Olympic triumph for Van Aert in the sprint uphill in Lausanne


Olympic triumph for Van Aert in the sprint uphill in Lausanne

the Belgian Wout van Aert achieved his second victory here this Saturday Tour de Franceby winning the sprint uphill in Lausanne, next to the headquarters of International Olympic Committee.

The Jumbo cyclist was the fastest at the downhill finish, where he overtook the Australian Michael Matthews and in slovenian Tadej Pogacarwho added four bonus points and bolstered his yellow jersey as leader.

After three second places in the first three periods, Van Aert won Calais in a pure sprint and wore a yellow jersey for several days.

The day was marked by a breakaway of three men, Mattia Cattaneo, Frederik Frison and Fred Wright, who were the last survivors of the breakout.

Previously, leaders Tadej Pogacar, Primoz Roglic, Geraint Thomas and Enric Mas were some of those affected by a pileup that occurred in the first kilometers of its eighth stage between Dole and Lausanne, of 186 km, where the abandonment of Italian Gianni. Moscon (Astana) and American Kevin Vermaerke (DSM).

Nearly half an hour after the start at Dole, a huge crash occurred in the middle of the pack as they were riding at super fast speeds in search of the breakaway of the day. Along with Pogacar, Thomas, Gaudu, Schachmann, Bardet, but they all continued their march until they were connected with the peloton with the help of their respective comrades.

At that moment the Ineos of Thomas and Yates tried to slow down the peloton, while the battle of attacks and assaults continued. The British squad’s initiative was joined by Jumbo-Visma and Lotto-Soudal, with no physical space for anyone to attack.

As a result of the fall, American Kevin Vermaerke (DSM) withdrew, and due to an obvious loss, Italian Gianni Moscon (Astana) was fit. Other runners were treated by racing medical vehicles.

Source: La Verdad


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