Sunweb strike again as Soren Kragh Andersen solos to Tour de France stage win in Lyon
Soren Kragh Andersen won stage 14 of the Tour de France in Lyon as Peter Sagan took a bite out of Sam Bennett's advantage in the points leader's green jersey.
The 194km stage from Clermont-Ferrand did nothing to alter Primoz Roglic's status in yellow but was instead defined by the battle between Sagan and Bennett in the points classification.
Sagan's Bora-Hansgrohe team kept the pace high all day in order to drop Bennett on the climbs, preventing the expected break from getting away and instead setting up a chaotic finish on the streets of Lyon.
Team Sunweb's Kragh Andersen got away from the reduced peloton as the race exploded in the final few kilometres, delivering a second stage win for the team after Marc Hirschi's stage 12 victory on Thursday.
The sprint for second place was taken by Luka Mezgec, with Sagan rolling in fourth on a day when he took 23 points out of Bennett's lead in green, cutting his deficit to 43.
The main group of contenders crossed the line together just behind, though it was notable to see Egan Bernal try a late dig a day after losing 39 seconds to Roglic and Tadej Pogacar on the climb of the Puy Mary.
It was a first career Tour stage win for the 26-year-old Kragh Andersen.
"I have no words," he said. "I dream about this but it is always hard to say I am good enough before I have done it. I'm amazed and full of emotions. It's crazy, huh?
"I had really good legs the whole day. Of course you never know how good the other guys are but my legs felt good all day. It took a long time in the Tour to get confident, but I knew if I was suffering they were suffering too, and in the end I went for it."
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