Tour de France: Turgis pips Pidcock on gravel as Evenepoel accuses Vingegaard

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  • Pogacar retains yellow jersey after brutal stage
  • Evenepoel says Vingegaard ‘lacked the balls to race’

Ineos’ Tom Pidcock came within a hair’s breadth of taking his second win in the Tour de France on a dramatic gravel stage nine over the white roads of the Aube, when he was left frustrated by the French sprinter Anthony Turgis of Total Energies.

It was his team’s first Tour stage win since 2017. “I’ve won at all ­levels but was missing a World Tour win,” 30-year-old Turgis said. “But winning at the Tour de France – it’s the holy grail.”

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Written by Jeremy Whittle in Troyes
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/article/2024/jul/07/tour-de-france-turgis-pips-pidcock-as-pogacar-attacks-vingegaard-on-gravel under the title “Tour de France: Turgis pips Pidcock on gravel as Evenepoel accuses Vingegaard”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.