Late effort gives Soren Kragh Andersen second victory in Tour de France, Roglic keeps Yellow
Sep 18 2020 11:41 pm CET

Late effort gives Soren Kragh Andersen second victory in Tour de France, Roglic keeps Yellow
Late effort gives Soren Kragh Andersen second victory in Tour de France, Roglic keeps Yellow
Tour de France

Sunweb's Soren Kragh Andersen has taken his second victory in the 107th edition of the Tour de France at the 19th stage of the race. Primoz Roglic has kept the Yellow Jersey.

The peloton went through a 166.5-kilometre route during the 19th stage of the French grand tour from Bourg-En-Bresse and Champagnole. Deceuninck-Quick-Step's Remi Cavagna was the first rider to escape from the pack while others like Dylan van Baarle and Guillaume Martin tried for a while to get to him.

Bora-hansgrohe's Lukas Pöstlberger was bitten by a wasp in the mouth and was forced to abandon. With 50 kilometres to go, Cavagna was joined in by a trio formed by Luke Rowe, Pierre Rolland and Benoit Cosnefroy.

A few kilometres later, a bigger group of riders got to the quartet in front and included riders like Tim Declercq, Greg Van Avermaet, Omar Fraile, Nils Politt, Soren Kragh Andersen and Casper Pedersen, among others. With 16 kilometre to go, Kragh Andersen attacked following a move by Matteo Trentin and continued by himself, building a strong gap with the chasers.

The Dane crossed the finish line on his own for the second time in this edition of the Tour de France, taking the third stage win for Sunweb. Mitchelton-Scott's Luka Mezgec and Trek-Segafredo's Jasper Stuyven completed the top five of the day.

All the favourites arrived to the finish line with the peloton, which means that Primoz Roglic maintains the lead of the General Classification, having an advantage of 57 seconds over UAE Team Emirates' Tadej Pogacar ahead of the Individual Time Trial with a finish in the Planche des Belles Filles.




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