Newbie Tour Rider Wins Stage

Trentin wins Stage 14Matteo Trentin is a surprisingly happy cyclist. Today, he won his first-ever pro bike race, and it was at the Tour de France.

“My first victory here where everyone can see it, and it was nice, no?” Trentin said.

The Italian was in a breakaway with 17 other riders for most of the 118-mile race from Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule to Lyon. After a long cat and mouse game with several attackers, it came down to a sprint, which he won by a half a bike length.  When the stage was over, Trentin received hugs from every one of his Omega Pharma Quickstep teammates, including Mark Cavendish, who won yesterday’s stage.

The peloton finished more than seven minutes behind the break, but Sky’s Chris Froome still holds onto the yellow jersey.

Tomorrow is a tough stage– the longest one in this year’s Tour — with a climb up the famous Mont Ventoux. You won’t want to miss it.


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