Bagioli edges out Roglic to take Tour de l’Ain opening stage

Young Italian Andrea Bagioli (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) took his first pro win in the Tour de l’Ain after he outsprinted Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) on the uphill finish in Ceyzeriat.

“It’s incredible. After I’d crossed the line I couldn’t believe that I’d won, then I was told I had done. It’s a crazy feeling,” said Bagioli. “Thanks to my team for this. The victory is dedicated to Fabio. We hope that he recovers quickly and is soon able to return to the group.”

The French race has attracted a many big names this year at the start, among them Chris Froome, Egan Bernal, Geraint Thomas, Roglic and Dumoulin. The race concludes on Sunday with a mountainous route to Grand Colombiere that mimics the decisive stage 15 of the upcoming Tour de France.

Tour de l’Ain 2020 – stage 1 results (Montréal-la-Cluse – Ceyzeriat):

1Andrea Bagioli (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

3:17:00

2Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)

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3Stefan Bissegger (Switzerland)

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4Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma)

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5Erik Fetter (Kometa Xstra)

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6Giacomo Garavaglia (Kometa Xstra)

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7Guillaume Martin (Cofidis)

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8João Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

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9Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)

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10Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates)

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Tour de l’Ain 2020 – general classification after stage 1:

1Andrea Bagioli (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

3:17:00

2Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)

+04”

3Stefan Bissegger (Switzerland)

+06”

4Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma)

+10”

5Erik Fetter (Kometa Xstra)

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6Giacomo Garavaglia (Kometa Xstra)

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7Guillaume Martin (Cofidis)

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8João Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

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9Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)

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10Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates)

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