Tour de France: Groenewegen wins the 7th stage, Ciccone keeps the yellow jersey

Dylan Groenewegen of the Netherlands won the seventh stage of the Tour de France, a 230-kilometer race between Belfort and Chalon-sur-Saone, after which Italy's Giulio Ciccone retained the yellow jersey.


Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo) won the seventh stage of the Tour de France on Friday (July 12th) in Chalon-sur-Saone, with no consequences for the overall classification led by Italy's Giulio Ciccone (Trek).

After the successes of his compatriot Mike Teunissen in Brussels and Italy's Elia Viviani in Nancy, Groenewegen has also made an impressive victory. The photo-finish was necessary to decide between the Dutchman and the Australian Caleb Ewan. "It's very tight every time I sprint against Caleb," Groenewegen said. "I felt he was coming back in the last 50 meters."

The 26-year-old Dutchman, who had fallen on the first day in the inaugural stage in Brussels, signed his fourth stage success in the Tour. He has won every time since 2017. The green jersey, the Slovak Peter Sagan, took third place ahead of the Italian Sonny Colbrelli, after the 230-kilometer race.

The usual pattern of plain days has been respected in this transition stage, from Franche-Comté to Burgundy. Saturday, the eighth stage takes a course of medium mountain along the 200 kilometers connecting Mâcon to Saint-Étienne, with no less than seven ribs on the program.

With AFP

ref: france24

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