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Le Tour 2019 – Stage 15

Tour de FranceLimoux > Foix Prat d’Albis

Distance: 185 kilometers.

Another “mountain” stage, again with real mountains and a summit finish.

  • Col de Montségur 60.5 km (cat 2: 6.8km @ 6%)
  • Port de Lers 120.5 km (cat 1: 11.4km @ 7.8%)
  • Mur de Péguère 147 km (cat 1: 9.3km @ 7.9%)
  • Foix Prat d’Albis 185 km (cat 1: 11.8km @ 6.9%)

The intermediate sprint is at 93.5 km, Tarascon-sur-Ariège.

Simon Yates won his second stage, but Thibaut Pinot and Geraint Thomas won the most in this stage. Pinot more than made up for the time he lost when a crosswind caused the peloton to split on Stage 10 and Thomas regained the time he lost in the individual time trial. With the race headed to the Alps, Pinot is looking good for the Polka Dot and/or the Yellow. Bernal is now 12 minutes 24 seconds ahead of his nearest rival for the White, and Sagan is 94 points ahead for the Green. Wellens is only 14 points ahead of Pinot for King of the Mountains.

Yellow Jersey Julian Alaphilippe ( Fra – DQT – 021 ) [Yellow] 61h 00′ 22″
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] 5

Stage winner: Simon Yates ( GBr – MTS – 108 )
Combative: Mikel Landa Meana ( Spa – MOV – 065 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Movistar ( MOV – 061-068 ) [Yellow numbers]

Top 30 below the fold

1 Julian Alaphilippe ( Fra – DQT – 021 ) –
2 Geraint Thomas ( GBr – INS – 001 ) + 00h 01′ 35″
3 Steven Kruijswijk ( Ned – TJV – 081 ) + 00h 01′ 47″
4 Thibaut Pinot ( Fra – GFC – 051 ) + 00h 01′ 50″
5 Egan Bernal ( Col – INS – 002 ) + 00h 02′ 02″
6 Emanuel Buchmann ( Ger – BOH – 012 ) + 00h 02′ 14″
7 Mikel Landa Meana ( Spa – MOV – 065 ) + 00h 04′ 54″
8 Alejandro Valverde ( Spa – MOV – 062 ) + 00h 05′ 00″
9 Jakob Fuglsang ( Den – AST – 071 ) + 00h 05′ 27″
10 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – EF1 – 091 ) + 00h 05′ 33″
11 Richie Porte ( Aus – TFS – 131 ) + 00h 06′ 30″
12 Warren Barguil ( Fra – PCB – 211 ) + 00h 07′ 22″
13 Nairo Quintana ( Col – MOV – 061 ) + 00h 08′ 28″
14 Roman Kreuziger ( Cze – TDD – 206 ) + 00h 11′ 04″
15 Daniel Martin ( Irl – UAD – 121 ) + 00h 11′ 39″
16 Guillaume Martin ( Fra – WGB – 191 ) + 00h 13′ 42″
17 Fabio Aru ( Ita – UAD – 122 ) + 00h 14′ 15″
18 David Gaudu ( Fra – GFC – 053 ) + 00h 14′ 31″
19 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 031 ) + 00h 27′ 12″
20 Xandro Meurisse ( Bel – WGB – 195 ) + 00h 28′ 25″
21 George Bennett ( NZl – TJV – 082 ) + 00h 28′ 25″
22 Alexey Lutsenko ( Kaz – AST – 076 ) + 00h 28′ 49″
23 Sébastien Reichenbach ( Swi – GFC – 057 ) + 00h 30′ 17″
24 Adam Yates ( GBr – MTS – 101 ) + 00h 33′ 18″
25 Rudy Molard ( Fra – GFC – 056 ) + 00h 34′ 11″
26 Enric Mas ( Spa – DQT – 025 ) + 00h 35′ 18″
27 Bauke Mollema ( Ned – TFS – 136 ) + 00h 35′ 54″
28 Jack Haig ( Aus – MTS – 103 ) + 00h 39′ 21″
29 Patrick Konrad ( Aut – BOH – 014 ) + 00h 42′ 12″
30 Jesus Herrada ( Spa – COF – 154 ) + 00h 45′ 22″

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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