Tour de France gallery: Sunweb’s aggression pays off again on stage 14

by Matt de Neef


Sunweb has ridden a great Tour de France. Marc Hirschi has attacked relentlessly on debut, taking three podium finishes including a win. The team’s ridden fantastic lead-outs for sprinter Cees Bol. And now, as of stage 14, the team has a second aggressive stage win.

The final kilometres were a masterclass in how to counterattack. Tiesj Benoot went first. When he was caught Hirschi went. When Hirschi was caught Soren Kragh Andersen tried his hand. With a monster attack at 3.2 km to go the Dane got a gap and benefited from a lack of cohesion in the chase group behind. He went on to win the stage by 15 seconds, holding off a bunch of sprinters in the process.

Here’s how our photographers saw stage 14 of the Tour de France, Sunweb’s second stage victory of the race.