Tour de France stage 10 report: Bilbao’s big day out

The Bahrain Victorious rider got a double victory of sorts, both winning the stage and jumping into the top five on GC.

Pello Bilbao takes the stage 10 sprint from Georg Zimmerman and the remnants of the day’s breakaway. Photo © Tim van Wichelen / Cor Vos

Pello Bilbao out-covered and outsmarted a 14-rider breakaway to take a small-group sprint and an emotional win in stage 10 of the 2023 Tour de France on a hot, hard day in the Massif Centrale. Bilbao got a double-victory of sorts, as he also jumped from 11th to 5th on the general classification, which remained otherwise unchanged.

Brief Results

  1. Pello Bilbao (Bahrain Victorious) 3:52:34
  2. Georg Zimmerman (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty)
  3. Ben O’Connor (Ag2r-Citroën)
  4. Krists Neilands (Israel-Premier Tech)
  5. Esteban Chaves (EF Education-EasyPost) all same time

General Classification

  1. Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) 42:33:13
  2. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) @ :17
  3. Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) @ 2:40
  4. Carlos Rodriguez (Ineos Grenadiers) @ 4:22
  5. Pello Bilbao (Bahrain Victorious) @ 4:34
Hard day at work: Israel-Premier Tech’s Krists Neilands came within 3 km of being Latvia’s first Tour stage winner since 1994. Photo © Dion Kerckhoffs / Cor Vos

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