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Le Tour 2017 – Stage 12

Tour de FrancePau – Peyragudes

Distance: 214.5 kilometers.

A gentle incline with a category 4 Côte de Capvern is the first 100 kilometers, then things get serious: category 2 Col des Ares, category 1 Col de Mentéat, Hors Catégorie Port de Balès, category 1 Col de Peyresourde, and the category 2 climb to the finish in Peyragudes. Welcome to the Pyrenees.

Chris Froome’s legs gave out on the last climb and he lost 24 seconds to Fabio Aru. He only has a 6 second deficit but Fabio is wearing Yellow on Bastille Day.

Yellow Jersey Fabio Aru ( Ita – AST – 051 ) [Yellow] 52h 51′ 49″
Green Jersey Marcel Kittel ( Ger – QST – 101 ) [Green] 352 points
Polka Dot Jersey Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) [Polka Dot] 70 points
White Jersey Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) 6 [White]

Team: Team Sky ( SKY – 001-009 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 011 )
Combative: Stephen Cummings ( GBr – DDD – 093 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Fabio Aru ( Ita – AST – 051 )
2 Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 ) + 00′ 06″
3 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 011 ) + 00′ 25″
4 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – CDT – 188 ) + 00′ 55″
5 Daniel Martin ( Irl – QST – 105 ) + 01′ 41″
6 Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) + 02′ 13″
7 Mikel Landa ( Spa – SKY – 006 ) + 02′ 55″
8 Nairo Quintana ( Col – MOV – 021 ) + 04′ 01″
9 George Bennett ( NZl – TLJ – 162 ) + 04′ 24″
10 Louis Meintjes ( RSA – UAD – 061 ) + 04′ 51″

The Rest of the Top 30:

11 Alberto Contador ( Spa – TFS – 031 ) + 07′ 14″
12 Mikel Nieve ( Spa – SKY – 007 ) + 07′ 30″
13 Pierre-Roger Latour ( Fra – ALM – 017 ) + 08′ 13″
14 Damiano Caruso ( Ita – BMC – 042 ) + 08′ 53″
15 Alexis Vuillermoz ( Fra – ALM – 019 ) + 12′ 16″
16 Sergio Luis Henao ( Col – SKY – 002 ) + 13′ 46″
17 Emanuel Buchmann ( Ger – BOH – 113 ) + 14′ 14″
18 Carlos Alberto Betancur ( Col – MOV – 024 ) + 15′ 40″
19 Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) + 16′ 03″
20 Brice Feillu ( Fra – TFO – 213 ) + 16′ 23″
21 Guillaume Martin ( Fra – WGG – 201 ) + 19′ 27″
22 Tiesj Benoot ( Bel – LTS – 133 ) + 23′ 01″
23 Jakob Fuglsang ( Den – AST – 053 ) + 29′ 03″
24 Jarlinson Pantano ( Col – TFS – 038 ) + 29′ 56″
25 Jan Bakelants ( Bel – ALM – 012 ) + 32′ 10″
26 Roman Kreuziger ( Cze – ORS – 088 ) + 32′ 20″
27 Serge Pauwels ( Bel – DDD – 096 ) + 33′ 54″
28 Bauke Mollema ( Ned – TFS – 037 ) + 34′ 29″
29 Sylvain Chavanel ( Fra – DEN – 174 ) + 38′ 59″
30 Thomas Degand ( Bel – WGG – 203 ) + 45′ 02″

Note: Wikipedia has a simple article on the Mountain classification used on the Tour. The basic fact is that climbs fall into five types, with the four numbered types decreasing in difficulty as the numbers get larger, and then there is the Hors Catégorie, literally “without category”, which generally makes you look for an elevator or Sherpas.

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