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Le Tour 2017 – Stage 15

Tour de FranceLaissac-Sévérac l’Église – Le Puy-en-Velay

Distance: 189.5 kilometers.

The stage starts with category 1 Montée de Naves d’Aubrac and category 3 Côte de Vieurals in the first third, and then category 1 Col de Peyra Taillade and category 4 Côte de Saint-Vidal at the end. There is a rest day on Monday.

Bauke Mollema took the stage win and the Red Numbers with a solo breakaway at the end, while Chris Froome with the help of Team Sky managed to hang on to the Yellow after a rear wheel puncture just before the last category 1 climb left him a minute down.

Yellow Jersey Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 ) [Yellow] 64h 40′ 21″
Green Jersey Marcel Kittel ( Ger – QST – 101 ) [Green] 373 points
Polka Dot Jersey Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) [Polka Dot] 116 points
White Jersey Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) 7 [White]

Team: Team Sky ( SKY – 001-009 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Bauke Mollema ( Ned – TFS – 037 )
Combative: Bauke Mollema ( Ned – TFS – 037 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 )
2 Fabio Aru ( Ita – AST – 051 ) + 00′ 18″
3 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 011 ) + 00′ 23″
4 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – CDT – 188 ) + 00′ 29″
5 Daniel Martin ( Irl – QST – 105 ) + 01′ 12″
6 Mikel Landa ( Spa – SKY – 006 ) + 01′ 17″
7 Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) + 02′ 02″
8 Louis Meintjes ( RSA – UAD – 061 ) + 05′ 09″
9 Alberto Contador ( Spa – TFS – 031 ) + 05′ 37″
10 Damiano Caruso ( Ita – BMC – 042 ) + 06′ 05″

The Rest of the Top 30:

11 Nairo Quintana ( Col – MOV – 021 ) + 06′ 16″
12 George Bennett ( NZl – TLJ – 162 ) + 06′ 39″
13 Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) + 08′ 48″
14 Pierre-Roger Latour ( Fra – ALM – 017 ) + 13′ 41″
15 Mikel Nieve ( Spa – SKY – 007 ) + 14′ 52″
16 Alexis Vuillermoz ( Fra – ALM – 019 ) + 14′ 54″
17 Emanuel Buchmann ( Ger – BOH – 113 ) + 19′ 37″
18 Carlos Alberto Betancur ( Col – MOV – 024 ) + 22′ 17″
19 Brice Feillu ( Fra – TFO – 213 ) + 27′ 08″
20 Guillaume Martin ( Fra – WGG – 201 ) + 27′ 28″
21 Tiesj Benoot ( Bel – LTS – 133 ) + 30′ 10″
22 Serge Pauwels ( Bel – DDD – 096 ) + 31′ 13″
23 Sergio Luis Henao ( Col – SKY – 002 ) + 31′ 56″
24 Bauke Mollema ( Ned – TFS – 037 ) + 34′ 50″
25 Jan Bakelants ( Bel – ALM – 012 ) + 39′ 19″
26 Roman Kreuziger ( Cze – ORS – 088 ) + 40′ 45″
27 Tony Gallopin ( Fra – LTS – 135 ) + 43′ 46″
28 Sylvain Chavanel ( Fra – DEN – 174 ) + 49′ 22″
29 Romain Hardy ( Fra – TFO – 215 ) + 54′ 12″
30 Lilian Calmejane ( Fra – DEN – 173 ) + 55′ 24″

Withdrew:
Tim Wellens ( Bel – LTS – 139 )

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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