Wackermann wins the general of Limosín and Fedeli the last stage

The Italian Luca Wackermann (Vini Zabu 'KTM) has won the 53rd edition of the Limousin Tour after finishing the fourth and last stage.


Italian Luca Wackermann (Vini Zabu 'KTM) has won the 53rd edition of the Limousin Tour after finishing the fourth and last stage between Lac de Saint-Pardoux and Limoges, of 167 kilometers, in which he prevailed in a sprint between two his compatriot Alessandro Fedeli (Nippo Delko). In an exciting finale due to the uncertainty of the final triumph, the partial victory went to Fedeli, winner of a sprint between two against the Portuguese 2013 world champion Rui Costa (UAE Emirates), who had 4 seconds left to win the final yellow jersey .

The Portuguese cyclist escaped with Fedeli, but from behind Luca Wackermann had to be used to the full, who saw the yellow jersey lost for an instant, which he finally put on. His triumph in the first stage allowed him to save a few seconds that in the end he turned into pure gold. The stage did not have the Ag2r Bouchard, Axel Domont and Ben Gastauer runners due to a Covid-19 positive in a teammate who was not in this race, but the team took its precautionary measures The break was formed with 3 men: Bidard (AG2R), Ferron (Direct Energie) and Hurel (St-Michel-Auber 93) and later Peio Goikoetxea (Euskaltel Euskadi) from Bizkaia joined. It was not a good day for adventurers, as the yellow jersey was at stake, since the differences were meager.

Groupama had the British Jake Stewart at 5 seconds and tried to scratch time in the intermediate steps, but UAE Emirates had greater ambition to seek the third stage and general victory for Rui Costa. The Portuguese struggled with a puncture at the last level, but with less than 10 kilometers to go, the winner of 3 stages in the Tour de France was already in front looking for his treasure. One of his attacks neutralized Gougeard and another opened a gap.

Fedeli went to his wheel, with whom he endured in a final duel on an ascending terrain. The Italian, 9 years younger, beat him with speed after having collaborated with the Portuguese to make the final escape. After the goal, the uncertainty. If Wackermann arrived 9 seconds later, the title would be his, but another Italian took away the glory, crossing the finish line to 5, in a group in which he found the Spanish Jon Aberasturi (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), one of those chosen for the European next week. On the final podium, the Italian was accompanied by the British runner Jake Stewart (Groupama-FDJ Continental), 2 seconds away, and Rui Costa at 4. It succeeded Frenchman Benoit Cosnefroy (Ag2r), winner in 2019.

Classification of the 4th stage

1º Alessandro Fedeli (Italy / Nippo Dello One Provence) - 4h 01'57 ”

2º Rui Costa (Portugal / UAE) - mt

º Joel Suter (Swiss / Bingoal-Wallonie Bruxelles) - a 5 ”

General classification

1st Luca Wackermann (Italy / Vini Zabú-KTM) -

2º Jake Stewart (United Kingdom / Groupama-FDJ) - at 2 ”

º Rui Costa (Portugal / UAE) - 4 ”

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