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Le Tour 2019 – Stage 12

Tour de FranceToulouse > Bagnères-de-Bigorre

Distance: 209.5 kilometers.

Officially a “mountain” stage:

  • Côte de Montoulieu-Saint-Bernard 62.5 km (cat 4: 1.7km @ 5.2%)
  • Col de Peyresourde 146 km (cat 1: 13.2km @ 7%)
  • Hourquette d’Ancizan 179 km (cat 1: 9.9km @ 7.5%)

The intermediate sprint is at 130.5 km, Bagnères-de-Luchon. There is a 1,000 meter drop over 30 kilometers to the finish after the final summit. A real test of brakes and courage/stupidity.

The Tour is in the Pyrenees and Simon Yates continues the pattern of a unique winner at every stage. With the two Category 1 climbs the General Classification riders stayed safe and fresh for tomorrow’s individual time trials. This led to little effort to reel in the 40+ riders of the breakaway. The peloton showed up 9 minutes and 35 seconds after Simon Yates crossed the line.

Yellow Jersey Julian Alaphilippe ( Fra – DQT – 021 ) [Yellow] 52h 26′ 09″
Green Jersey Peter Sagan ( Svk – BOH – 011 ) [Green] 277 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Tim Wellens ( Bel – LTS – 168 ) [Polka Dot] 54 points
White Jersey Egan Bernal ( Col – INS – 002 ) [White] 3

Stage winner: Simon Yates ( GBr – MTS – 108 )
Combative: Matteo Trentin ( Ita – MTS – 107 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Trek – Segafredo ( TFS – 131-138 ) [Yellow numbers]

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July 18, 2019   Comments Off on Le Tour 2019 – Stage 12