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Le Tour 2020 – Stage 10

Tour de FranceÎle d’Oléron Le Château-d’Oléron > Île de Ré Saint-Martin-de-Ré

Distance: 168.5 kilometers.

A “Flat” stage that stays between 1 and 16 meters above sea level for its entire length. After the drubbing they experienced in the last two stages, the sprinters can make up some of their lost time. The intermediate sprint is at 129.5 km at Châtelaillon-Plage.

Lots of wind and crashes. Domenico Pozzovivo didn’t start because of injuries he received in the demolition derby on Stage 1. Samuel Bewley had to withdraw when he broke his wrist in a crash. While Davide Formolo finished today’s stage, he is out for the rest of the Tour with a broken collarbone.

Sam Bennett won the stage and the Green. He has now won a stage in the three major road races: Le Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, and La Vuelta.

Yellow Jersey Primož Roglic ( Slo – TJV – 011 ) [Yellow] 42 hours 15 minutes 23 seconds
Green Jersey Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 ) [Green] 196 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Benoit Cosnefroy ( Fra – ALM – 033 ) [Polka Dot] 36 points
White Jersey Egan Arley Bernal Gomez ( Col – INS – 001 ) [White] 2

Stage winner: Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 )
Combative: Stefan Küng ( Swi – GFC – 054 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 091-098 ) [Yellow numbers]

Top 30 below the fold

1 Primož Roglic ( Slo – TJV – 011 ) –
2 Egan Arley Bernal Gomez ( Col – INS – 001 ) + 00h 00′ 21″
3 Guillaume Martin ( Fra – COF – 121 ) + 00h 00′ 28″
4 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 031 ) + 00h 00′ 30″
5 Nairo Quintana ( Col – ARK – 081 ) + 00h 00′ 32″
6 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – EF1 – 071 ) + 00h 00′ 32″
7 Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) + 00h 00′ 44″
8 Adam Yates ( GBr – MTS – 161 ) + 00h 01′ 02″
9 Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno ( Col – AST – 141 ) + 00h 01′ 15″
10 Mikel Landa Meana ( Spa – TBM – 061 ) + 00h 01′ 42″
11 Richie Porte ( Aus – TFS – 101 ) + 00h 01′ 53″
12 Enric Mas Nicolau ( Spa – MOV – 094 ) + 00h 02′ 02″
13 Bauke Mollema ( Ned – TFS – 104 ) + 00h 02′ 31″
14 Tom Dumoulin ( Ned – TJV – 014 ) + 00h 03′ 22″
15 Richard Carapaz ( Ecu – INS – 003 ) + 00h 03′ 42″
16 Damiano Caruso ( Ita – TBM – 063 ) + 00h 03′ 42″
17 Alejandro Valverde ( Spa – MOV – 091 ) + 00h 03′ 43″
18 Sergio Andres Higuita Garcia ( Col – EF1 – 074 ) + 00h 06′ 08″
19 Emanuel Buchmann ( Ger – BOH – 022 ) + 00h 11′ 10″
20 Esteban Chaves ( Col – MTS – 164 ) + 00h 12′ 13″
21 Pierre Rolland ( Fra – BVC – 218 ) + 00h 20′ 46″
22 Warren Barguil ( Fra – ARK – 083 ) + 00h 23′ 51″
23 Sepp Kuss ( USA – TJV – 016 ) + 00h 30′ 41″
24 Mikael Cherel ( Fra – ALM – 032 ) + 00h 31′ 25″
25 Hugh Carthy ( GBr – EF1 – 073 ) + 00h 32′ 19″
26 Thibaut Pinot ( Fra – GFC – 051 ) + 00h 33′ 57″
27 Ion Izaguirre Insausti ( Spa – AST – 145 ) + 00h 34′ 16″
28 George Bennett ( NZl – TJV – 012 ) + 00h 36′ 01″
29 Gorka Izagirre Insausti ( Spa – AST – 144 ) + 00h 36′ 04″
30 Pello Bilbao ( Spa – TBM – 062 ) + 00h 38′ 47″

Did not start:
Domenico Pozzovivo ( Ita – NTT – 197 )

Withdrew:
Samuel Bewley ( NZl – MTS – 163 )

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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