Jai Hindley 'gave it a red hot crack' but drops to third in Tour de France

Jai Hindley finished sixth on stage 6
Jai Hindley finished sixth on stage 6, and dropped two places to third overall at 1:34 behind Jonas Vingegaard (Image credit: Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) struck a rich vein of yellow with a huge effort on the final climb of the Col de Marie Blanque on Wednesday and rode solo to victory on stage 5 at the Tour de France, propelling him into the race lead. His grasp on living out a ‘childhood dream’ lasted just one day, but he had no regrets. 

Once he arrived at the finish in Cauterets-Cambasque after 144.9km in the Pyrenees, Hindley clung to third place overall, having finished 2:39 behind stage winner Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates), now second on GC, and 2:15 back of Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma), who took over the maillot jaune. Hindley’s ride was valiant, scrambling up the final 16km climb to keep a podium position.

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Jackie Tyson
North American Production editor

Jackie has been involved in professional sports for more than 30 years in news reporting, sports marketing and public relations. She founded Peloton Sports in 1998, a sports marketing and public relations agency, which managed projects for Tour de Georgia, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and USA Cycling. She also founded Bike Alpharetta Inc, a Georgia non-profit to promote safe cycling. She is proud to have worked in professional baseball for six years - from selling advertising to pulling the tarp for several minor league teams. She has climbed l'Alpe d'Huez three times (not fast). Her favorite road and gravel rides are around horse farms in north Georgia (USA) and around lavender fields in Provence (France), and some mtb rides in Park City, Utah (USA).