Tour de France 2021: Christophe Laporte wins 19th stage as Jonas Vingegaard maintains overall lead
LONDON (AP) — A day after winning the first stage of the Tour de France, French rider Christophe Laporte says he is taking his time for the next one.
Laporte won the second stage of the race on Sunday and finished second to Belgian team mate Maxime Monfort in the overall standings, but he says he may not immediately ride the next one as he prepares to compete in the Tour de Romandie and Tour of Flanders.
“I will not be riding the Giro d’Italia next week as I will be in the preparation for the Tour de France,” he said. “I will not ride the Volta ao Algarve. It was a good start and a nice holiday and I’m happy