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Tour de France: Yates wins first Pyrenees stage

Simon Yates won the twelfth leg of the Tour de France. The professional cyclist from Great Britain prevailed on Thursday in the first stage of the Pyrenees after 209.5 kilometers from Toulouse to Bagnères-de-Bigorre ahead of Spaniard Pello Bilbao and Gregor Mühlberger from Austria. The German champion Maximilian Schachmann reached in the first chasing group behind the three runaways for day winner Yates the goal.

With the 1569-meter Col de Peyresourde and the Hourquette d'Ancizan (1564 meters), the pros had to overcome the first heavy Pyrenees passes. On the 13th stage around Pau on Friday is the 27.2-kilometer individual time trial on the program.

. (tagsToTranslate) Simon Yates (t) Pello Bilbao (t) Gregor Mühlberger (t) Pyrenees Stage (t) Breaking News (t) Tour de France (t) Bagnere-de-Bigorre

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