Behind the Slovenian Tadej Pogacar (Emirates) who confirmed the Tour de France championship on the Champs Elysées on Sunday, Quebec Hugo Hull (Astana) completed the “most of his career”. “Best Tournament”, ranked 47th in general.
The day after the amazing change in the time trial, Pogacar stole the yellow jersey from his compatriot Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma), and the drivers completed the 21st and final stages of the race. When he celebrated his 22nd birthday on Monday, Pogacar had become the youngest champion on the tour in more than 100 years. At the end of the 122km track between Mantes-la-Jolie and Paris, he maintained a 59-second lead over Roglic’s regular season championship. Australia’s Trek-Segafredo reached the podium (+ 3 minutes 30 seconds).
Irishman Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-Quick Step) won the championship in green, and his closest followers in the standings are Dan Metz Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) and Slovakian Peter Sagan ( BORA-hansgrohe) leads. For Bennett, this is the second victory of the Tour de France in 2020.
Holler turned over and ranked 74th in the final stage, 21 seconds behind Bennett.
“I am very happy to be able to complete these three weeks. He said: “We have put a lot of effort into this, so when we arrive in Paris, it is always an easy task. ”
Holler participated in the Tour de France for the second year in a row and stood out in the top 15 five times. The 29-year-old veteran also won the best result in Quebec history, ranking seventh in the 12th stage.
“This is the top ten. Moreover, the day when the game was played in the seventh stage to gain an advantage over the opponent was also a very important moment. I am proud of myself. He recalled that these two days were when I was on the tour. The best moment.
The leader of Astana, Colombian Miguel Angel Lopez, won the Tour de France in 6 minutes and 47 seconds. Hugo Houle made sure his team is proud of their performance.
The only Canadian in this version completed 21 stages at 2 hours, 39 minutes and 54 seconds. In 2019, the cyclist of Sainte-Perpétue won the 91st overall ranking, and in the final stage won the personal top 15.
Based on his large-scale tour experience, Houle participated in Giro in 2015 and 2016, and Vuelta in 2017.
Prior to his participation in the Tour de France, Quebecman David Veilleux (European team) finished 123rd overall in the tour in 2013, and Antoine Duchesne (direct Energie) finished 107th in 2016.
This version in 2020 will also prove that in the event of a pandemic, it is possible to hold a major cycling tour. In addition, only 5,000 spectators welcomed the cyclists on the Champs Elysées, but the runners in Quebec were not significantly different from the usual crowd.