Mauro Schmid was the team’s best finisher at his home race.
Situated at an altitude of 1300 meters, in the heart of the Vaud Alps, Villars-sur-Ollon welcomed the riders for the final stage of the 75th edition – a 15.8km individual time trial featuring a hard 10km climb that promised some big gaps between the overall contenders, and at the end of the day, didn’t disappoint.
It turned out to be the most exciting stage of the race, and 2020 French ITT Champion Rémi Cavagna put in a strong ride to finish as the highest-ranked Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl rider on the day, stopping the clock in 36:29 after averaging over 26km/h.
Mauro Schmid, one of the nine different members to have won a race this year, was the team’s best rider in the general classification, while James Knox finished second in the mountains standings, after his impressive day off front on the tough stage 4 to Zinal.
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