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Photo finish decides on profit and loss in… mountain stage Tour of the Future

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The seventh stage in the Tour of the Future was won for Ivan Ramiro Sosa. The 20-year-old Colombian took out the, after a photo finish, in the first stage through the Alps, a short leg about 35,9 kilometers from Moutiers to Méribe.

The American Brandon McNulty was second, Slovenian Tadej Pogacar third. Harm Vanhoucke, the leader of the Belgian selection, finished 23rd, at 1’23”. In this first stage, with the arrival uphill, 12.2 km at 6.9% and with only 35,9 kilometers on the program, took the Colombian selection immediately after the start of the race in the hands. After 500 meters, went up immediately with a col of about eight miles, to 7 percent. It was a afvallingskoers, which did not immediately have an early flight on feet was put. At five kilometers from the end, the peloton with the favourites still 15 riders, leader Alan Riou was not more.

Finally, the group would further thin out to three pieces: Sosa, McNulty and Tadej. There was a photo-finish to be the winner in the sprint uphill. First, McNulty is still referred to as the winner. Pogacar is the new leader. He has seven seconds ahead of McNulty. The Dutchman Thymen Arensman is third at 12 seconds. Vanhoucke is twelfth in 1’04”.

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