita. And if the mountain makes no decision, the trial will remain on Sunday time.

The peloton was severely disrupted due to the cataract of COVID-19 cases that forced Jumbo to retreat, first on Thursday, and on the same Friday morning in its entirety in the UAE, Alpecin and Bahrain, and in several runners, among the other is the leader. , the Russian Alexander Vlasov by Bora Hansgrohe.

29 runners did not start, a total of 94 runners out of the 162 that started the round on Sunday. There were doubts about the dispute in the sixth stage, but the race director, after conducting a dialogue with the ACP, the riders ’union, the UCI and the teams, decided that the party should proceed. And the stage came out.

There was an interesting mountain. Immediately formed a break to deal with the first of the two ports of the program, no less than Nufenen, the highest port in Switzerland, of the special category, which is more than 20 km at 7.8 percent, and the rooftop at 2,478 meters of altitude, where oxygen has difficulty reaching the lungs.

The expedition endured the Swiss giant together and smoothly and started on an endless descent and flat area of ​​about 60 km that would leave them at the gates of Moosalp (17.7 km at 7.6 per cent), with a banner at 2,048 meters, where the purpose was installed.

When the climb began, the party moved, but not much. Ineos chased Omar Fraile as the locomotive, more than 5 minutes from the breakaway, where two men left: Masnada, Denz and Simmoins, accompanied by José Herrada and Champoussin 3 minutes from the finish line. A quintet climbing as the rosary of the pursuers is formed.

In front were the laurels for the stage, behind the Ineos threatened, but did not shake a sad blow. Masnada is the most ambitious, trying to resolve before seeing the banner, but always neutralized. Even Simmons, who had been left behind, hooked back to look for the surprise. But there is no way.

Denz finally took the pulse with Champoussin and won by the centimeters, enough to remember the stage for the rest of his life. In the sector of high hierarchy, convenience and zero aggression. Favorites signed the tables. They left everything for the weekend. With permission from COVID.

This Saturday the seventh stage will be played, between Ambri and Malbun, which is 194.6 km.

Source: La Verdad


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