Egan Bernal wins La Route d’Occitanie as Frenchman Cosnefroy powers to final stage win

Egan Bernal wins his first stage race since he triumphed at the Tour de France more than a year ago

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Benoit Cosnefroy scored his third win of the season by impressively winning the fourth and final stage of La Route d’Occitanie in the French Pyrenees.

The AG2R La Mondiale 24-year-old attacked in the final kilometre on a steep climb into the finishing town of Rocamadour, holding off the advances of a group of four climbers including Egan Bernal by two seconds.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.