Egan Bernal out of yellow jersey battle as Tadej Pogačar triumphs on stage 15 of Tour de France 2020

An unforgettable GC day as the reigning champion falls out of contention after a brutal final climb

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Egan Bernal is out of contention in the fight for the yellow jersey at the Tour de France 2020, as Tadej Pogačar rode to triumph on stage 15.

A pivotal day of climbing from Lyon to the summit of Grand Colombier saw Jumbo-Visma continue to decimate the race, as Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) lost contact with the favourites on the final climb and crossed the line more than seven minutes down on the winner.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.