'We need to take care of each other' - Tadej Pogačar leads Tour de France mourning after André Drege’s death

André Drege racing with Team Norway
André Drege racing with Team Norway (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Tour de France riders finished stage 8 to Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises under the rain and grey skies, with the death of Norway’s André Drege at the Tour of Austria casting a veil of sadness over the race.

Reports of Drege’s passing emerged in the final hour of the Tour de France stage and riders did not appear to know the tragic news as they finished the stage. Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty) won the sprint in the rising finish, and Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) retained the leader’s yellow jersey.

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