Tag: Anthony Turgis (TotalEnergies)

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...