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Le Tour 2017 – Stage 19

Tour de FranceEmbrun – Salon-de-Provence

Distance: 222.5 kilometers.

A ‘flat’ stage in the mind of the the Tour with category 3 Col Lebraut, category 3 Côte de Bréziers, and category 3 Col du Pointu. Time trial tomorrow.

Today is Belgium’s national day, and Belgian riders pushed to the front to win the stage, but were thwarted by Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen. There were 20 riders in the breakaway out front and then everyone else in the peloton that was 12 minutes+ behind. A very ‘protect the status quo’ stage from the teams.

Yellow Jersey Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 ) [Yellow] 83h 26′ 55″
Green Jersey Michael Matthews ( Aus – SUN – 141 ) [Green] 364 points
Polka Dot Jersey Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) [Polka Dot] 169 points
White Jersey Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) 7 [White]

Team: Team Sky ( SKY – 001-009 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Edvald Boasson Hagen ( Nor – DDD – 092 )
Combative: Jens Keukeleire ( Bel – ORS – 087 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 )
2 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 011 ) + 00′ 23″
3 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – CDT – 188 ) + 00′ 29″
4 Mikel Landa ( Spa – SKY – 006 ) + 01′ 36″
5 Fabio Aru ( Ita – AST – 051 ) + 01′ 55″
6 Daniel Martin ( Irl – QST – 105 ) + 02′ 56″
7 Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) + 04′ 46″
8 Louis Meintjes ( RSA – UAD – 061 ) + 06′ 52″
9 Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) + 08′ 22″
10 Alberto Contador ( Spa – TFS – 031 ) + 08′ 34″

The Rest of the Top 30:

11 Damiano Caruso ( Ita – BMC – 042 ) + 13′ 41″
12 Nairo Quintana ( Col – MOV – 021 ) + 13′ 52″
13 Mikel Nieve ( Spa – SKY – 007 ) + 23′ 11″
14 Alexis Vuillermoz ( Fra – ALM – 019 ) + 23′ 33″
15 Emanuel Buchmann ( Ger – BOH – 113 ) + 31′ 01″
16 Brice Feillu ( Fra – TFO – 213 ) + 35′ 06″
17 Bauke Mollema ( Ned – TFS – 037 ) + 36′ 13″
18 Carlos Alberto Betancur ( Col – MOV – 024 ) + 36′ 25″
19 Serge Pauwels ( Bel – DDD – 096 ) + 37′ 31″
20 Tiesj Benoot ( Bel – LTS – 133 ) + 40′ 49″
21 Tony Gallopin ( Fra – LTS – 135 ) + 41′ 49″
22 Jan Bakelants ( Bel – ALM – 012 ) + 48′ 09″
23 Guillaume Martin ( Fra – WGG – 201 ) + 50′ 53″
24 Roman Kreuziger ( Cze – ORS – 088 ) + 57′ 45″
25 Sylvain Chavanel ( Fra – DEN – 174 ) + 01h 03′ 51″
26 Pierre-Roger Latour ( Fra – ALM – 017 ) + 01h 10′ 34″
27 Romain Hardy ( Fra – TFO – 215 ) + 01h 10′ 38″
28 Daniel Navarro ( Spa – COF – 157 ) + 01h 11′ 36″
29 Sergio Luis Henao ( Col – SKY – 002 ) + 01h 13′ 11″
30 Mathias Frank ( Swi – ALM – 014 ) + 01h 18′ 14″

Withdrew:
Timo Roosen ( Ned – TLJ – 167 )
Ondrej Cink ( Cze – TBM – 196 )

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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