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Le Tour 2020 – Stage 12

Tour de FranceChauvigny > Sarran Corrèze

Distance: 218 kilometers.

A “Hilly” stage with 4 climbs. A stage for the all-arounders. The intermediate sprint is at 51 km at Le Dorat.

Marc Hirschi has already come in third and second on stages so he went all out. He broke away with 30 kilometers to go and no one could catch him on the climb up Sur au May. He flew down the mountain alone to the finish, picking up the Red Numbers as well as the stage win.

  • Côte de Saint-Martin-Terressus 104.5 km (cat 4: 1.5km @ 8.8%)
  • Côte d’Eybouleuf 121.5 km (cat 4: 2.8km @ 5.2%)
  • Côte de la Croix du Pey 177.5 km (cat 3: 4.8km @ 6.0%)
  • Suc au May 192.5 km (cat 2: 3.8km @ 7.7%)

Yellow Jersey Primož Roglic ( Slo – TJV – 011 ) [Yellow] 51 hours 26 minutes 43 seconds
Green Jersey Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 ) [Green] 252 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: Marc Hirschi ( Swi – SUN – 204 )
Combative: Marc Hirschi ( Swi – SUN – 204 ) [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 Esteban Chaves ( Col – MTS – 164 ) + 00h 12′ 13″
19 Sergio Andres Higuita Garcia ( Col – EF1 – 074 ) + 00h 13′ 15″
20 Pierre Rolland ( Fra – BVC – 218 ) + 00h 18′ 57″
21 Warren Barguil ( Fra – ARK – 083 ) + 00h 23′ 51″
22 Emanuel Buchmann ( Ger – BOH – 022 ) + 00h 26′ 43″
23 Mikael Cherel ( Fra – ALM – 032 ) + 00h 31′ 25″
24 Sepp Kuss ( USA – TJV – 016 ) + 00h 32′ 01″
25 Thibaut Pinot ( Fra – GFC – 051 ) + 00h 33′ 57″
26 Gorka Izagirre Insausti ( Spa – AST – 144 ) + 00h 36′ 04″
27 Pello Bilbao ( Spa – TBM – 062 ) + 00h 38′ 47″
28 Marc Soler ( Spa – MOV – 097 ) + 00h 40′ 08″
29 George Bennett ( NZl – TJV – 012 ) + 00h 40′ 49″
30 Sébastien Reichenbach ( Swi – GFC – 058 ) + 00h 46′ 08″

Withdrew:
Ilnur Zakarin ( Rus – CCC – 118 )

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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