Fifth for Dunbar on Mont Ventoux

15 Feb 2020

Fifth for Dunbar on Mont Ventoux

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Tour de La Provence - Stage three: Istres › Mont Ventoux/Chalet Reynard, 140.2km

Eddie Dunbar impressed with a spirited performance on the queen stage of Tour de La Provence, securing a top five on the famous mountain.

The Irishman found himself part of a select group of contenders, animating the race with accelerations on the tree-lined ascent to Chalet Reynard.

With four riders up ahead, including a dominant solo victory from Nairo Quintana (Arkea Samsic), Dunbar sprinted to fifth place, 2:11 back on the Colombian.

That result elevated him into sixth place overall, 2:21 back, with a lumpy run into Aix-en-Provence still remaining on Sunday. 

Pavel Sivakov had been up front alongside his teammate but eventually slipped back on the steep slopes, finishing 30th and offering an honest assessment after the race.
Stage three result:

1. Nairo Quintana (Arkea Samsic) 3:36:26
2. Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) +1:28"
3. Hugh Carthy (EF Pro Cycling) s.t.
4. Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana)
5. Eddie Dunbar (Team INEOS) +2:11"

Overall standings:

1. Nairo Quintana (Arkea Samsic) 11:24:12
2. Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana) +1:04
3. Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) +1:28"
4. Hugh Carthy (EF Pro Cycling) +1:38"
5. Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) +2:16"
6. Eddie Dunbar (Team INEOS) +2:21"

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