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):

1 Alexandr Vlasov (Astana)

4:56:39

2 Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo)

+18”

3 Guillaume Martin (Cofidis)

+59”

4 Pierre Latour (AG2R la Mondiale)

+01’29”

5 Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates)

+01’38”

6 Harold Tejada (Astana)

+01’43”

7 Kenny Elissonde (Trek-Segafredo)

+01’51”

8 Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic)

+01’57”

9 Jesus Herrada (Cofidis)

+02’15”

10 Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ)

+02’32”

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