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Le Tour 2020 – Stage 21 et fini

Tour de FranceMantes-la-Jolie > Paris Champs-Ẻlysées

Distance: 122 kilometers.

A “Flat” stage with a single Cat 4 climb to a bunch sprint finish. The intermediate sprint is at 82 km at Paris Haut des Champs-Ẻlysées.

  • Côte de Beulle 13.5 km (cat 4: 2.3km @ 3.6%)

Sam Bennett confirmed his hold on the Green Jersey by winning the final sprint in Paris.

That’s the only jersey that doesn’t belong to Tadej Pogacar:

1st Slovenian to win Le Tour
1st rider to dominate the overall, KOM and Best Young Rider standings in the same edition
1st rookie to win overall since 1983
Youngest winner since 1904 (he’ll be 22 tomorrow)

Yellow Jersey Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) [Yellow] 87 hours 20 minutes 05 seconds
Green Jersey Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 ) [Green] 380 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) [Polka Dot] 82 points
White Jersey Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) [White] 1

Stage winner: Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 )
Super Combative: Marc Hirschi ( Swi – SUN – 204 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 091-098 ) [Yellow numbers]
La Lanterne Rouge: Roger Kluge ( Ger – LTS – 158 ) + 06h 07′ 02″ Φ

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September 20, 2020   Comments Off on Le Tour 2020 – Stage 21 et fini

Le Tour 2020 – Stage 20

Tour de FranceLure > La Planche des Belles Filles

Distance: 36.2 kilometers.

An “Individual time-trial” stage with a single Cat 1 climb to a summit finish. There are two time checks – La Raddon 14.5 km and Plancher-les-Mines 30.3 km.

  • La Planche des Belles Filles 82 km (cat 1: 5.9km @ 8.5%)

Tadej Pogacar scored a ‘hat trick’ winning all three jerseys (Yellow, White, and Polka Dot) with his time trial. He won Yellow & White with his number 1 position the General Classification and the Polka Dot by scoring 82 points climbing. This is his Tour.

Yellow Jersey Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) [Yellow] 84 hours 26 minutes 33 seconds
Green Jersey Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 ) [Green] 319 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Richard Carapaz ( Ecu – INS – 003 ) [Polka Dot] 74 points*
White Jersey Enric Mas Nicolau ( Spa – MOV – 094 ) [White] 5*

NOTE: * = wearing the Jerseys.

Stage winner: Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 )
Combative: N/A for time trials
Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 091-098 ) [Yellow numbers]

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September 19, 2020   Comments Off on Le Tour 2020 – Stage 20

Le Tour 2020 – Stage 19

Tour de FranceBourg-en-Bresse > Champagnole

Distance: 166.5 kilometers.

A “Flat” stage with 1 climb. The intermediate sprint is at 117.5 km at Mournans. It’s a downhill finish.

  • Côte de Château-Chalon 82 km (cat 4: 4.3km @ 4.7%)

Yellow Jersey Primož Roglic ( Slo – TJV – 011 ) [Yellow] 83 hours 29 minutes 41 seconds
Green Jersey Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 ) [Green] 319 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Richard Carapaz ( Ecu – INS – 003 ) [Polka Dot] 74 points
White Jersey Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) [White] 2

Stage winner: Søren Kragh Andersen ( Den – SUN – 205 )
Combative: Rémi Cavagna ( Fra – DQT – 044 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 091-098 ) [Yellow numbers]

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September 18, 2020   Comments Off on Le Tour 2020 – Stage 19

Le Tour 2020 – Stage 18

Tour de FranceMéribel > La Roche-sur-Foron

Distance: 175 kilometers.

A “Mountain” stage with 5 climbs. The intermediate sprint is at 14 km at Aime. It’s a downhill finish.

