Søren Kragh Andersen sprints to beat Mont Ventoux time cut and keep his Tour de France alive

Søren Kragh Andersen (Team DSM)
Søren Kragh Andersen (Team DSM) stayed in the Tour de France by the skin of his teeth (Image credit: Getty Images)

Søren Kragh Andersen lived on to fight for another day at the Tour de France, sprinting to the line in Malaucène to finish just three seconds inside the time limit after a day of suffering on the two climbs of Mont Ventoux.   

The 26-year-old Dane won two stages of the 2020 Tour de France with audacious solo attacks but faced a lonely battle for survival on Wednesday after losing contact with the last gruppetto that included Mark Cavendish and three of his protective Deceuninck-QuickStep teammates. 

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.