Soren Kragh Andersen wins stage 14 or the Tour de France


Soren Kragh Andersen broke free in a fast-paced finish on the roads of Lyon to win the 14th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday.Overall leader Primoz Roglic had a drama-free day to finish safely after a 4.5-hour race and had the same time as his closest challengers to retain the yellow jersey he claimed on Sunday .

After two sharp climbs and several attacks in the last 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), Andersen broke away with three kilometers to the left to finish 15 seconds ahead of the pursuit peloton.

“I’m just amazed,” the Dane said of his career best win. “It’s always hard to say I’m good enough until I have done it.”

The highlights of the 14th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday.

In a Stellar Tour for Slovenia, Luka Mezgec took the sprint for second and Simon Consonni finished third.

Peter Sagan was only fourth on a stage he was aiming for to close the gap in the points standings with green jersey wearer Sam Bennett.

Former ski jumper Roglic was 44 seconds ahead of Slovenian compatriot Tadej Pogacar, and 59 seconds ahead of reigning champion Egan Bernal.

The battle for the yellow jersey is sure to reignite on Sunday. A 174.5 kilometer (108 mile) trek from Lyon ends with a grueling climb of the Grand Colombier in the Jura mountains, conducive to creating time differences.

The Slovenia v Colombia match at the top of the overall standings will take place over two Category 1 summits before tackling an even more difficult final climb that stretches over 17 kilometers (10 miles).


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