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Le Tour 2021 – Stage 15

Tour de France Céret > Andorre-la-Vielle¹

Distance: 191.3 kilometers.

A Mountain stage with a Cat 2 and three Cat 1 climbs.

  • Montée de Mont-Louis 86.3 km (Cat 1: 8.4km @ 5.7%)
  • Col de Puymorens 133.1 km(Cat 2: 5.8km @ 4.7%)
  • Port d’Envalira 146.7 km (Cat 1: 10.7km @ 5.9%)
  • Col de Beixalis 176.5 km (Cat 1: 6.4km @ 8.5%)

The intermediate sprint is at 66.9 km at Olette.

Yellow Jersey Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001) [Yellow] 62 hours 07 minutes 18 seconds
Green Jersey Mark Cavendish (DQT – 055) [Green] 279 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Wouter Poels (TBV – 166) [Polka Dot] 74 points
White Jersey Jonas Vingegaard (TJV – 018) [White] 3*

Stage winner: Sepp Kuss (TJV – 015)
Combative: Wout Van Aert (TJV – 012 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Bahrain Victorious ( TBV – 161-168 ) [Yellow numbers]

Sepp Kuss is the first American to win a stage in 10 years.

*Number 2 is wearing the White as Number 1 is wearing Yellow.

¹Andorra la Vella (in Catalan, the local language) is the capital of the tiny country of Andorra located in the Pyrenees between France and Spain.

Top 30 below the fold

1 Tadej Pogacar (UAD – 001)
2 Rigoberto Uran (EFN – 111) + 00h 05′ 18″
3 Jonas Vingegaard (TJV – 018) + 00h 05′ 32″
4 Richard Carapaz (IGD – 022) + 00h 05′ 33″
5 Ben O’Connor (ACT – 124) + 00h 05′ 58″
6 Wilco Kelderman (BOH – 073) + 00h 06′ 16″
7 Alexey Lutsenko (APT – 188) + 00h 07′ 01″
8 Enric Mas (MOV – 065) + 00h 07′ 11″
9 Guillaume Martin (COF – 091) + 00h 07′ 58″
10 Peio Bilbao (TBV – 162) + 00h 10′ 59″
11 Mattia Cattaneo (DQT – 054) + 00h 14′ 45″
12 Aurélien Paret Peintre (ACT – 125) + 00h 21′ 15″
13 Jhoan Esteban Chaves (BEX – 172) + 00h 22′ 51″
14 David Gaudu (GFC – 081) + 00h 27′ 15″
15 Louis Meintjes (IWG – 211) + 00h 29′ 16″
16 Wout Van Aert (TJV – 012) + 00h 31′ 43″
17 Wouter Poels (TBV – 166) + 00h 35′ 49″
18 Sergio Luis Henao (TQA – 191) + 00h 36′ 48″
19 Dylan Teuns (TBV – 167) + 00h 43′ 14″
20 Ruben Guerreiro (EFN – 113) + 00h 44′ 01″
21 Bauke Mollema (TFS – 044) + 00h 47′ 17″
22 Alejandro Valverde (MOV – 067) + 00h 50′ 15″
23 Julian Alaphilippe (DQT – 051) + 00h 55′ 12″
24 Jonathan Castroviejo (IGD – 023) + 00h 55′ 28″
25 Michael Woods (ISN – 037) + 00h 56′ 43″
26 Kenny Elissonde (TFS – 043) + 00h 56′ 58″
27 Sergio Andres Higuita (EFN – 114) + 00h 57′ 26″
28 Patrick Konrad (BOH – 074) + 01h 01′ 01″
29 Steven Kruijswijk (TJV – 014) + 01h 01′ 32″
30 Ion Izaguirre Insausti (APT – 187) + 01h 04′ 57″

Withdrew:
Nacer Bouhanni (ARK – 132)

Outside the time limit:
Edvald Boasson Hagen (TEN – 202)

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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