Jasper Philipsen Powers to Tour de France Stage 10 Victory


July 10, 2024 · 1 min read

Jasper Philipsen Powers to Tour de France Stage 10 Victory
Other Sports | July 10, 2024
Jasper Philipsen has claimed victory in seven Tour de France stages overall. (Image: Getty)

Jasper Philipsen claimed victory in a thrilling sprint finish on stage 10 of the Tour de France, guided superbly by his Alpecin-Deceuninck teammate and world champion Mathieu van der Poel. The Belgian comfortably outpaced Eritrea’s Biniam Girmay and Germany’s Pascal Ackermann to secure the stage win.

Meanwhile, overall leader Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia safely navigated the stage without incident, retaining the coveted yellow jersey. The 187.3km stage from Orleans to Saint-Amand-Montrond posed minimal challenges from crosswinds or echelons, ensuring a relatively straightforward day for the peloton.

Philipsen, known for his sprinting prowess, had endured setbacks earlier in the Tour, including a crash on stage three and a demotion on stage six due to sprinting line infringement. However, with Van der Poel’s expert support, he finally clinched a stage victory, narrowing the gap in the green jersey competition.

Reflecting on his win, Jasper Philipsen expressed relief and satisfaction, crediting his team’s strategy and Van der Poel’s strength as a lead-out rider. The victory marked a pivotal moment for Philipsen, showcasing his resilience and determination amidst earlier disappointments.

Next up, the Tour heads into the challenging terrain of the Massif Central for stage 11, covering 211km from Evaux-les-Bains to Le Lioran. The riders will face rolling hills and demanding gradients, presenting new challenges in the battle for stage honors and overall classification positions.

In the general classification, Pogacar leads the pack with a 33-second advantage over Remco Evenepoel with defending champion Jonas Vingegaard trailing by 1 minute and 15 seconds. The upcoming stages promise further drama and strategic maneuvers as the race progresses through the French countryside.