Heartbreak for Hirschi after sensational solo breakaway foiled on Tour de France stage nine

The young Swiss rider was inconsolable after his second near-miss in his debut Tour

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It was heartbreak for Marc Hirschi after he was denied a breakaway win for the second time at the 2020 Tour de France.

Having been beaten in the sprint as Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) took yellow on stage two, this time he was outsprinted by Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates), who took stage honours, and Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma), who entered the race lead.

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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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