Ruben Guerreiro soloed to victory ahead of teammate Esteban Chaves to claim a 1-2 triumph for EF at Mont Ventoux Challenge.
The Portuguese launched an attack halfway up Mont Ventoux and quickly showed he was the strongest on the day, building a large gap over the chasing group that thinned down by the minute.
“It’s beautiful to win here,” Guerreiro said afterwards, “I’ve had a lot of bad luck since my last win, in the  Giro d’Italia, but if you keep fighting, you see you can finally do it.”
The 27-year-old agreed that taking first and second on the Ventoux was exactly the kind of result that the team needed right now for a tough-looking WorldTour points ranking battle.
“After the Dauphiné, the team director told us we had to come here because the situation for the team was not fun, and luckily we got the result.”