From Jura to Switzerland and its canton of Vaud, the breakaway of the day was not over, the peloton returning like a ball to offer a massive sprint in the streets of Lausanne on Saturday.
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The Jura massif and Switzerland were in the spotlight on the Tour de France. In a splendid and demanding setting, the runners set off on Saturday July 9 from the little Venice of the Jura, Dole, towards Lausanne and its Olympic stadium (186.3 km). This leg-breaking course was a golden opportunity for the fighters to seek a stage victory, which has become a rare commodity on this Grande Boucle where Tadej Pogacar has reigned for the past two days.
But the peloton decided otherwise. It was a massive sprint, on a difficult finish, which concluded this day marked by a massive fall, in which the Bardet, Pogacar, Roglic and Pinot were taken in particular, without consequence. In a final uphill, the Belgian Wout van Aert was the fastest, consolidating his status in the points classification, and ahead of Michael Matthews and Tadej Pogacar. The Jumbo-Visma rider has won his second stage success this year.