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Le Tour 2019 – Stage 7

Tour de FranceBelfort > Chalon-sur-Saône

Distance: 230 kilometers.

Officially a “flat” stage, which is true for the last 90 kilometers. There are three mild climbs in the first half of the stage:

  • Col de Ferrière at 37.5 km (cat 4 2.7 km 4.6%)
  • Côte de Chassagne-Saint-Denis at 95.5 km (cat3 4.3 km 4.7%)
  • Côte de Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne at 119.5 km (cat 4 3.5 km 5.7%)

The intermediate sprint is at 196.5 km, Mervans and there is a sprint finish.

Stéphane Rossetto ( Fra – COF – 157 ) and Yoann Offredo ( Fra – WGB – 196 ) led this, the longest stage of this year’s Tour, for the vast majority of the race. They were reeled in 12 kilometers before the end as the sprinters rushed to the finish. After 230 kilometers there was no change in the Jerseys or the General Classification.

Yellow Jersey Giulio Ciccone ( Ita – TFS – 133 ) [Yellow] 29h 17′ 39″
Green Jersey Peter Sagan ( Svk – BOH – 011 ) [Green] 177points
Polka Dot Jersey Tim Wellens ( Bel – LTS – 168 ) [Polka Dot] 43 points
White Jersey Egan Bernal ( Col – INS – 002 ) [White] 6

Stage winner: Dylan Groenewegen ( Ned – TJV – 084 )
Combative: Yoann Offredo ( Fra – WGB – 196) [Red numbers]
Team: Trek – Segafredo ( TFS – 131-138 ) [Yellow numbers]

Top Ten:
1 Giulio Ciccone ( Ita – TFS – 133 ) –
2 Julian Alaphilippe ( Fra – DQT – 021 ) + 00h 00′ 06″
3 Dylan Teuns ( Bel – TBM – 047 ) + 00h 00′ 32″
4 George Bennett ( NZl – TJV – 082 ) + 00h 00′ 47″
5 Geraint Thomas ( GBr – INS – 001 ) + 00h 00′ 49″
6 Egan Bernal ( Col – INS – 002 ) + 00h 00′ 53″
7 Thibaut Pinot ( Fra – GFC – 051 ) + 00h 00′ 58″
8 Steven Kruijswijk ( Ned – TJV – 081 ) + 00h 01′ 04″
9 Michael Woods ( Can – EF1 – 098 ) + 00h 01′ 13″
10 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – EF1 – 091 ) + 00h 01′ 15″

The Rest of the Top 30:

11 Jakob Fuglsang ( Den – AST – 071 ) + 00h 01′ 19″
12 Emanuel Buchmann ( Ger – BOH – 012 ) + 00h 01′ 22″
13 Enric Mas ( Spa – DQT – 025 ) + 00h 01′ 23″
14 Adam Yates ( GBr – MTS – 101 ) + 00h 01′ 24″
15 Xandro Meurisse ( Bel – WGB – 195 ) + 00h 01′ 39″
16 Nairo Quintana ( Col – MOV – 061 ) + 00h 01′ 41″
17 Mikel Landa Meana ( Spa – MOV – 065 ) + 00h 01′ 43″
18 Daniel Martin ( Irl – UAD – 121 ) + 00h 01′ 46″
19 David Gaudu ( Fra – GFC – 053 ) + 00h 01′ 52″
20 Vincenzo Nibali ( Ita – TBM – 041 ) + 00h 01′ 56″
21 Richie Porte ( Aus – TFS – 131 ) + 00h 01′ 56″
22 Bauke Mollema ( Ned – TFS – 136 ) + 00h 02′ 22″
23 Patrick Konrad ( Aut – BOH – 014 ) + 00h 02′ 23″
24 Alexey Lutsenko ( Kaz – AST – 076 ) + 00h 02′ 31″
25 Alejandro Valverde ( Spa – MOV – 062 ) + 00h 02′ 55″
26 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 031 ) + 00h 02′ 57″
27 Warren Barguil ( Fra – PCB – 211 ) + 00h 03′ 03″
28 Roman Kreuziger ( Cze – TDD – 206 ) + 00h 03′ 05″
29 Fabio Aru ( Ita – UAD – 122 ) + 00h 03′ 25″
30 Guillaume Martin ( Fra – WGB – 191 ) + 00h 03′ 27″

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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