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Tour de France: Tadej Pogacar Claims Third Victory in 15th Stage
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Tour de France: Tadej Pogacar Claims Third Victory in 15th Stage

By Score More | July 14, 2024 PLATEAU DE BEILLE, FRANCE – On Bastille Day, Slovenian cyclist Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) showcased his outstanding form by claiming his third stage victory in this year's Tour de France. Pogacar triumphed in the 15th stage, pulling ahead of his main rival, Jonas Vingegaard (Visma-Lease a Bike), 5.4 kilometers from the finish line. Vingegaard finished second, trailing Pogacar by 1 minute and 8 seconds. With this victory, the yellow jersey holder Pogacar increased his overall lead to 3 minutes and 9 seconds ahead of Vingegaard. The 197.7-kilometer stage started in Loudenvielle and concluded at the summit of Plateau de Beille, which Pogacar completed in 5 hours, 13 minutes, and 55 seconds. “It was an incredible day. I am super happy with my physical ...
Pogacar Dominates in Pla d’Adet, Extends Lead in Tour de France
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Pogacar Dominates in Pla d’Adet, Extends Lead in Tour de France

By Score More In a thrilling finish atop the Pla d’Adet, Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) solidified his dominance in the Tour de France 2024, winning the 14th stage with a commanding solo victory. Pogacar increased his overall lead to 1 minute and 57 seconds over Jonas Vingegaard (Visma-Lease a Bike), who moved up to second place in the general classification. Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-Quick Step) is now in third, trailing by 2 minutes and 22 seconds. Stage 14 Recap On Saturday, July 13, the first high-mountain stage concluded with a dramatic showdown on the climb to Pla d’Adet. Pogacar emerged victorious, finishing 39 seconds ahead of Vingegaard and 1 minute and 10 seconds ahead of Evenepoel. Carlos Rodriguez (Ineos Grenadiers) and Giulio Ciccone (Lidl-Trek) completed the top five,...
Tour de France: Jasper Philipsen Wins 13th Stage, Second Victory in the 2024 Tour
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Tour de France: Jasper Philipsen Wins 13th Stage, Second Victory in the 2024 Tour

By Score More Staff Writer Belgian cyclist Jasper Philipsen, riding for Alpecin-Deceuninck, secured his second victory in the 2024 Tour de France this Friday, July 12th. Philipsen triumphed in the 13th stage, contested in Pau, out-sprinting his rivals Wout van Aert (Visma-Lease a Bike), Pascal Ackermann (Israel-Premier Tech), Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty), and Nikias Arndt (Bahrain Victorious). “We did our best from the start and never slowed down. The crosswind added excitement to the stage. We had two riders in the front, Mathieu van der Poel and Axel Laurance. But the peloton kept chasing, and I kept believing in my chances in the sprint. Christophe Laporte made the perfect lead-out for Wout van Aert, but I was on his wheel and managed to overtake him,” Philipsen recounted after...
Biniam Girmay Shines in Stage 12 Victory at Tour de France 2024
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Biniam Girmay Shines in Stage 12 Victory at Tour de France 2024

By Score More Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France – In a thrilling finish, Eritrean cyclist Biniam Girmay of Intermarché-Wanty secured his third stage victory in the 2024 Tour de France, dominating the sprint finale of Stage 12. The race concluded on Thursday, July 11, in Villeneuve-sur-Lot, solidifying Girmay’s lead in the points classification for the coveted green jersey. Girmay's exceptional performance saw him out-sprint Wout van Aert (Visma-Lease a Bike) and Arnaud Démare (Arkéa-B&B Hotels), who initially placed second and third respectively. Pascal Ackermann (Israel-Premier Tech) followed closely in fourth, while sprint legend Mark Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan) finished fifth. However, post-race reviews resulted in penalties for Démare and Cavendish due to irregular sprints, droppin...
Tour de France: Vingegaard Shows Strength and Outsprints Pogacar in Stage 11 Victory
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Tour de France: Vingegaard Shows Strength and Outsprints Pogacar in Stage 11 Victory

Le Lioran, July 10 — Jonas Vingegaard of Visma-Lease a Bike showcased his formidable strength by winning the 11th stage of the Tour de France, defeating overall leader Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) in an exhilarating sprint. The Danish rider completed the 211km journey from Évaux-les-Bains to Le Lioran in exactly 4 hours and 58 minutes. Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-QuickStep) secured third place, finishing 25 seconds behind. Pogacar initially led the charge with a strong attack on the Puy Mary-Pas de Peyrol, but Vingegaard managed to respond and match the Slovenian’s pace. Primoz Roglic (Red Bull-Bora-Hansgrohe) recovered from a late crash to finish fourth, 55 seconds behind the leading duo. “This victory is incredibly emotional. Coming back from an accident means a lot to me after ever...
Tour de France: Philipsen Wins 10th Stage Powered by Van der Poel
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Tour de France: Philipsen Wins 10th Stage Powered by Van der Poel

