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Le Tour 2019 – Stage 1

Tour de FranceBrussels – Brussels

Distance: 194.5 kilometers.

A generally level stage that starts and ends in Brussels the capital of Belgium. There are two minor challenges for the Polka Dot Jersey, the category 3 Mur de Grammont (43.5 km) followed quickly by the category 4 Bosberg (47.5 km). The intermediate sprint takes place at Les Bons Villers (125 km) for the Green Jersey. The course then continues through small villages including Waterloo on the way back to Brussels.

Yellow Jersey Mike Teunissen ( Ned – TJV – 087 ) [Yellow] 04h 22′ 37”
Green Jersey Peter Sagan ( Svk – BOH – 011 ) [Green] 50 points
Polka Dot Jersey Greg Van Avermaet ( Bel – CCC – 111 ) [Polka Dot] 2 points
White Jersey Caleb Ewan ( Aus – LTS – 161 ) 3 [White]

Stage winner: Mike Teunissen ( Ned – TJV – 087 )
Combative: Stéphane Rossetto ( Fra – COF – 157 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Team Jumbo – Visma ( TJV – 081-088 ) [Yellow numbers]

Top Ten:
1 Mike Teunissen ( Ned – TJV – 087 ) –
2 Peter Sagan ( Svk – BOH – 011 ) + 00h 00′ 04″
3 Caleb Ewan ( Aus – LTS – 161 ) + 00h 00′ 06″
4 Giacomo Nizzolo ( Ita – TDD – 207 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
5 Sonny Colbrelli ( Ita – TBM – 043 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
6 Michael Matthews ( Aus – SUN – 141 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
7 Matteo Trentin ( Ita – MTS – 107 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
8 Oliver Naesen ( Bel – ALM – 037 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
9 Elia Viviani ( Ita – DQT – 028 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
10 Jasper Stuyven ( Bel – TFS – 138 ) + 00h 00′ 10″

The Rest of the Top 30:

11 Greg Van Avermaet ( Bel – CCC – 111 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
12 Alberto Bettiol ( Ita – EF1 – 092 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
13 Andrea Pasqualon ( Ita – WGB – 197 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
14 Alexander Kristoff ( Nor – UAD – 126 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
15 Amund Grondahl Jansen ( Nor – TJV – 085 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
16 Wout Van Aert ( Bel – TJV – 088 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
17 Christophe Laporte ( Fra – COF – 151 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
18 Andre Greipel ( Ger – PCB – 215 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
19 Daryl Impey ( RSA – MTS – 105 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
20 Guillaume Martin ( Fra – WGB – 191 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
21 Julian Alaphilippe ( Fra – DQT – 021 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
22 Yoann Offredo ( Fra – WGB – 196 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
23 Simon Clarke ( Aus – EF1 – 093 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
24 Vincenzo Nibali ( Ita – TBM – 041 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
25 Patrick Bevin ( NZl – CCC – 112 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
26 Xandro Meurisse ( Bel – WGB – 195 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
27 Sebastian Langeveld ( Ned – EF1 – 095 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
28 Jasper De Buyst ( Bel – LTS – 163 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
29 Julien Simon ( Fra – COF – 158 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
30 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze ( Arg – DQT – 027 ) + 00h 00′ 10″

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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