Third time lucky for Tour de France stage 16 winner Patrick Konrad: 'I told myself this time I would be the first to go for the win'

The 29-year-old has switched his focus from the general classification and now has his first-ever Grand Tour victory

Patrick Konrad
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Try, try and try again. For Patrick Konrad, it's a maxim that holds relevance, with the Austrian finally claiming a maiden Tour de France victory from a breakaway at the third attempt.

The Bora-hansgrohe rider had been part of the race's break twice before Tuesday's stage from Andorra back into France, but finished seventh on stage 7 and second on stage 14.

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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 feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly 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.