Tadej Pogacar won stage 15 of the Tour de France to slightly cut Primoz Roglic’s lead as defending champion Egan Bernal dropped out of contention.
Pogacar beat yellow jersey Roglic in a sprint to the line and now trails his fellow Slovenian by 40 seconds.
Bernal cracked badly on the final climb to Grand Colombier and lost over seven minutes to slip from third to 13th overall.
Roglic was expertly delivered to the finish after another supreme display by his Jumbo-Visma team but Pogacar again showed he will attempt to reduce the deficit at every opportunity.
South Africa’s Daryl Impey and Ryan Gibbons, riding for Mitchelton-Scott and NTT Pro Cycling, respectively, have spent large parts of this Tour virtually side by side and again they crossed the line together in 102nd and 103rd on Sunday.
They were credited with a 5hr 11min 39sec stage time, which was 37min 26sec off the winner after 175km of riding. Overall, Impey is now 99th and Gibbons 132nd.
After a rest day on Monday, the race resumes with a rolling 164km route from La Tour-du-Pin to Villard-de-Lans on Tuesday.