An incredible, tenacious ride by Felix Gall on Stage 17 of the Tour de France gave Ag2R Citroen their first victory at this years race. As Jonas Vingegaard soared away on the slopes of the Col de la Loze and Tadej Pogacar had nothing left to give, Felix grimaced and battled to hold off Simon Yates and keep his dream alive. You don’t win alone on days like these and Ben O’Connor was the perfect wingman, they are my moment of joy today.
Tour de France 2021 just gets crazier and more chaotic as the stages go on. Looking through all the great photographs and videos that have been coming through the twitterstream (and insta!), I decided that this particular Tweets of the Week will be photography based. Some absolutely stunning shots in here – the pain, the joy, the tears, the confusion … Enjoy!
One of those Tour de France stages where nothing really happens and then everything happens at once … near the end. And crazy stuff happened today in Stage 9 in the green jersey competition and the King of the Mountains jersey competition. We had a worthy winner on a cold, wet day in Ben O’Connor (Ag2r Citroen Team), who not only wasn’t even supposed be in the break but ended the day second in the GC! And we had Ineos giving Tadej Pogacar a launch pad from which to put even more time into his rivals and stay firmly in yellow.