Pantano edges Majka for stage 15 win

Jarlinson Pantano beat Rafal Majka in a sprint to the line to win stage 15 of the Tour de France on Sunday.

The pair jumped off the front of the pack around 14km to go. While Majka would put some distance between him  and the I AM Cycling rider, Majka was too aggressive on the descent of the Lacets du Grand Colombier, nearly coming off his bike.

The incident allowed Pantano to catch up and they worked together until the final kilometre. There was a stalemate of sorts as neither rider was eager to take the front in the closing stages.

Majka would attack too early, which gave Pantano  the opportunity to overtake him in the sprint finish to claim the stage victory.

Alexis Vuillermoz from AG2R La Mondiale would edge Sebastian Reichenbach for third place.

There was little change amongst the general classification contenders, as Team Sky ensured there was a furious pace set at the front of the peloton. As a result, Chris Froome held on to his 1:47 advantage over Bauke Mollema, while Nairo Quintana remains in fourth.

Monday’s stage 16 will take the peloton 209km from Moirans-en-Montagne to Berne, with just one short category four climb.