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Re: 2020 Smaller Race Results and Discussion
« Reply #60 on: February 19, 2020, 19:23 »
The Ruta del Sol stage featured five categorised climbs, all category three apart from the big first category climb, which ramped up in the final 20km and produced two clear favourites to take the overall win.
A group of 11 riders escaped the peloton in the early stages , but were reeled in at the foot of the Palomas climb.
Loic Vliegen then fired his own move and managed to hold a 20-second advantage for a considerable amount of the climb.
Mikel Landa then made the race defining move, as only reigning champion, Jakob Fuglsang was able to respond.
The pair the raced clear of the floundering chases, the gap only closing significantly, when the pair finessed the finish.
Fuglsang led Landa along the narrow and rough street, then left him with 100m to the line.

Post Merge: February 19, 2020, 19:56
  Meanwhile, the Volta ao Algarve stage came down to the predicted sprint finish, but a tense final 30km offered some enticing racing on an uncategorised climb, with attacks flowing from the peloton.
  Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s Jakobsen put in a tactically perfect effort to comfortably power past Viviani (Cofidis) in the finishing straight and take the win, moving into the race lead in the process.

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