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Le Tour 2020 – Stage 7

Tour de FranceMillau > Lavaur

Distance: 168 kilometers.

A “Flat” stage with three minor climbs followed by a flat run from 124.5 kilometers to the finish. This area is known for winds which can play havoc with the riders.

Wout van Aert scores his second stage win on this Tour. Peter Sagan is back in Green, and Egan Bernal moves up and snags the White Jersey. There were three dozen+ riders in the sprint finish that could have been a major disaster.

  • Côte de Luzençon 9.0 km (cat 3: 3.1km @ 6.1%)
  • Col de Peyronnenc 73.5 km (cat 3: 14.5km @ 3.9%)
  • Côte de Paulhe 97.5 km (cat 4: 1.1km @ 7.0%)

The intermediate sprint is at 58 km at Saint Sernin sur Rance.

The sprinters have an opportunity to make up some of the time they lost in the mountains.

Yellow Jersey Adam Yates ( GBr – MTS – 161 ) [Yellow] 30h 36′ 00″
Green Jersey Peter Sagan ( Svk – BOH – 021 ) [Green] 138 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Benoit Cosnefroy ( Fra – ALM – 033 ) [Polka Dot] 25 points
White Jersey Egan Arley Bernal Gomez ( Col – INS – 001 ) [White] 4

Stage winner: Wout van Aert ( Bel – TJV – 018 )
Combative: Daniel Oss ( Ita – BOH – 026 ) [Red numbers]
Team: EF Pro Cycling ( EF1 – 071-078 ) [Yellow numbers]

Top 30 below the fold

1 Adam Yates ( GBr – MTS – 161 ) –
2 Primož Roglic ( Slo – TJV – 011 ) + 00h 00′ 03″
3 Guillaume Martin ( Fra – COF – 121 ) + 00h 00′ 09″
4 Egan Arley Bernal Gomez ( Col – INS – 001 ) + 00h 00′ 13″
5 Tom Dumoulin ( Ned – TJV – 014 ) + 00h 00′ 13″
6 Nairo Quintana ( Col – ARK – 081 ) + 00h 00′ 13″
7 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 031 ) + 00h 00′ 13″
8 Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno ( Col – AST – 141 ) + 00h 00′ 13″
9 Thibaut Pinot ( Fra – GFC – 051 ) + 00h 00′ 13″
10 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – EF1 – 071 ) + 00h 00′ 13″
11 Julian Alaphilippe ( Fra – DQT – 041 ) + 00h 00′ 15″
12 Emanuel Buchmann ( Ger – BOH – 022 ) + 00h 00′ 22″
13 Enric Mas Nicolau ( Spa – MOV – 094 ) + 00h 00′ 22″
14 Alejandro Valverde ( Spa – MOV – 091 ) + 00h 00′ 34″
15 Sergio Andres Higuita Garcia ( Col – EF1 – 074 ) + 00h 00′ 41″
16 Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) + 00h 01′ 28″
17 Esteban Chaves ( Col – MTS – 164 ) + 00h 01′ 34″
18 Bauke Mollema ( Ned – TFS – 104 ) + 00h 01′ 34″
19 Mikel Landa Meana ( Spa – TBM – 061 ) + 00h 01′ 34″
20 Richie Porte ( Aus – TFS – 101 ) + 00h 01′ 34″
21 Richard Carapaz ( Ecu – INS – 003 ) + 00h 02′ 02″
22 Damiano Caruso ( Ita – TBM – 063 ) + 00h 02′ 02″
23 Pierre Rolland ( Fra – BVC – 218 ) + 00h 02′ 31″
24 Alexey Lutsenko ( Kaz – AST – 146 ) + 00h 02′ 39″
25 Marc Soler ( Spa – MOV – 097 ) + 00h 02′ 40″
26 Greg Van Avermaet ( Bel – CCC – 111 ) + 00h 03′ 54″
27 Pello Bilbao ( Spa – TBM – 062 ) + 00h 04′ 30″
28 Fabio Aru ( Ita – UAD – 132 ) + 00h 05′ 06″
29 Rudy Molard ( Fra – GFC – 057 ) + 00h 05′ 43″
30 Hugh Carthy ( GBr – EF1 – 073 ) + 00h 05′ 45″

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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