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The Belgian does it again
Remco Evenepoel has started four stage races in 2020. And he has won four stage races. The 20-year-old Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider shows a brilliant form. He won the queen stage 4 of the Tour of Poland after a brilliant 50-km solo breakaway, leaving Jakob Fuglsang nearly 2 minutes down in the GC. Simon Yates finished third overall, trailing 2 minutes and 28 seconds. As Evenepoel crossed the line, he held up the number 75 in tribute to team-mate Fabio Jakobsen who is in serious condition after a crash near the finish of the first stage.
The Dutchman was forced into a barrier after a dangerous move by Dylan Groenewegen who has been since suspended by the Jumbo-Visma team and is awaiting judgement by the UCI disciplinary committee. Fabio Jakobsen has been kept in hospital and was successfully woken up from an induced coma.
With the #TDP20 general classification in the bag, 20-year-old @EvenepoelRemco now has nine victories to his name in 2020, making him the most successful rider of the year so far: https://t.co/hkS6cUJJf5
Photo: @GettySport pic.twitter.com/CU8poRALPp
— Deceuninck-QuickStep (@deceuninck_qst) August 9, 2020
Tour of Poland general classification
1. Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) – 21:29:50
2. Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) + 1:52
3. Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) + 2:28
4. Rafał Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) + 2:32
5. Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) + 3:09
6. Kamil Małecki (CCC) + 3:12
7. Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb) + 3:15
8. Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) + 3:18
9. Mikel Nieve (Mitchelton-Scott)
10. Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates) + 3:19
What a line-up
Just seen Tour de l’Ain startlist.
When open mic night at ‘The Dog & Duck’ turns into Live Aid. pic.twitter.com/Ob9eycfpnX
— Daniel Friebe (@friebos) August 6, 2020
Trust me, I’m an engineer
The winning smile
Back racing!! It’s been a while… Can you tell I’m happy? pic.twitter.com/9hfuMqeSud
— Geraint Thomas (@GeraintThomas86) August 7, 2020
It's great that Orlando Bloom is cycling, but… 😳 pic.twitter.com/Mt6jgIzaSw
— Felix Lowe (@saddleblaze) August 3, 2020