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Le Tour 2019 – Stage 14

Tour de FranceTarbes > Tourmalet Barèges

Distance: 117.5 kilometers.

Another “mountain” stage, this time real mountains with a summit finish. The first to the summit gets the “Souvenir Jacques Goddet” prize, €5,000. Alaphilippe won it last year.

  • Côte de Labatmale 18 km (cat 4: 1.4km @ 6.7%)
  • Col du Soulor 60.5 km (cat 1: 11.9km @ 7.8%)
  • Tourmalet 117.5 km (Hors Catégorie: 19km @ 7.4%)

The intermediate sprint is at 86 km, Pierrefitte-Nestalas.

Thibaut Pinot won the stage and the €5K. Movistar moved back into first among the teams. Egan Bernal is back in the White Jersey. Julian Alaphilippe is still in Yellow and gained 36 seconds over Geraint Thomas. Alaphilippe might be the first French winner of the Tour in 34 years.

Yellow Jersey Julian Alaphilippe ( Fra – DQT – 021 ) [Yellow] 56h 11′ 29″
Green Jersey Peter Sagan ( Svk – BOH – 011 ) [Green] 284 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Tim Wellens ( Bel – LTS – 168 ) [Polka Dot] 64 points
White Jersey Egan Bernal ( Col – INS – 002 ) [White] 4

Stage winner: Thibaut Pinot ( Fra – GFC – 051 )
Combative: Elie Gesbert ( Fra – PCB – 214 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 061-068 ) [Yellow numbers]

Top 30 below the fold

1 Julian Alaphilippe ( Fra – DQT – 021 ) –
2 Geraint Thomas ( GBr – INS – 001 ) + 00h 02′ 02″
3 Steven Kruijswijk ( Ned – TJV – 081 ) + 00h 02′ 14″
4 Egan Bernal ( Col – INS – 002 ) + 00h 03′ 00″
5 Emanuel Buchmann ( Ger – BOH – 012 ) + 00h 03′ 12″
6 Thibaut Pinot ( Fra – GFC – 051 ) + 00h 03′ 12″
7 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – EF1 – 091 ) + 00h 04′ 24″
8 Jakob Fuglsang ( Den – AST – 071 ) + 00h 05′ 22″
9 Alejandro Valverde ( Spa – MOV – 062 ) + 00h 05′ 27″
10 Enric Mas ( Spa – DQT – 025 ) + 00h 05′ 38″
11 Mikel Landa Meana ( Spa – MOV – 065 ) + 00h 06′ 14″
12 Richie Porte ( Aus – TFS – 131 ) + 00h 06′ 49″
13 Warren Barguil ( Fra – PCB – 211 ) + 00h 07′ 17″
14 Nairo Quintana ( Col – MOV – 061 ) + 00h 07′ 19″
15 Bauke Mollema ( Ned – TFS – 136 ) + 00h 09′ 03″
16 Daniel Martin ( Irl – UAD – 121 ) + 00h 09′ 50″
17 Roman Kreuziger ( Cze – TDD – 206 ) + 00h 09′ 55″
18 Adam Yates ( GBr – MTS – 101 ) + 00h 10′ 37″
19 David Gaudu ( Fra – GFC – 053 ) + 00h 11′ 00″
20 Fabio Aru ( Ita – UAD – 122 ) + 00h 11′ 19″
21 Guillaume Martin ( Fra – WGB – 191 ) + 00h 13′ 23″
22 Patrick Konrad ( Aut – BOH – 014 ) + 00h 17′ 13″
23 George Bennett ( NZl – TJV – 082 ) + 00h 18′ 32″
24 Alexey Lutsenko ( Kaz – AST – 076 ) + 00h 23′ 39″
25 Rudy Molard ( Fra – GFC – 056 ) + 00h 25′ 54″
26 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 031 ) + 00h 26′ 05″
27 Xandro Meurisse ( Bel – WGB – 195 ) + 00h 26′ 29″
28 Sébastien Reichenbach ( Swi – GFC – 057 ) + 00h 29′ 11″
29 Greg Van Avermaet ( Bel – CCC – 111 ) + 00h 30′ 02″
30 Nicolas Roche ( Irl – SUN – 148 ) + 00h 34′ 44″

Did not start:
Maximilian Schachmann ( Ger – BOH – 018 )

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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