Bauke Mollema completed a bold, vintage solo raid to claim his second Tour de France win at the end of the 14th stage, a rough 183.7-km ride from Carcassonne on Saturday.
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Patrick Konrad took second place, with Sergio Higuita coming home third, both one minute four seconds off the pace.
Tadej Pogacar retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey at the end of a hot day in southwestern France, on roads peppered with short but brutal climbs.
“I knew I had a good chance to make it to the end, I paced myself and when I saw I had a minute at the top of the last climb I knew it was done,” said Mollema, who sped away from the breakaway group on a descent with 42 kilometres to go.
“A few days ago, I had checked the course on Google Maps, especially the last 60 kilometres. I waited for the right moment to attack.
“I felt I had good legs in the breakaway and my confidence grew,” added Mollema, who had won his first Tour stage in 2017 in similar fashion and has six top-10 finishes on grands tours.
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