The Tour peloton rode stage 19 like it was a one-day Classic. It was hard to follow the action, as there were attacks, splits and breaks coming and going all day long. In the end, a group of three sprinted it out for Matej Mohorič to just win by the smallest margin from yesterday's winner, Kasper Asgreen. Ben O'Connor was third.
The break of the day was caught at the bottom of the Poggio and the race was on. Tadej Pogačar put in multi-big attacks, but it was Matej Mohorič who went for the solo win on the Poggio descent. The Bahrain rider held off the chasers for the 'other' Slovenian to be Victorious.
On a stage that a sprint finish was expected, the break ruled the road. Matej Mohorič (Bahrain Victorious) was out front all day and left the break to solo to the finish in Libourne. The peloton came in twenty minutes later, Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) held his yellow jersey going into Saturday's time trial.
A 250 kilometre stage seemed to be a step back into Tour de France history, with memories of hours of dull viewing. In the end, stage 7 was far from tedious. Matej Mohoric was the worthy winner of a stage that blew the race apart. Mathieu van der Poel was part of the big break and guaranteed his yellow jersey for another day.
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Race News: Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Merida) won Stage 10 by out-sprinting late break companion Nico Denz (AG2R-La Mondiale) in Gualdo Tadino after 244 kilometers. Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) held the overall lead by 41 seconds over Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) - Result and photo gallery