‘I played as hard as I could and I went all in’: Jasper Stuyven goes agonisingly close to victory on Tour stage 14

"Afterwards you always say 'if, if' but I played as hard as I could," says defeated Stuyven

Jasper Stuyven on stage 14 of the Tour de France (Image: Sunada)

Belgian Jasper Stuyven's massive 32-kilometre solo attack brought him agonizingly close to a Tour de France victory at Mende's airstrip on stage 14.

The Trek-Segafredo rider "played hard" with his solo bid, but his legs were unable to push out enough watts to keep him free on the steep slopes leading to the airstrip where Brit Steve Cummings last won in 2015.

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