Alexander Kristoff of Norway has won the first race of Tour de France 2020 held in Nice, France.
The 33 years old Kristoff cycled a distance of 156km in 3hours 46minutes and 13seconds for UAE Team Emirates. In the past he was two times Norwegian National Road Race Champion.
Kristoff was followed by world champion Mads Pedersen of Team Trek-Segafredo for the 2nd slot with 3h 46m17s timing. He was also declared ‘Best Young’ cyclist during Race 1 of Tour de France 2020.
Cees Bol of Team Sunweb was at 3rd position in race with 3h 46m 19s timing. Sam Bennet of Belgium representing Team Deceuninck–Quick-Step was next along with Sagan with timing of 3h46m23s. Peter Sagan of Slovakia finished simultaneously with Bennet having timing of 3h46m23s but represented Team Bora-Hansgrohe.
‘Best Climber’ was 25 years old Fabien Grellier of France for Team Total Direct Energie.
The famous cycling race Tour de France 2020 for the 107th time has commenced from Nice on 29th August and will culminate on 20th September.
During the first stage of the race strict COVID-19 SOPs had been observed for the cyclists. No team has been expelled so far. According to terms, a team will be expelled if 2 of its cyclists test positive for corona virus within a week.