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Tour de France 2024: Mark Cavendish Breaks Record with 35th Stage Victory
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Tour de France 2024: Mark Cavendish Breaks Record with 35th Stage Victory

By Score More British rider wins 5th stage, becoming the greatest stage winner in Tour de France history; Jasper Philipsen and Alexander Kristoff take second and third. Mark Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan) made history on Wednesday, July 3rd, by winning the 5th stage of the Tour de France, securing his 35th stage victory, and surpassing the legendary Eddy Merckx's record after 39 years. The 39-year-old Briton, who postponed his retirement to chase this record (read more here), used all his experience in a tense sprint finish, leaving Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) in second and Alexander Kristoff (Uno-X) in third. "Astana invested heavily this year to ensure we performed well in the Tour de France. My boss put a lot on the line to see us win at least one stage. This shows he und...
Pogacar Dominates Galibier to Reclaim Yellow Jersey at Tour de France
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Pogacar Dominates Galibier to Reclaim Yellow Jersey at Tour de France

By Score More Valloire, France – Tadej Pogacar of UAE Team Emirates delivered a spectacular solo victory in the 4th stage of the Tour de France, reclaiming the coveted yellow jersey. The stage, which crossed from Italy into France and concluded at Valloire with the challenging ascent of Col du Galibier, saw Pogacar attack with 800 meters to the summit, leaving his rivals behind and securing a 35-second lead over the chasing pack. A Commanding Performance Pogacar's decisive move came after his team controlled the early climbs of Sestriere and Col de Montgenevre. At 2,642 meters, the summit of Col du Galibier proved the perfect launchpad for the Slovenian's attack. His solo effort not only secured his 12th stage win in the Tour de France but also reestablished him as the overall lea...
Biniam Girmay Claims Victory in Longest Stage of Tour de France 2024
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Biniam Girmay Claims Victory in Longest Stage of Tour de France 2024

By Score More Piacenza, Italy – July 1, 2024: In a thrilling finish, Eritrean cyclist Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty) emerged victorious in the third stage of the Tour de France 2024, covering the 230.9 km stretch between Piacenza and Torino. This marks the longest stage of this year's race. Girmay’s impressive sprint saw him edge out Fernando Gaviria (Movistar) and Arnaud De Lie (Lotto-Dstny), who finished second and third respectively. Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek), who initiated the sprint, ended in fourth place, with Dylan Groenewegen (Jayco-AlUla) rounding out the top five. "Ever since I started cycling, I've always dreamed of being part of the Tour de France. Now, I can't believe it; winning a stage in my second year in such a significant sprint is unbelievable," an emotional Gir...
Vauquelin Wins Second Stage of Tour de France, Pogacar Takes Yellow Jersey
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Vauquelin Wins Second Stage of Tour de France, Pogacar Takes Yellow Jersey

By Score More Bologna, Italy – In a thrilling second stage of the Tour de France, Frenchman Kevin Vauquelin emerged victorious after a grueling 199-kilometer ride from Cesenatico to Bologna. Meanwhile, Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar, the 2020 and 2021 champion, claimed the prestigious yellow jersey, signaling his early dominance in this year’s race. Pogacar and Vingegaard Show Their Class It took only two days for Tadej Pogacar and Jonas Vingegaard to demonstrate their superiority. Pogacar launched a decisive attack from the peloton on the second ascent of the short but brutally steep San Luca climb, with only Vingegaard managing to keep pace. This move allowed Pogacar to seize the leader's yellow jersey from Stage 1 winner Romain Bardet, while another top contender, Primoz Ro...
Romain Bardet Surprises with Victory in Tour de France Opening Stage
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Romain Bardet Surprises with Victory in Tour de France Opening Stage

Romain Bardet (right) and Frank van den Broek could hardly believe their success. Photo: Thomas SAMSON / AFP By Score More with agencies Florence, Italy – French cyclist Romain Bardet has claimed a stunning victory in the first stage of the 2024 Tour de France, emerging as the race’s initial leader after an unexpected triumph. Bardet's win was greatly assisted by his teammate Frank van den Broek, with Portuguese riders João Almeida and Rui Costa finishing among the leading contenders. The inaugural stage of the Tour deviated from the usual sprinter-friendly routes. The 206-kilometer stretch from Florence to Rimini included six categorized climbs—four of the third category and two of the second category. Despite these challenges, several of the peloton's fastest riders, excluding Ma...