TDF 2020/ STAGE 10 : Elia Viviani ranks 4th
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Published on 2020-09-09 10:46:01
Elia Viviani was able to join in the battle for the sprint where he pocketed 4th place and thus demonstrated his rise to power.
Guillaume Martin, victim of a minor fall halfway through, benefited from the support of his teammates to preserve his 3rd place overall.
After a well-deserved rest day, the peloton hit the road again on Tuesday. And for the first time in twenty years, a stage took place entirely in Charente-Maritime, to the delight of the public who came in large numbers throughout the 168.5 km covered on Tuesday. At Cofidis, we knew that it was a risky stage because of multiple factors including the wind from the ocean - ultimately relatively weak - but also the many roundabouts, islets and urban developments that made the more difficult race.
Viviani confirms her return to business
When entering Rochefort, Guillaume Martin was caught in a fall, apparently not serious. The rider also complained about his back at the finish. After the crash, he benefited from the invaluable support of his teammates to get back into the peloton. He then strived to stay in the wake of the best, thus protecting his 3rd place overall. The Norman nevertheless wants to be reassuring on his state of health and hopes "a day a little calmer", tomorrow, in order to recover well.
His sprinting teammates got involved in the final battle. Elia Viviani, who is gradually regaining full possession of his means after having been touched in the foot in the first week, remained in the wake of the most fit riders of the moment. He finished in 4th place, his best result on this edition of the Tour de France. A clear rise in power and a ranking that he hopes to improve from tomorrow when he arrives in Poitiers.
Guillaume Martin (3rd in general classification):
“From the start, the race was going pretty well every day.
Today, it was more difficult with this fall in the middle of the race and the wind that bothered us.
I manage not to waste time, c 'is the main thing.
I was well supervised by the whole team who waited for me and in particular Pierre-Luc then Christophe in the final.
I have a little back pain, my head hit so it must have packed the vertebrae a bit.
I had a bit of trouble relaunching at the end, but I don't think there is anything too damaging for the rest.
The main thing is not to have wasted time . Hope to have a little quieter day and be able to recover. "
Elia Viviani (4th of the stage):
"I'm not happy of course because I can't settle for 4th place. I'm here to fight for the win.
Obviously, it's nice to come back to the level of the best sprinters in the world.
It wasn't an easy day but Simone (Consonni) did an important job to protect me until the end.
You have to live a perfect stage to win it and today, the strongest was Sam Bennett. "