On Thursday, in the 192-kilometer section, with one ascent in the fourth category, the winner was again determined at the finish of the sprint.
Demars (“Groupama – FDJ”) finished first after five hours, two minutes and 33 seconds in the distance.
He defeated Keileb Yuen, an Australian Lotto Soudal driver, and Mark Cavendish, a 36-year-old British sprinter in Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, to defeat Lotto Soudal.
The top three in the overall standings has remained unchanged. The first is Lopess (Trek – Segafredo). He is lost 38 seconds by the German Lenard Kemna (“BORA – Hansgrohe”) and 58 seconds by the Estonian Rhein Täram (Intermarche – Wanty – Gobert Materiaux).
On Friday, cyclists will complete the 196-kilometer section with four categorized climbs.
The bike ride, which started this year with three stages in Hungary, will end on May 29 in Verona with stage 21 – an individual ride.
Last year, Colombian cyclist Egan Bernal of the Ineos Grenadiers team was crowned the winner of the bike ride.
This year the competition is held without Latvian representatives.