The 2023 Tour de France experienced a calm day this Friday, July 7, after several days of high mountains. There were no major changes in the general classification and Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) retained the leader’s yellow jersey; while Egan Bernal continues to be the best Latino in the race.
After a long day between Mont-de-Marsan and Bordeaux, the Belgian Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) was the fastest of all and won the final sprint, which reported his third stage victory in the 110th edition of the Gallic round.
The main peloton controlled the breakaway formed in the first kilometers at all times, preventing it from going too far. Likewise, the favorites for the title were always close to the head of the race.
Philipsen prevailed in the final meters over the British Mark Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan Team) and the Eritrean Biniam Girmay (Intermarché – Circus – Wanty), second and third, respectively.
Cavendish was close to a historic victory in the French fight. The Briton, winner in Bordeaux in 2010, in the last stage of the Tour around the city, seeks to break the record for victories that he now shares with the legend Eddy Merckx (34).
Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers), for his part, did not have major shocks during the fraction and crossed the finish line with the second batch. The zipaquirereño continues to be the best Latin American rider in the gala round and partially remains in the ‘top’ 30 overall.
This Saturday the eighth stage of the gala round will take place between the towns of Libourne and Lumoges. The day will have a route of 205 kilometers and will have three medium mountain passes.
Classification stage 7
1. Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) –
2. Mark Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan Team) – “”
3. Biniam Girmay (Intermarché – Circus – Wanty) – “”
4. Luca Mozzato (Team Arkéa Samsic) – “”
5. Dylan Groenewegen (Team Jayco AlUla) – “”
General classification of the Tour de France 2023
1. Jonas Vingegaard (DEN/Jumbo-Visma)
2. Tadej Pogacar (SLO/UAE Emirates) at 0:25
3. Jai Hindley (AUS/Bora-Hansgrohe) at 1:34
4. Simon Yates (GBR/Jayco-AlUla) at 3:14
5. Carlos Rodríguez (ESP/Ineos Grenadiers) at 3:30