SAINT DIE DES VOSGES – COLMAR
The course in the Vosges area would allow visitors and TV viewers to enjoy the Haut- Koenigsbourg castle or admire the magnificent villages of Alsace. But the riders will be focused on their sensations as they take on the first real climbs of the Tour, like the Côte des Trois-Épis. A terrain mostly suited to strong breakaway experts.
– C. Prudhomme
Three-time world champion Peter Sagan erupted in the final meters in Colmar to secure the stage win. It is the 12th stage win for Sagan, who’s Bora Hansgrohe team worked all day to keep the breakaway within reach. Best young rider, Wout van Aert grabbed second and six bonus seconds on the line while European road race champion Matteo Trentin finished third. Julian Alaphilippe finished 10th on the stage and now leads van Aert by 14 seconds.
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