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Jonas Vingegaard retained his overall lead in the Tour de France as Soudal Quick-Step’s Kasper Asgreen won stage 18 in Bourg-en-Bresse. Asgreen was one of four riders in the day’s breakaway to survive a thrilling pursuit by the speeding peloton, as the race left the Alps behind and entered the Rhone valley.
The four-rider attack, composed of Asgreen, Jonas Abrahamsen of Uno-X and the Lotto Dstny pair of Victor Campenaerts and Pascal Eenkhoorn, joined forces with 50km to race and maintained a slim lead into the closing moments of the stage.
Written by Jeremy Whittle in Bourg-en-Bresse
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/jul/20/cycling-tour-de-france-kasper-asgreen-stage-18-victory-report under the title “Asgreen sprints to thrilling stage 18 win as Vingegaard retains solid Tour lead”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.