Søren Kragh Andersen of Team Sunweb has won his second stage of this year's Tour de France, the 26-year-old Dane soloing his way to victory in Champagnole today.
Ahead of tomorrow's individual time trial which finishes on La Planche des Belles Filles, Jumbo-Visma's Primoz Roglic continues to enjoy a 57-second advantage over his closest challenger, Tadej Pogacar of UAE Team Emirates.
Stage winner Søren Kragh Andersen
The motorbike told me you have one minute and I realised in the last kilometre that I had the second win.
The first one is of course magical, but today is even more crazy in my opinion; I’m speechless.
First of all, Nicholas did a great job on the front the whole day. We were going for Cees with a sprint finish but the race developed, and it was my job to be represented in the attacks.
Nikias was there so we planned that I would attack from the group and he would go for the sprint. The moment came after Trentin’s attack when it was super hard. I took the chance and I was lucky they let me go.
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