Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) took his third stage win of the 2023 Tour de France in Bordeaux on Friday, becoming the first Belgian rider to win three stages in a single Tour since Tom Boonen in 2007.
The 24-year-old from Herentals was in a perfect position to sprint for the win after his team controlled the race throughout the day. He launched his sprint early and was never challenged, crossing the line ahead of Mark Cavendish (Astana) and Nacer Bouhanni (Arkéa-Samsic).
Philipsen's victory was a sweet one for the Belgian, who had been denied a stage win in the previous two Tours due to crashes. He now leads the points classification by a comfortable margin, and is well-positioned to win the green jersey in Paris.
How to Watch
The 2023 Tour de France is being broadcast live in the United States on NBC Sports and Peacock. The stage in Bordeaux will start at 12:00 PM ET and finish at 4:00 PM ET.
About Jasper Philipsen
Jasper Philipsen is a Belgian professional road cyclist who rides for UCI WorldTeam Alpecin-Deceuninck. He is a specialist in mass sprints, and has won 27 races on the UCI World Tour. He is the current holder of the green jersey in the 2023 Tour de France.
Jasper Philipsen's victory in Bordeaux was a fitting reward for a rider who has been in excellent form throughout the 2023 Tour de France. He is now the clear favorite to win the green jersey in Paris, and will be looking to add to his tally of stage wins in the coming weeks.
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