After finishing second and third of stages in his first participation to the Tour de France, Marc Hirschi, 22, became the first Swiss rider to win a stage since his mentor Fabian Cancellara as he soloed to victory 30km before the end of stage 12 in the small town of Sarran in the Corrèze department.
The 2018 u23 world champion took his first pro win in his first Grand Tour. Pierre Rolland and Soren Kragh Andersen rounded out the podium. Primoz Roglic retained the yellow jersey.
MARC HIRSCHI ALONE AT SUC AU MAY
Asgreen and Erviti forged on after passing the 50km to go mark while the peloton strongly led by Bora-Hansgrohe, CCC and Sunweb was timed 25’’ behind.
After the regrouping, a different front group of six riders was formed with Maximilian Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe), Kragh Andersen, Tiesj Benoot and Marc Hirschi (Sunweb), Quentin Pacher (B&B Hotels-Vital Concept) and Marc Soler (Movistar).
Hirschi countered Soler to take the lead by himself 30km before the end as he was climbing to the cat. 2 Suc au May. Hirschi crested first with an advantage of 18’’ over Soler and Schachmann.