Primoz Roglic finally seized the race leader’s yellow jersey after another hectic day of Tour de France racing in the mountains, while fellow Slovenian Tadej Pogacar won a final sprint to take Stage 9 ahead of Roglic in the town of Laruns, France.
Roglic, the favorite this year alongside defending champion Egan Bernal, displayed his strong climbing credentials in the final ascent to dethrone overnight leader Adam Yates.
Roglic leads Bernal by 21 seconds. Frenchman Guillaume Martin is third, 28 seconds off the pace. Yates dropped to eighth place.
EUROPEAN TOUR: John Catlin became the first American since Tiger Woods to win at Valderrama, surviving conditions so difficult that he didn’t make a birdie Sunday in his 4-over 75 as he held on for a one-shot victory in the Andalucia Masters in Sotogrande, Spain.
Catlin won for the first time on the European Tour and denied Martin Kaymer another chance to end a six-year drought. Kaymer, who has gone 156 events since his…