The final stage of the 2020 Tour de France saw the traditional finish on the Champs-Élysées end with fireworks as Sam Bennett (DQT) claimed victory on the famous cobbled finale. NTT Pro Cycling’s Max Walscheid was 10th concluding his debut Tour de France. Earlier on in the day, Team UAE celebrated their success taking in the gathered crowds along the run in to Paris, as Tadej Pogacar’s claimed overall victory in an enthralling edition of the Tour. For NTT Pro Cycling it was an eventful race, as we finished twice on the podium and scored numerous top-10 finishes but also suffered from injuries in the early stages. Sprinter Giacomo Nizzolo had a mishap on the opening stage finishing in the.
At nearly 2 metres tall and over 90kg NTT Pro Cycling’s Max Walscheid might have surprised many as he takes to the final stage of the 2020 Tour de France. In a race that featured eight mountain finishes and some brutally hard racing, the fast men in the peloton have spent many hours suffering with their own battle to make the day’s “time cut” and ensure that they are able to take to the start line the following day. Ahead of the final stage, a remarkably fresh looking Walscheid beamed following his time trial finish at La Planche des Belles Filles, having received fantastic support.
Tadej Pogcacar stormed to victory in the stage 20 individual time trial at the Tour de France and in the process leap-frogged compatriot Primoz Roglic. In a dramatic day that saw a complete shake up of the top 10 in the GC, Richie Porte completed the podium spots ahead of the final stage in Paris. NTT Pro Cycling’s riders put in solid performances, with one eye on the final stage in Paris on Sunday. Edvald Boasson Hagen It’s good to have done the TT and it’s a nice warm-up for tomorrow and I look forward to getting to Paris and the Champs Elysee and I.
Soren Kragh Andersen took his second impressive victory of the 2020 Tour de France, soloing to victory on stage 19 in Champagnole. Michael Gogl unfortunately was ruled out ahead of the day’s stage. The Austrian’s fighting efforts over the previous 18 stages had taken its toll and he didn’t take to the start line in order to recuperate sufficiently ahead of his next block of racing. During the day’s racing, NTT Pro Cycling’s riders played active roles t in the numerous attacks, which were expected, but missed out on the decisive move which included the eventual winner and 11 other riders. Edvald Boasson Hagen made.
The ‘queen stage’ of the 2020 Tour de France was won by Miguel Angel Lopez (AST) in impressive fashion on the top of the Col de la Loze (2300m). He saw off the challenge of Primoz Roglic (TJV) and Tadej Pogacar (UAE), the two Slovenians retaining first and second in the GC battle. Michael Gogl continued to show his fight and his hugely impressive descending skills down the Col de Madeleine (96kph) and entered the final climb with the Maillot Jaune group. Michael Gogl I was a bit behind on the Madeleine so I went pretty fast to get back to the group and I’ll.
Stage 16 of the Tour de France saw Lennard Kamna (BOH) solo to an impressive victory after earlier playing an active role in forming the day’s breakaway that finally stuck. NTT Pro Cycling’s riders tried valiantly in a fast and furious opening 50km stretch to assist in forming the break – with Michael Gogl, Michael Valgren and Edvald Boasson Hagen all particularly active. The day’s racing then saw the team all ride safely home conserving energy ahead of what promises to be some tough days to come. Ryan Gibbons It was quite a hard start and we were really motivated to be in the break.
NTT Pro Cycling’s Michael Gogl had a day he won’t forget as he went on a courageous breakaway on stage 15 of the Tour de France that featured brutal climbs and rapid descents. The Austrian was only reeled in on the slopes on the day’s final climb, the Grand Colombier, his daring hope of victory dashed as the contenders in the battle for the general classification took a grip in the final 15km of the day. The Austrian was heavily involved in forming the day’s eventual breakaway which was chipped away over the stage that featured three major climbs. Despite losing some distance on some of the steeper inclines he used his superb descending skills to take back time, and open up his own advantages. Gogl was eventually caught with.
NTT Pro Cycling’s Michael Valgren rode strongly to finish in the maillot jaune group on a tough stage 14 of the Tour de France. Team Sunweb’s Soren Kragh Andersen broke away in the final stages to claim an impressive win in Lyon with Luka Mezgec second and Simone Consonni third. Valgren was 13th on the stage, skillfully navigating his way in a reduced group and a tricky finale into Lyon. Michael Valgren It was a hard day on the bike and we knew that Bora would go hard on the first climb to drop the sprinters and then that I was alone so I would.
Stage 13 of the Tour de France, as expected, was one that saw the main contenders in the overall classification firmly stamp their mark on the race. The stage was won by Daniel Martinez (EF) with the BORA-hansgrohe duo of Lennard Kamna and Max Schachmann following him home. NTT Pro Cycling, with other objectives to come in the race in mind, looked to limit potential losses for the South African champion Ryan Gibbons who struggled with stomach problems throughout the day. Gibbons fought to make contact with the last group on the road and once he did, managed to reasonably comfortably pace himself home within.
Stage 12 of the Tour de France was won in impressive fashion by Marc Hirschi (SUN) as he soloed to the line in Sarran-Correze. For NTT Pro Cycling Michael Gogl had a very strong day as he finished with the maillot jaune group in 16th position, just over 2 minutes behind the Swiss winner. While Max Walscheid was part of an early group that featured in the breakaway for a large portion of the day. Michael Gogl The plan was to go in the breakaway with a bigger group of riders but then four riders including Max Walscheid, went up the road and then Bora.