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Pogačar defends yellow jersey in Tignes
5 July 2021 - News
Pogačar defends yellow jersey in Tignes

Stage 9 of the Tour de France saw Tadej Pogačar successfully defend his lead on his first day in the maillot jaune in this years Grand Boucles. The leg from Cluses to Tignes (144.9km) brought wet and cold over several mountain passes with stage honours going to Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroen) who formed part of a large early breakaway which build up a maximum lead of over 8 minutes on the main peloton. Pogačar attacked from the GC group with 4km to go with no answer from the other favourites as he rode home to 6th on the stage.