Junior World Champion in 2019, the American Quinn Simmons took his first professional victory by winning the Tour de Wallonie. Winner of the third stage, the rider Trek Segafredo succeeded also in winning the general classification of the Belgian event. The Walloon race was additionally noteworthy due to the return to the foreground of Dylan Groenewegen and Fabio Jakobsen, both of whom won two stages each.
The results: 1. Quinn Simmons (Trek Segafredo) ; 2. Stan Dewulf (AG2R CITROËN TEAM) ; 3. Alexis Renard (Israël Start-Up Nation) ;
Stages won by: Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo Visma) ; Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck Quick Step) ; Quinn Simmons (Trek Segafredo)
Prueba Villafranca Ordiziako Klasika: Luis Leon Sanchez wins using his experience
Taking the first seven places, the Spanish riders dominated the Basque event. But Prueba Villafranca Ordiziako Klasika gave the experienced Luis Leon Sanchez (37) the chance to claim his 47th professional victory. The former Spanish Champion dominated the youth of his country. The young prodigy Juan Ayuso, 18, recent winner of the Baby Giro, took second place, just ahead of Roger Adria, who is barely 23 years old. Spanish cycling has a bright future ahead of it.
The results: 1. Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana Premier Tech) ; 2. Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates) ; 3. Roger Adria (Equipo Kern Pharma);
Races to come:
Vuelta a Castilla y Leon, Esp, 29/07, www.vueltacastillayleon.es
Donostia San Sebastien Klasikoa Women, 31/07, www.klasikoa-women.eus
Donostia San Sebastien Klasikoa, 31/07, www.klasikoa.eus