- Hindley takes first mountain stage of race and yellow jersey
- Adam Yates’ lead evaporates as Vingegaard goes second
Jai Hindley of Australia won the first mountain stage of the Tour de France after the cruel climb of the Col de Marie Blanque saw Adam Yates’s race leadership evaporate and then exposed the frailties of his UAE Emirates teammate, the former Tour champion, Tadej Pogacar.
As Hindley, of Bora-Hansgrohe, rode alone over the climb and sped down into Laruns, to win the stage and take the maillot jaune of overall race leadership, the defending champion, Jonas Vingegaard, left Pogacar in his wake, 1km from the summit. It may yet prove a definitive moment in this year’s race.
Written by Jeremy Whittle in Laruns
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/jul/05/jai-hindley-wins-tour-de-france-stage-five-jonas-vingegaard-outguns-tadej-pogacar-on-climb-cycling under the title “Hindley wins Tour de France stage five as Vingegaard outguns Pogacar on climb”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.