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Matej Mohoric won a volatile 19th stage of the Tour de France after narrowly outsprinting Kasper Asgreen, a stage winner 24 hours earlier, in Poligny. The Slovenian won by a hair’s breadth, his last-gasp bike throw doing enough to ensure his Bahrain Victorious team’s third stage win in the 2023 Tour.
A rapid afternoon of racing through the Jura focused less on the overall standings and more on Alpecin-Deceuninck’s Jasper Philipsen. The wearer of the green jersey as leader of the points classification, Philipsen battled to ensure that rival Mads Pedersen, of Lidl-Trek, was not allowed to sneak up the road to further narrow the gap between them.
Written by Jeremy Whittle in Poligny
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