  • Cormet de Roselend 46 km (cat 1: 18.6km @ 6.1%)
  • Côte de la route des Villes 67.5 km (cat 3: 3.2km @ 6.6%)
  • Col des Saisies 91 km (cat 2: 14.6km @ 6.4%)
  • Col des Aravis 117.5 km (cat 1: 6.7km @ 7.0%)
  • Montée du Plateau des Glières 143.5 km (HC: 6.0km @ 11.2%)

Yellow Jersey Primož Roglic ( Slo – TJV – 011 ) [Yellow] 74 hours 56 minutes 04 seconds
Green Jersey Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 ) [Green] 298 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Richard Carapaz ( Ecu – INS – 003 ) [Polka Dot] 74 points
White Jersey Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) [White] 2

Stage winner: Michal Kwiatkowski ( Pol – INS – 005 )
Combative: Marc Hirschi ( Swi – SUN – 204 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 091-098 ) [Yellow numbers]

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September 17, 2020   Comments Off on Le Tour 2020 – Stage 18

Le Tour 2020 – Stage 17

Tour de FranceGrenoble > Méribel Col de la Loze

Distance: 170 kilometers.

A “Mountain” stage with 2 HC climbs. The intermediate sprint is at 45.5 km at La Rochette. It’s a summit finish.

  • Col de la Madeleine 107.5 km (HC: 17.1km @ 8.4%)
  • Col de la Loze (Souvenir Henri Desgrange) 70 km (HC: 21.5km @ 7.8%)

Enric Mas is wearing the White Jersey because Tadej Pogacar leads in both the Young Rider and King of the Mountains categories and chose to wear the Polka Dots.

The race is down to 150 riders as 2 riders didn’t start, 1 withdrew, and another was outside the time limit.

Souvenir Henri Desgrange may be translated as “In memory of Henri Desgrange”. He founded the Tour in 1903.

Yellow Jersey Primož Roglic ( Slo – TJV – 011 ) [Yellow] 74 hours 56 minutes 04 seconds
Green Jersey Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 ) [Green] 278 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) [Polka Dot] 66 points
White Jersey Enric Mas Nicolau ( Spa – MOV – 094 ) [White] 8

Stage winner: Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno ( Col – AST – 141 )
Combative: Julian Alaphilippe ( Fra – DQT – 041 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 091-098 ) [Yellow numbers]

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September 16, 2020   Comments Off on Le Tour 2020 – Stage 17

Le Tour 2020 – Stage 16

Tour de FranceLa Tour-du-Pin > Villard-de-Lans

Distance: 164 kilometers.

A “Mountain” stage with 5 climbs. The intermediate sprint is at 44.5 km at Saint-Joseph-de-Rivière . It’s a summit finish.

  • Côte de Virieu 12.5 km (cat 4: 2.3km @ 6.8%)
  • Col de Porte 66.5 km (cat 2: 7.4km @ 6.8%)
  • Côte de Revel 94.5 km (cat 2: 6.0km @ 8.0%)
  • Montée de Saint-Nizier-du-Moucherotte 143.5 km (cat 1: 11.1km @ 6.5%)
  • Villard-de-Lans Côte 2000 164 km (cat 3: 2.2km @ 6.5%)

Yesterday was a rest day but it didn’t help a lot of riders on this stage.

Egan Bernal is more than 19 minutes back and only the top seven are less than 3 minutes off the leader. The trend is new riders taking stages and today it was Lennard Kämna. None of the “usual suspects” are wearing the top jerseys. Strange race this year.

Yellow Jersey Primož Roglic ( Slo – TJV – 011 ) [Yellow] 70 hours 06 minutes 47 seconds
Green Jersey Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 ) [Green] 269 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Benoit Cosnefroy ( Fra – ALM – 033 ) [Polka Dot] 36 points
White Jersey Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) [White] 2

Stage winner: Lennard Kämna ( Ger – BOH – 024 )
Combative: Richard Carapaz ( Ecu – INS – 003 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 091-098 ) [Yellow numbers]

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September 15, 2020   Comments Off on Le Tour 2020 – Stage 16

Le Tour 2020 – Stage 15

Tour de FranceLyon > Grand Colombier

Distance: 174.5 kilometers.

A “Mountain” stage with 3 major climbs. The intermediate sprint is at 58 km at Le Bouchage. It’s a summit finish.

