This Friday, the contenders for the general classification battled against each other on the Super Planche des Belles Filles, the first mountain top finish of this 109th edition of the Tour de France. Three years after taking the third place on this difficult climb thanks to a breakaway with Xandro Meurisse, Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux defended the ambition of Louis Meintjes, GC leader of the Belgian World Team.
And the South-African climber showed that he was ready for this final and particularly steep climb of 7 kilometer, with gradients over 24 percent in the final 1000 meter. After following the best climbers, he took sixteenth place on the line, 51 seconds behind the winner Pogacar. After seven days of racing in this Tour, he is currently 27th in the general classification.