Omar Fraile triumphs in Mende!

Omar Fraile won stage 14 of the Tour de France after overhauling fellow escapee Jasper Stuyven on the steep climb up to the Mende aerodrome.

The pair were among the final survivors of a 32-man breakaway who were 20 minutes ahead of the peloton at the end of the 188km stage from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateux.

Trek-Segafredo’s Stuyven attacked solo with 35km to go, but ran out of steam on the 12 and 13 per cent gradients out of Mende, and was overhauled by Astana’s Fraile around 500 metres from the summit.

Stuyven tried in tandem with Quick-Step Floors’ Julian Alaphilippe to respond on the long run-in to the finish, but Fraile had plenty of time to celebrate his first career Tour stage win.

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