Chase group air frustration as Søren Kragh Andersen solos to Tour de France victory once more

The Dane impressed as he took a second stage win, much to the frustration of his breakaway collaborators

Luke Rowe leads the chase effort on stage 19 of the 2020 Tour de France (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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While Søren Kragh Andersen was left to express surprise at having taken a second stage win at this year's Tour de France, there was a group of riders behind him on the road left with nothing but a bitter taste in their mouths.

The Dane attacked at the "perfect time", admitted Ineos' Luke Rowe, but the chase group failed to organise itself as Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Sam Bennett (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) watched each other, the latter caring more about protecting his green jersey than taking a second stage win.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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