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Tadej Pogacar (UAE-Team Emirates) grabbed his second stage victory after a brutal finish atop the Grand Colombier on a tense stage 15 of the Tour de France. The young Slovenian held off Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) with Richie Porte (Trek Segafredo) putting in a brilliant performance to claim third. Roglic remains in yellow after a dominating performance from his team. Defending champion Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) tumbles from 3rd to 13th.
Stage 13 in this year’s Tour de France didn’t really have a level bit of road through the whole 191kms. Seven categorised climbs with a super-steep summit finish, it was a day for the breakaway. It started with a group of 5 including Julian Alaphilippe, growing to 15 with riders like Dan Martin and Marc Soler, then it quite simply blew itself apart with two climbs to go. Bora’s Max Schachmann went off on his own, followed by his teammate Leonard Kämna and EF’s Dani Martinez. When they caught Schachmann on the high slopes of Le Puy Mary, Martinez took over and Kamna couldn’t go round him. A spirited sprint to the line gave the EF rider his first Tour de France stage win. The GC got shook, but mainly by yellow jersey holder Primoz Roglic and compatriot Tadej Pogacar who took time on their rivals.