Mohoric posts first Tour stage win after long breakaway

LE CREUSOT, France (AP) — Matej Mohoric posted his first stage win in the Tour de France on Friday following a long breakaway in the race’s longest stage.

The 249-kilometer (155-mile) hilly trek from Vierzon to Le Creusot was the longest in 21 years.

Mohoric was part of a group that formed more than 200 kilometers before the finish line. He went solo in the stage’s finale, using a tough climb to drop his remaining breakaway companions and reach the finish line in Le Creusot alone.

Mathieu van der Poel kept the race leader’s yellow jersey ahead of Wout van Aert,

Defending champion Tadej Pogacar could not get into the breakaway and rode at the back with several other top contenders. Last year’s runner-up, Primoz Roglic, who crashed earlier in the race, struggled in the climb and got dropped.

Mohoric, who rides for the Bahrain Victorious team, has now posted stage wins at all three Grand Tours.

___

More AP sports: https://apnews.com/hub/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Copyright © 2021 . All rights reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

Comments

Sign up for breaking news alerts