Tour de France
Tour de France. Stage 12. Pello Bilbao takes second place after breakaway effort
After his two stage wins in the Giro d’Italia, today Pello Bilbao just missed out on winning one in the Tour de France, finishing second behind Simon Yates. Bilbao was part of a big breakaway, as 42 riders took off after a hard start. The two climbs of the 1stcategory in the second half of the stage strongly reduced the group, until Simon Yates attacked and started to lead the race together with Gregor Mühlberger. Pello Bilbao closed the gap as he attacked from the chasing group. The three leaders of the race made it all the way to the finish, where they sprinted for the stage win. Yates was the fastest, outsprinting Bilbao and Mühlberger.