Russian rider Aleksandr Vlasov came on top of the French mountain Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge on Thursday as he ended the 182km in less than 5 hours.
Champion of Russia, Vlasov realized an impressive late chase to snatch the leading position from Austrian rider Richie Porte who finished second. He arrived after 4h, 56 mins, 39 sec.
However, Frenchman Guillaume Martin completed the top 3 while the Colombian Nairo Quintana finished at 8th position.
Aleksandr Vlasov, 24, expresses delight following his performance and the work of his team.
“It’s a very famous mountain, the mountain of champions so I’m very, very happy to win here,” Vlasov said in a report of Cyclingnews.com
“I’m happy with my performance and with the teamwork. We did a good job. I felt very good and I tried to attack. I’m very happy. Now I will go in Italy for the Classics. With my shape, I hope to get some good results in the Giro dell’Emilia or Il Lombardia, it’s a very nice race. And I want to do my best.” he concluded.