  • Montée de la Selle de Fromentel 111.0 km (cat 1: 11.1km @ 8.1%)
  • Col de la Biche 129.0 km (cat 1: 6.9km @ 8.9%)
  • Grand Colombier 174.5 km (HC: 17.4km @ 7.1%)

Yellow Jersey Primož Roglic ( Slo – TJV – 011 ) [Yellow] 65 hours 37 minutes 07 seconds
Green Jersey Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 ) [Green] 269 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Benoit Cosnefroy ( Fra – ALM – 033 ) [Polka Dot] 36 points
White Jersey Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) [White] 2

Stage winner: Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 )
Combative: Pierre Rolland ( Fra – BVC – 218 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 091-098 ) [Yellow numbers]

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September 13, 2020   Comments Off on Le Tour 2020 – Stage 15

Le Tour 2020 – Stage 14

Tour de FranceClermont-Ferrand > Lyon

Distance: 194 kilometers.

A “Flat” stage with 5 climbs? The intermediate sprint is at 38 km at Courpiere. The finish is another downhill sprint.

  • Côte du château d’Aulteribe 32.0 km (cat 4: 1.0km @ 8.4%)
  • Col du Béal 68.5 km (cat 2: 10.2km @ 5.6%)
  • Côte de Courreau 93.0 km (cat 3: 4.0km @ 5.7%)
  • Côte de la Duchère 184.5 km (cat 4: 1.4km @ 5.6%)
  • Côte de la Croix-Rousse 189.5 km (cat 4: 1.4km @ 4.8%)

Yellow Jersey Primož Roglic ( Slo – TJV – 011 ) [Yellow] 61 hours 03 minutes 00 seconds
Green Jersey Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 ) [Green] 262 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Benoit Cosnefroy ( Fra – ALM – 033 ) [Polka Dot] 36 points
White Jersey Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) [White] 2

Stage winner: Søren Kragh Andersen ( Den – SUN – 205 )
Combative: Stefan Küng ( Swi – GFC – 054 ) [Red numbers]
Team: EF Pro Cycling ( EF1 – 071-078 ) [Yellow numbers]

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September 12, 2020   Comments Off on Le Tour 2020 – Stage 14

Le Tour 2020 – Stage 13

Tour de FranceChâtel-Guyon > Puy Mary Cantal

Distance: 191.5 kilometers.

A “Mountain” stage with 7 climbs. This is “the hardest stage in the Massif Central.” The intermediate sprint is at 111 km at Lanobre.

  • Col de Ceyssat 36.0 km (cat 1: 10.2km @ 6.1%)
  • Col de Guéry 63.5 km (cat 3: 7.8km @ 5.0%)
  • Montée de La Stèle 85.5 km (cat 2: 6.8km @ 5.7%)
  • Côte de l’Estiade 130.5 km (cat 3: 3.7km @ 6.9%)
  • Côte d’Anglards-de-Salers 157.5 km (cat 3: 3.5km @ 6.9%)
  • Col de Neronne 180.5 km (cat 2: 3.8km @ 9.1%)
  • Puy Mary Pas de Peyrol 191.5 km (cat 1: 5.4km @ 8.1%)

Yellow Jersey Primož Roglic ( Slo – TJV – 011 ) [Yellow] 56 hours 34 minutes 35 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 Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) [White] 2

Stage winner: Daniel Felipe Martinez Poveda ( Col – EF1 – 076 )
Combative: Maximilian Schachmann ( Ger – BOH – 028 ) [Red numbers]
Team: EF Pro Cycling ( EF1 – 071-078 ) [Yellow numbers]

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September 11, 2020   Comments Off on Le Tour 2020 – Stage 13

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]

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September 10, 2020   Comments Off on Le Tour 2020 – Stage 12

Le Tour 2020 – Stage 11

Tour de FranceChâtelaillon-Plage > Poitiers

Distance: 167.5 kilometers.

A “Flat” stage with a single Cat 4 climb. The sprinters can make up more of their lost time. The intermediate sprint is at 129.5 km at Les Grands Ajoncs.

