Wout Poels put in another impressive performance from the breakaway to move back into the lead in the climber’s classification and round off the podium, finishing in Andorra.
With the Yellow Jersey resting firmly on the shoulders of Tadej Pogacar (UAE Emirates), the fight for the Polka Dot Jersey is front and centre of the Tour de France. The fifteenth stage had four classified climbs ahead of the finish in Andorra. Poels managed to claim 25 points and gain a lead of 8 points to his closest rival Michael Woods (Israel Start-Up).
Wout Poels: “I’m really happy to be back in the jersey and also finishing on the podium for the stage. I think it was a super good day with three guys in the front, keeping us in the fight for the team GC. It was hard with Wout Van Aert in the sprints for the points, but I managed to beat him one time and took good points on the last KOM to move into the jersey. We take it day by day, but I’ll rest up tomorrow for more battles on the mountains for the jersey.”
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