By Score More Saint-Amand-Montrond, July 9 — Jasper Philipsen of Alpecin Deceuninck secured a triumphant victory in the 10th stage of the Tour de France, marking a strong start to the second week of the competition. The Belgian, who won the green jersey in last year's Tour, sprinted to victory thanks to the formidable lead-out by his teammate, world champion Mathieu van der Poel. Philipsen, the 2023 Tour de France green jersey holder, outpaced current green jersey leader Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty) who finished second, and Pascal Ackermann (Israel-Premier Tech) who took third. “I’m happy with the way we are starting this second week. We had gone through five sprints without winning, it was too much,” Philipsen said after the race. “I’m very happy and very relieved. We finally sh...
Turgis Wins Gravel Stage at Tour de France; Pidcock Takes Second
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Turgis Wins Gravel Stage at Tour de France; Pidcock Takes Second

By Score More Troyes, France – In one of the most anticipated stages of this year's Tour de France, French rider Anthony Turgis (TotalEnergies) emerged victorious in the "gravel stage" on Sunday, July 7. The 9th stage, a grueling 199 km route starting and ending in Troyes, featured 14 sections of gravel roads, with six in the final part covering 32 km in total. Turgis was part of a 12-man breakaway that held its lead from the first 50 km to the finish. In the end, Turgis won the sprint, beating out Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) who finished second, and Derek Gee (Israel-Premier Tech) who took third. Gee had initiated the sprint but couldn't hold off Turgis and Pidcock. "It's crazy. I've been racing in the Tour de France for years, this is my seventh edition, always intending to win...
Tour de France 2024: Girmay Shines in Sprint and Wins 8th Stage
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Tour de France 2024: Girmay Shines in Sprint and Wins 8th Stage

By Score More First African Black Rider to Win a Tour Stage Repeats Success and Consolidates Points Classification Lead Eritrean cyclist Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty) achieved a historic second sprint victory at the Tour de France on Saturday, July 6, by winning Stage 8 in Colombey-les-Deux-Églises. Girmay, who stayed on Bryan Coquard's (Cofidis) wheel during the initial attack, outpaced Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceununck) to take second place, with Arnaud De Lie (Lotto-Dstny) finishing third. Girmay had already made history as the first African black rider to win a Tour de France stage in the race's 111 editions by taking Stage 3. "Winning a stage is incredible, winning a second stage while wearing the green jersey is even more so. I have already won two stages and worn the g...
Tour de France 2024: Evenepoel Wins Stage 7 Time Trial; Pogacar Retains Lead
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Tour de France 2024: Evenepoel Wins Stage 7 Time Trial; Pogacar Retains Lead

By Score More Nuits-Saint-Georges, France – The seventh stage of the Tour de France saw Belgian rider Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-Quick Step) emerge victorious in the 25.3 km individual time trial from Nuits-Saint-Georges to Gevrey-Chambertin. The world champion in the discipline completed the course 12 seconds faster than second-placed Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates), with Primoz Roglic (Red Bull-Bora-Hansgrohe) finishing third, 34 seconds behind, and Jonas Vingegaard (Visma-Lease a Bike) in fourth, 37 seconds behind the winner. Stage 7 Results Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-Quick Step) - 29'44" Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) - +12" Primoz Roglic (Red Bull-Bora-Hansgrohe) - +34" Jonas Vingegaard (Visma-Lease a Bike) - +37" Pogacar retains the yellow jersey, with his overall...
Tour de France: Dylan Groenewegen Triumphs in Stage 6; Philipsen Penalized
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Tour de France: Dylan Groenewegen Triumphs in Stage 6; Philipsen Penalized

By Score More The sprinters took center stage in the 6th stage of the Tour de France, which traversed Burgundy from Mâcon to Dijon, marking the return of the race to Dijon after 27 years of absence on Thursday, July 4th. Dutch champion Dylan Groenewegen (Jayco–AlUla) edged out Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) at the finish line, securing his sixth Tour stage victory, the first since Stage 3 of the 2022 edition in Sønderborg, Denmark. Philipsen finished second for the second consecutive time, with Biniam Girmay in third place. However, Philipsen's sprint was deemed irregular by the officials, resulting in a penalty. Biniam Girmay moved up to second place, and Colombian Fernando Gaviria (Movistar) climbed to third on the podium. This was the sixth consecutive stage of the Tour wi...