Philipsen claims stage 10 of 2024 Tour de France

Jasper Philipsen claimed stage 10 of the Tour de France on Tuesday. The 26-year-old Belgian completed the 187.3 kilometres between Orléans and Saint-Amand-Montrond in four hours, 20 minutes and six seconds.

Biniam Girmay came in just behind the Alpecin-Deceuninck rider and Pascal Ackermann was third.

"Last week was no a great week for the team," said Philipsen. "We had some bad luck but I' really happy. It's a big relief for the team to finally show our strength. We did finally what we cam for and it was aperfect job from the team."

Two-time champion Tadej Pogacar maintained the yellow jersey of the overall race leader.

Remco Evenepoel was 33 seconds the 25-year-old Slovenian in second and defending champion Jonas Vingegaard was a further 32 seconds behind.

Pogacar and Vingegaard are vying to become only the ninth man to brandish a third crown in the event's 111-year history. Only five have gone on to win more.

Wednesday's 11th stage will take the riders on a 211km course through the mountains between Évaux-les-Bains and Le Lioran.

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