Kazakhstani cyclist Alexey Lutsenko, who represents Astana Pro Team, has shown the best result for the sixth stage of the most prominent professional cycling race, the Tour de France.
As reported, the 191-kilometer sixth stage of the Big Loop 2020 was mainly through flat land.
Lutsenko became the first racer who finished the distance with the result of 4 hours 32 minutes and 34 seconds. The second result at this stage showed Spaniard Jesus Herrada from Cofidis, Solutions Credits. He lagged behind the leader by only 55 seconds. The third became Greg Van Avermaet from the CCC Team, who lost to Lutsenko by almost two minutes.
«I was aiming to win at this stage of Tour De France. It was the biggest goal of mine in this season. I’ve been dreaming about this success and now it has come true!» said Lutsenko after finishing the race.
This is the first win of Kazakhstani cyclists on the Tour de France stage for almost ten years. The last time a representative of Kazakhstan won the Big Loop stage was in 2010 when Alexander Vinokurov showed the best result. Now he is the general manager of the Astana Team.
Earlier in August, another racer from Astana Pro Team, Fabio Felline, won the high profile one-day cycle race in memory of the famous Italian cyclist Marco Pantani, winner of Giro d’Italia 1998 and Tour de France 1998, who tragically died in February 2004.