  • Côte de Cherveux 91.0 km (cat 4: 1.1km @ 4.4%)

Matthieu Ladagnous jumped out at the start and led the race for 120 kilometers. He took the Polka Dot point and the Sprint point with no one near him. At the finish it was Caleb Ewan taking his second stage win of this Tour by maybe 4 inches in a bunched sprint.

Davide Formolo did not start after breaking his collorbone yesterday, and Gregor Mühlberger (illness) and Ion Izaguirre Insausti (crash injury) withdrew from the race.

Yellow Jersey Primož Roglic ( Slo – TJV – 011 ) [Yellow] 46 hours 15 minutes 24 seconds
Green Jersey Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 ) [Green] 243 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: Caleb Ewan ( Aus – LTS – 151 )
Combative: Matthieu Ladagnous ( Fra – GFC – 055 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 091-098 ) [Yellow numbers]

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September 9, 2020   Comments Off on Le Tour 2020 – Stage 11

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]

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September 8, 2020   Comments Off on Le Tour 2020 – Stage 10

Le Tour 2020 – Stage 9

Tour de FrancePau > Laruns

Distance: 153 kilometers.

A “Mountain” stage in the Pyrenees with two major climbs and three lesser efforts followed by a flat run to the finish.

  • Côte d’Artiguelouve 9.5 km (cat 4: 2.3km @ 4.5%)
  • Col de la Hourcère 69.0 km (cat 1: 11.1km @ 8.8%)
  • Col de Soudet 78.0 km (cat 3: 3.8km @ 8.5%)
  • Col d’Ichère 115.5 km (cat 3: 4.2km @ 7.0%)
  • Col de Marie Blanque 135.0 km (cat 1: 7.7km @ 8.6%)

The intermediate sprint is at 99.0 km at Arette.

The mountains took out two more riders: Fabio Aru and Steff Cras. They also cost Adam Yates the Yellow as Slovenes Tadej Pogacar and Primož Roglic prospered. Tomorrow is the first rest day for the Tour.

Yellow Jersey Primož Roglic ( Slo – TJV – 011 ) [Yellow] 38 hours 40 minutes 01 seconds
Green Jersey Peter Sagan ( Svk – BOH – 021 ) [Green] 138 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: Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 )
Combative: Marc Hirschi( Swi – SUN – 204 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 091-098 ) [Yellow numbers]

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September 6, 2020   Comments Off on Le Tour 2020 – Stage 9

Le Tour 2020 – Stage 8

Tour de FranceCazères-sur-Garonne > Loudenvielle

Distance: 141 kilometers.

A “Mountain” stage in the Pyrenees with three major climbs followed by a downhill run to the finish.

  • Col de Menté 59.5 km (cat 1: 6.9km @ 8.1%)
  • Port de Balès 104.5 km (HC: 11.7km @ 7.7%)
  • Col de Peyresourde 129.5 km (cat 1: 9.7km @ 7.8%)

The intermediate sprint is at 42.5 km at Sengouagnet. The sprinters will lose everything they gained yesterday.

Nans Peters had a great day taking his first stage win on his first Tour. This was made possible by rapid controlled descent after cresting the Col de Peyresourde.

Four riders had earlier injuries catch up with them on the climbs: William Bonnet ( Fra – GFC – 052 ), Diego Rosa ( Ita – ARK – 086 ), Lilian Calmejane ( Fra – TDE – 183 ), and Giacomo Nizzolo ( Ita – NTT – 191 ) weren’t able to finish the stage.

Yellow Jersey Adam Yates ( GBr – MTS – 161 ) [Yellow] 34 hours 44 minutes 52 seconds
Green Jersey Peter Sagan ( Svk – BOH – 021 ) [Green] 138 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Benoit Cosnefroy ( Fra – ALM – 033 ) [Polka Dot] 35 points
White Jersey Egan Arley Bernal Gomez ( Col – INS – 001 ) [White] 5

Stage winner: Nans Peters ( Fra – ALM – 036 )
Combative: Nans Peters ( Fra – ALM – 036 ) [Red numbers]
Team: EF Pro Cycling ( EF1 – 071-078 ) [Yellow numbers]

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September 5, 2020   Comments Off on Le Tour 2020 – Stage 8