Tour de France: Van Avermaet strengthens hold on yellow jersey

Greg Van Avermaet emptied his "reservoir" on the seventh stage of the Tour de France as the yellow jersey holder defied expectation and increased his overall lead on the first mountain stage of the 103rd edition of the race. The BMC rider had moved into the race leader following his breakaway win on stage 5 and after an easy day on Thursday, the Belgian was on the attack during the stage from L'Isle-Jourdain to Lac de Payolle as he animated the breakaway.

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