Jasper Philipsen punches both hands in the air in front of him as he wins stage 10 of the 2024 Tour de France. Biniam Girmay sits up just behind in second at the head of a small group of sprinters.

TdF Stage 10 report: Jasper finally breaks through

After a frustrating first week of near-misses and controversy, last year's green jersey winner gets his first stage win of the 2024 Tour de France.

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by Joe Lindsey 09.07.2024 Photography by
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It took five tries, but Jasper Philipsen finally put aside frustration and relegation to win a stage of the 2024 Tour de France. The Alpecin-Deceuninck sprinter had twice been second in sprints and was relegated after dangerous riding on a third day, but would not be denied on the 187.3 km ride from Orléans to Saint-Amand-Montrond.

After another muted, no-breakaway day at the Tour, it was Alpecin that nailed the leadout in the final kilometer, negotiating a tricky final bend with ease as Mathieu van der Poel dropped Philipsen off perfectly. The 2023 green jersey winner was never truly challenged in the sprint, showing a clean set of wheels to his pursuers as current green jersey wearer Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty) took second.


How it happened

Yeah, of course – it was a tough week and it is already stage 10. It’s been five sprints without a win and so finally today we can do what we came for.

-Philipsen, speaking to Eurosport about whether his win today was a relief

Brief analysis

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Speaking of stage 11, it’s a 211 km ride from Évaux-les-Bains to Le Lioran, with almost 4,400 meters of climbing. There are six categorized ascents and most of the climbing comes in the final third of the stage. It’s not technically a summit finish (the last KOM, the Cat 3 Col de Font de Cère, comes 3 km from the finish). Finally, it’s breakaway time again.

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