Matteo Jorgenson 'suffers' in Puy de Dôme 'mental battle' as he comes close to Tour de France win

Movistar's American went into the bottom of the mythical climb alone, but ended up finishing fourth

Matteo Jorgenson on the Puy de Dôme, shadowed by Mike Woods
(Image credit: Getty Images)

The last time the Puy de Dôme featured in the Tour de France, Matteo Jorgenson was still over 10 years away from being born. Despite this lack of first-hand knowledge of one of the mythical climbs of the Tour, the American was the first onto its vertiginous slopes on Sunday evening.

However, despite a minute gap on his chasers going onto the final climb on stage nine, the Movistar rider had his heart broken, as he was first caught by Michael Woods (Israel-Premier Tech), then Pierre Latour (TotalEnergies), then Matej Mohorič (Bahrain-Victorious). Woods went onto win.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.