Tour de France 2021: Sepp Kuss wins stage 15 as Tadej Pogacar increases overall lead

Tour de France 2021: Sepp Kuss wins stage 15 as Tadej Pogacar increases overall lead

Sepp Kuss

America’s Sepp Kuss attacked on the final climb to breakaway and win stage 15 of the Tour de France, as Tadej Pogacar increased his overall lead.

Kuss went clear of the leading breakaway group on the ride up the Col de Beixalis with 19km remaining of the 191.3km stage to Andorre-La-Vieille.

It was the third of three punishing mountain passes, which saw Guillaume Martin slip from second overall.

Pogacar reacted well to attacks to strengthen his overall advantage.

More to follow.

Stage 15 results

1. Sepp Kuss (US/Jumbo Visma) 5hrs 12mins 06secs

2. Alejandro Valverde (Spa/Movistar) +23secs

3. Wout Poels (Ned/Bahrain-Victorious) 1mins 15secs

4. Ion Izagirre (Spa/Astana) Same time

5. Ruben Guerreiro (Por/EF Education-Nippo)

6, Nairo Quintana (Col/Arkea-Samsic)

7. David Gaudu (Fra/Groupama-FDJ)

8. Dan Martin (Ire/Israel Start-Up Nation) 1mins 22secs

9. Franck Bonnamour (Fra/B&B Hotels) Same time

10. Aurelien Paret-Peintre (Fra/AG2R Citroen)