- Ion Izagirre wins stage 12 of the Tour de France.
- On the 170km stretch from Roanne to Belleville-en-Beaujolais, he beat Mathieu Burgaudeau and Matteo Jorgenson.
- Jonas Vingegaard continues to lead the overall ranking.
The Spanish professional cyclist Ion Izagirre has won the twelfth stage of the 110th Tour de France. After a demanding 168.8 km with five climbs between Roanne and Belleville-en-Beaujolais, the 34-year-old from Team Cofidis prevailed from a breakaway group with a 58-second lead over Frenchman Mathieu Burgaudeau (TotalEnergies). Third was Matteo Jorgenson (USA/Movistar)
Escape group with communication problems
The Spaniard’s failure to get caught after his attack with 30km to go was partly due to the chasing pack’s disagreement over who would take the lead. Especially Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) had to bite the bullet again and again and had to pull the group.
Feld held back
After a hectic start phase, in which the field with Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) and Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) was also involved at the front, the overall classification drivers withdrew a little. Nobody dared to attack, which is why Vingegaard was able to easily hold the lead over his rival.
Shortly before the finish, however, there were still a few mental games between the two favorites. Although it was no longer at stake, Pogacar put on a final sprint – but Vingegaard reacted skillfully.
This is how it goes
The 13th stage of the Tour de France leads close to Switzerland, the approximately 138 km long stage starts in Châtillon-Sur-Chalaronne. The route is relatively flat for 120 km, with the exception of one ascent. But then comes the endurance test: the ascent to the Grand Colombier. After covering 18 km with an average gradient of 7.1 percent, the riders are rewarded with a magnificent view of Lake Geneva.