The Kazakh racer is well known to the Norwegian fans. Last year, Aleksey won the multiple stage race called the Arctic Race of Norway in a dramatic struggle
By Ilyas Omorov, Kazakhstan Sports Media Association President
NUR-SULTAN, Sept. 7, 2020: Kazakh cyclist Alexey Lutsenko, representing Astana Pro Team, won the sixth stage of the Tour de France super-race with a convincing lead over his competitors, covering the distance of 191 km in 4 hours 32 minutes 34 seconds.
Suffice it to say that Spaniard Jesús Herrada from Cofidis who finished second was 55 seconds behind, and Belgian Greg Van Avermaet, who came third, representing the CCC Team, lost 2 minutes 15 seconds to Alexey.
“This is a special moment for me. The Tour de France is a beautiful and very important race, I am very happy. I worked at the limit of my capabilities and I am glad that everything worked out for us. Alexander Vinokurov helped along the distance, leading me on the main sections,” Lutsenko shared his emotions after the finish, for whom this victory was the first at the stages of the Big Loop.
The Kazakh racer is well known to the Norwegian fans. Last year, Aleksey won the multiple stage race called the Arctic Race of Norway in a dramatic struggle, beating the second-placed Frenchman Warren Barguil from Arcea Samsic by one second.
It was not without reason that the sports director of Astana Pro Team, a well-known cyclist in the past, Dmirtiy Fofonov, noted Lutsenko’s professional growth, who, according to Fofonov, became a real leader and a high-class rider.