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Le Tour 2022 – Stage 12

Tour de France Briançon > Alpe d’Huez

Distance: 165.1 kilometers.

A Mountain stage with three Hors Catégorie climbs and a summit finish after the third.

  • Col du Galibier 33.2 km (Hors Catégorie: 23.0km @ 5.1%)
  • Col de la Croix de Fer 110.6 km (Hors Catégorie: 29.0km @ 5.2%)
  • Alpe d’Huez 165.1 km (Hors Catégorie: 13.8km @ 8.1%)

The intermediate sprint is at 11.8 km at Le Monêtier-les-Bains.

Yellow Jersey Jonas Vingegaard (TJV – 018) [Yellow] 46h 28′ 46″
Green Jersey Wout Van Aert (TJV – 016) [Green] 313 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Simon Geschke (COF – 073) [Polka Dot] 43 points
White Jersey Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001) [White] 2

Stage winner: Thomas Pidcock (IGD – 025)
Combative: Thomas Pidcock (IGD – 025 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Ineos Grenadiers ( IGD – 021-028 ) [Yellow numbers]

This was Pidcock’s first stage win on the Tour and he is the youngest rider, at 22, to summit the Alpe d’Huez. He broke away and was alone for the last 7.5 kilometers.

Top 10 below the fold

1 Jonas Vingegaard (TJV – 018) 46h 28′ 46″
2 Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001) + 00h 02′ 22″
3 Geraint Thomas (IGD – 021) + 00h 02′ 26″
4 Romain Bardet (DSM – 111) + 00h 02′ 35″
5 Adam Yates (IGD – 028) + 00h 03′ 44″
6 Nairo Quintana (ARK – 151) + 00h 03′ 58″
7 David Gaudu (GFC – 091) + 00h 04′ 07″
8 Thomas Pidcock (IGD – 025) + 00h 07′ 39″
9 Enric Mas (MOV – 061) + 00h 09′ 32″
10 Aleksandr Vlasov (BOH – 041) + 00h 10′ 06″

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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