Vlasov beats Quintana by nearly 2 minutes to conquer Mont Ventoux

Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana) won the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge after holding off Richie Porte (Trek Segafredo) and Guillaume Martin (Cofidis).

Nairo Quintana crossed the finish line on 8th place, nearly 2 minutes behind the young Russian winner.

“It’s a very famous mountain, the mountain of champions so I’m very, very happy to win here,” Vlasov said.

“I’m happy with my performance and with the teamwork. We did a good job. I felt very good and I tried to attack. I’m very happy. Now I will go in Italy for the Classics. With my shape, I hope to get some good results in the Giro dell’Emilia or Il Lombardia, it’s a very nice race. And I want to do my best.”

Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge 2020 results (Vaison-la-Romaine – Mont Ventoux):

1Alexandr Vlasov (Astana)

4:56:39

2Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo)

+18”

3Guillaume Martin (Cofidis)

+59”

4Pierre Latour (AG2R la Mondiale)

+01’29”

5Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates)

+01’38”

6Harold Tejada (Astana)

+01’43”

7Kenny Elissonde (Trek-Segafredo)

+01’51”

8Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic)

+01’57”

9Jesus Herrada (Cofidis)

+02’15”

10Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ)

+02’32”

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