Quinn Simmons leaves controversies behind: first win

The American, set aside for a time in 2020 by Trek-Segafredo for a racist tweet, debuts. Fernando Barceló, fourth, recovers sensations.

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Quin Simmons is one of the great pearls of American cycling. With only 20 years old, and a lot of projection ahead, he achieved his first professional triumph in the third stage of the Belgian Tour de Wallonia and is also the new leader of the race. Little by little, the Trek is leaving behind the non-sporting controversies. In October of last year, the junior world champion was removed from the team after openly showing his sympathy for Trump in the race for the US Presidency.

"He had a difficult year. He is a really young rider trying to break through on the World Tour," said one of his most successful teammates, Jasper Stuyven. Now, he opens his record. In an emotional heads-up on the final kilometer, Simmons beat Stan Dewulf (AG2R) who could not keep up with the American who, in the last 500 meters, launched himself for the triumph that he would celebrate alone and take him to the lead at the end of the race. third day, with 179 kilometers between Plombières and Érezée.

The work of the Andalusian Juanpe López was very important for the final triumph of his partner Simmons. Another big news was Fernando Barceló's 4th place. It is the best position on the back since he left the last Tour of Spain after five stages due to a tachycardia problem. "4th today at the finish line, with good feelings and bringing to light the work done. The stage has been fast and harder than these days ago. There are still 2 more stages to finish this Tour of Wallonia," he said in networks social after the stage.

Stage

1 SIMMONS Quinn Trek Segafredo 4: 07: 19

2 DEWULF Stan AG2R Citroën Team 0: 01

RENARD Alexis Israel Start-Up Nation 0: 13

4 BARCELÓ Fernando Cofidis, Solutions Credit 0: 13

5 EENKHOORN Pascal Team Jumbo-Visma 0: 13

Individual General Classification

1 SIMMONS Quinn Trek Segafredo 11: 03: 27

2 DEWULF Stan AG2R Citroën Team 0: 03

RENARD Alexis Israel Start-Up Nation 0: 19

4 BARCELÓ Fernando Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0: 23

5 EENKHOORN Pascal Team Jumbo-Visma 0: 23

10 LÓPEZ Juan Pedro Trek Segafredo 0: 32



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