Roglic wins first summit finish of the 2020 Tour de France

Primoz Roglic asserted his Tour de France credentials with a victory in the first mountain stage Tuesday as Julian Alaphilippe kept the race leader’s yellow jersey.

Roglic posted his third career stage win at the Tour in the Alpine town of Orcieres-Merlette.

The 160.5-kilometer stage in the Hautes-Alpes marked the race’s first summit finish this year, with a final 7-kilometer climb up to the ski resort where Luis Ocana handed five-time Tour winner Eddy Merckx a resounding defeat back in 1971.

Roglic crossed first ahead of Tadej Pogacar and Guillaume Martin. Alaphilippe was fifth in the same time behind Colombian climber Nairo Quintana.

“It was a fast day, it was quite hard. The guys did a really good job to put me in position for the sprint, and in the end I could do my sprint, I am very happy. I have to accept that, I don’t really care [about the yellow jersey]. We stay safe, we get the win so it’s even better. Today I felt a little better,” said Roglic.

Tour de France 2020 – stage 4 results (Sisteron – Orcières-Merlette):

1Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)

4:07:47

2Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)

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3Guillaume Martin (Cofidis)

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4Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic)

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5Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

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6Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana)

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7Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers)

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8Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ)

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9Mikel Landa (Bahrain McLaren)

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10Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)

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11Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma)

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12Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott)

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13Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)

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14Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo)

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15Rigoberto Uran (EF Pro Cycling)

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16Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale)

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17Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)

+09”

18Enric Mas (Movistar)

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19Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma)

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20Hugh Carthy (EF Pro Cycling)

+15”

 

Tour de France 2020 – general classification after stage 4:

1Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

18:07:04

2Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)

+04”

3Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)

+07”

4Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)

+11”

5Guillaume Martin (Cofidis)

+13”

6Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers)

+17”

7Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma)

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8Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott)

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9Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic)

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10Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana)

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11Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)

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12Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale)

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13Mikel Landa (Bahrain McLaren)

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14Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ)

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15Rigoberto Uran (EF Pro Cycling)

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16Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo)

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17Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)

+26”

18Enric Mas (Movistar)

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19Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)

+38”

20Sergio Higuita (EF Pro Cycling)

+45”

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