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Le Tour 100 – Stage 10

Tour de FranceSaint-Gildas-des-Bois to Saint-Malo

Distance: 197 kilometers.

The Tour moves to Brittany and hills rather than mountains. The 1 km 4.2% category 4 climb up the Côte de Dinan at the three-quarter point shouldn’t provide many problems, even for the sprinters. The stage is rolling hills with the sprint at the two-thirds point.

The winds didn’t kick up at the end, and so they replayed Stage 1 with Marcel Kittel taking the stage while Jérome Cousin took the Red Numbers. None of the Jerseys changed backs, and the rankings of the top 15 riders didn’t change.

On to Normandy and the first individual time trial.

Yellow Jersey Christopher Froome ( GB – SKY – 001 ) [Yellow] 41h 52′ 43″
Green Jersey Peter Sagan ( Svk – CAN – 011 ) [Green] 269 points
Polka Dot Jersey Pierre Rolland ( Fra – EUC – 051 ) [Polka Dot] 49 points
White Jersey Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas ( Col – MOV – 128 ) 7 [White]

Team: Movistar ( MOV – 121-129 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Marcel Kittel ( Ger – ARG – 197 )
Combative: Jérome Cousin ( Fra – EUC – 053 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Christopher Froome ( GB – SKY – 001 )
2 Alejandro Valverde ( Esp – MOV – 121 ) + 01′ 25″
3 Bauke Mollema ( Ned – BEL – 164 ) + 01′ 44″
4 Laurens Ten Dam ( Ned – BEL – 167 ) + 01′ 50″
5 Roman Kreuziger ( Cze – TST – 094 ) + 01′ 51″
6 Alberto Contador ( Esp – TST – 091 ) + 01′ 51″
7 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas ( Col – MOV – 128 ) + 02′ 02″
8 Daniel Martin ( Irl – GRS – 175 ) + 02′ 28″
9 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver ( Esp – KAT – 101 ) + 02′ 31″
10 Rui Alberto Costa ( Por – MOV – 124 ) + 02′ 45″

The Rest of the Top 30:

11 Mikel Nieve Iturralde ( Esp – EUS – 116 ) + 02′ 55″
12 Jakob Fuglsang ( Den – EUC – 063 ) + 03′ 07″
13 Michal Kwiatkowski ( Pol – OPQ – 153 ) + 03′ 25″
14 Jean-Christophe Péraud ( Fra – ALM – 081 ) + 03′ 29″
15 Andy Schleck ( Lux – RLT – 041 ) + 04′ 00″
16 Cadel Evans ( Aus – BMC – 031 ) + 04′ 36″
17 Michael Rogers ( Aus – TST – 098 ) + 06′ 14″
18 Daniel Moreno Fernandez ( Esp – KAT – 106 ) + 06′ 16″
19 Igor Anton ( Esp – EUS – 111 ) + 06′ 40″
20 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 082 ) + 07′ 09″
21 Maxime Monfort ( Bel – RLT – 047 ) + 07′ 55″
22 Wouter Poels ( Ned – VCD – 201 ) + 09′ 45″
23 José Serpa ( Col – LAM – 149 ) + 09′ 54″
24 Daniel Navarro ( Esp – COF – 139 ) + 10′ 30″
25 Andrew Talansky ( USA – GRS – 178 ) + 11′ 15″
26 Pierre Rolland ( Fra – EUC – 051 ) + 12′ 34″
27 Davide Malacarne ( Ita – EUC – 056 ) + 14′ 27″
28 Sylvain Chavanel ( Fra – OPQ – 152 ) + 14′ 35″
29 Jan Bakelants ( Bel – RLT – 042 ) + 15′ 52″
30 Steve Morabito ( Sui – BMC – 036 ) + 17′ 14″

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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2 comments

1 Badtux { 07.09.13 at 4:17 pm }

This bicycle race sounds like too much work. I think I’ll do Le Tour de Couch instead, with my cats.

2 Bryan { 07.09.13 at 5:06 pm }

Most of these guys did the same thing in Italy last month, and will do it in Spain in August. It is way too much work, and really makes you appreciate trains.