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Le Tour 2019 – Stage 18

Tour de FranceEmbrun > Valloire

Distance: 208 kilometers.

A “Mountain” stage with four climbs and a downhill sprint finish.

  • Côte des Demoiselles Coiffées 13 km (cat 3: 3.9km @ 5.2%)
  • Col de Vars 82.5 km (cat 1: 9.3km @ 7.5%)
  • Col d’Izoard 133 km (HC: 14.1km @ 7.3%)
  • Col du Galibier 189 km (HC: 23km @ 5.1%)

The intermediate sprint is at 45 km, Les Thuiles.

Lots of Polka Dot points on this stage.

Nairo Quintana’s childhood in the Andes becomes obvious in the Alps as he takes his first stage win in this Tour. The same training allowed Egan Bernal to leap over Geraint Thomas into second place by reducing his GC deficit by 32 seconds. Bernal has a lock on White and could get Yellow if he hangs in the breakaways.

Romain Bardet is 12 points ahead of Tim Wellens in the King of the Mountains.

Yellow Jersey Julian Alaphilippe ( Fra – DQT – 021 ) [Yellow] 75h 18′ 49″
Green Jersey Peter Sagan ( Svk – BOH – 011 ) [Green] 309 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 031 ) [Polka Dot] 86 points
White Jersey Egan Bernal ( Col – INS – 002 ) [White] 2

Stage winner: Nairo Quintana ( Col – MOV – 061 )
Combative: Greg Van Avermaet ( Bel – CCC – 111 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 061-068 ) [Yellow numbers]

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July 25, 2019   Comments Off on Le Tour 2019 – Stage 18