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The top 10 of the Mont Ventoux Denivelé challenge!
Nicolas Edet finished 11th and Valentin Madouas 12th
🎙️ Guillaume Martin at the microphone of the L’Equipe channel : “It’s satisfactory for a recovery. It was the legs of the moment that spoke. The rivals were stronger. Now I’m going to practice at the Jura to prepare for the Tour de France.”
No Frenchman on the podium
It is the first time in four editions that no French driver has reached the podium at the top of Ventoux.
Johannessen 4th, Guillaume Martin 5th
In recovery after the Giro, the Frenchman from Cofidis made an interesting climb, everything was too fair to fight with the best of the day.
The Portuguese wins the fourth edition after a hellish number. He is ahead of teammate Esteban Chaves and Australian Michael Storer (Groupama-FDJ).
1 km: The red flame of Guerrero!
The Portuguese is 45 seconds ahead of his teammate Estéban Chaves
2 km: EF towards the double
For a long time, Esteban Chaves has just attacked and let go of Michael Storer. The Groupama-FDJ rider tried to hold on but ran out of energy.
2 km: Crush Warrior!
The Portuguese from EF are now two minutes ahead of the Storer-Chaves duo. Shop that drives alone and wastes time.
3 km: Guerrero still digs
He now has a one-minute lead over the duo against the counter. Behind him, Guillaume Martin leads the second group against Verona, Johannessen and Rodriguezz.
5 km: The hand of EF
Guerreiro flies over the race at the head of the lunar landscapes of Ventoux. Last Storer (Groupama-FDJ) rolls, while wasting time with Chaves at the wheel. EF Education-Education EasyPost is deployed.
6 km: Ruben Guerrero in great shape
The Portuguese winner of the Giro stage continues with his show. He has 30 seconds in the Storer-Chaves duo.
7 km: Martin against
Cofidis’ Frenchman is third in the race with Verona (Movistar), behind striker Guerreiro, the duo Storer-Chaves and behind Rodríguez (TotalEnergies). He is 1 minute late.
8 km: Michael Storer caught in a pincer motion by the EF
10 km: Guerreiro very strong, Valverde and Martin in difficulty
The Portuguese is about 2 seconds ahead of a duet of Storer and his partner Chaves, which obviously does not roll. Valverde seems to be offside just like Guillaume Martin.
11 km: Guerrero in the lead now
Riabushenko was captured. The Portuguese Ruben Guerreiro isolated himself at the head of the race. Behind, three men against: Michael Storer (Groupama-FDJ), Chaves (EF) and Christian Rodríguez (Total Energies)
12 km: Attack of Valverde!
The Spaniard is the first to go on the offensive among the favorites but is followed by two EF drivers in particular.
13 km: The platoon explodes
The EF-Education Post team is imposing a high tempo that has the effect of reducing the platoon which is no longer made up of approximately 3 units.
14 km: the winner of 2019 was released
Jesús Herrada (Cofidis), winner in 2019, is relaxed in the Ventoux oven. like Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ)) who had returned
15 km: Riabushenko alone in the lead
The Belarusian blew up the young Frenchman Alan Jousseaume on the Saint-Estève bend. He is now alone in the lead, as the platoon accelerates with Cofidis above all.
16 km : Calmejane and Koretzky are swallowed up by the EF Education-Post-led platoon
17 km: The quartet explodes!
Attack of the Belarusian Riabushenko at the beginning of the rise of the Ventoux. He is followed by Alan Jousseaume. Calmejane and Koretzy are at a distance.
19 km: Start of Ventoux!
The leading quartet is located in the first meters of Mont Ventoux, climbed by Bedouin, its most difficult slope. The difference is only a minute ahead.
☀️ Great heat on the road
It is more than 30 degrees at the foot of the Ventoux. Runners are constantly hydrated with their often open t-shirt. They will be able to refuel up to 5 km from the finish line
25 km: The getaway maintains its leadership
The leading quartet: Calmejane Jousseaume, Koretzky and Riabushenko still have a 1’30 ‘lead over the Movistar-led squad, near the start of Ventoux.
29 km: Col de la Madeleine by the head
The quartet climbs the Madeleine Pass, before the final ascent of Mont Ventoux
34 km : End of the descent for the getaway. The leading quartet is in Mallaucène
40 km : Movistar leads the peloton behind the breakaway with Spaniard José Arcas
45 km: Head downhill
The race leader descends the winding descent of Mont Ventoux. The advantage of the escape is now 2 ‘.
4500 meters of elevation gain
The runners of this Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge have 4500 meters of elevation gain to cover the 152 kilometers of the race.
54 km : The getaway goes to the top
The four leaders have a 1’30 ” advantage over a platoon that was greatly reduced during Ventoux’s first ascent.
55 km: Madouas distances
Valentin Madouas is released on this first ascent of the Ventoux. He was one of the two Groupama-FDJ leaders with Michael Storer
57 km : Nicolas Debeaumarché was dropped by his fellow fugitives. He was picked up by the platoon.
Guillaume Martin’s words before we begin
58 km: the attack of Valter!
Hungarian Attila Valter from Groupama-FDJ left the squad
59 km : Israel Premier Tech raises the bar!
The Israeli formation accelerates to the exit of Chalet Reynard in hot weather
61 km: six km from the summit
The race leader is on the first of the two ascents of Mont Ventoux, 6 km from the summit.
64 km: Several teams lead the hunt
The five protagonists are the first ascent of Mont Ventoux. They are 3’30 ” ahead of the peloton where several teams are doing the work as the One-X.
Marta Cavalli, winner of the first women’s edition
The Italian of the French team FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine won the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Women’s Challenge. He defeated Clara Koppenburg (Cofidis) and his teammate and French champion Evita Muzic.
70 km: 5 men in front: Lilian Calmejane (AG2R-Citroën), Alan Jousseaume (TotalEnergies), Victor Koretzky (BNB Hotels KTM), Nicolas Debeaumarché (Saint-Michel Auber 93) and the Belarusian Aleksandr Riabushenko (Astana). They have a 3’30 ‘advantage over the platoon led by the Uno-X formation
Runners are 75 km from the finish line
Hello and welcome to all in this live dedicated to the fourth edition of the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge (153 km), men’s race. The pilots left Vaison-La-Romaine in the morning. Who will succeed Miguel Ángel López?