Published On: Wed, Jul 14th, 2021
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Konrad Soloes to Tour Stage Win as Top Guns Keep Powder Dryon July 14, 2021 at 7:49 am

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SAINT GAUDENS, France—Patrick Konrad claimed a maiden Tour de France victory with a successful long-range attack on a rain-soaked 16th stage, a 169-km mountain trek from Pas de la Casa, Andorra, on Tuesday. The Bora-Hansgrohe rider broke away from a small group 36.5 kilometres from the finish in the day’s last significant climb and never looked back as his chasers reacted too late. The 29-year-old crossed the line 42 seconds before Italian champion Sonny Colbrelli, who outsprinted Australian Michael Matthews for second. “I had already been in the breakaway three times and every time I waited too long,” Konrad, the Austrian champion, told a news conference. “I noticed that those who won from the breakaway, Matej Mohoric or Bauke Mollema, attacked far from the finish and I took inspiration from that. I had decided to take the matter into my own hands.” Konrad is only the third Austrian rider to …

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