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Le Tour 2022 – Stage 15

Tour de France Rodez > Carcassonne

Distance: 202.5 kilometers.

A Flat stage with two Category climbs and a near summit finish.

  • Côte d’Ambialet 68.9 km (Cat 3: 4.4km @ 4.6%)
  • Côte des Cammazes 154.6 km (Cat 3: 5.1km @ 4.1%)

The intermediate sprint is at 147.0 km at Saint-Ferréol.

Yellow Jersey Jonas Vingegaard (TJV – 018) [Yellow] 59h 58′ 28″
Green Jersey Wout Van Aert (TJV – 016) [Green] 378 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Simon Geschke (COF – 073) [Polka Dot] 46 points
White Jersey Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001) [White] 2

Stage winner: Jasper Philipsen (AFC – 105)
Combative: Nils Politt (BOH – 046 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Ineos Grenadiers ( IGD – 021-028 ) [Yellow numbers]

Jonas Vingegaard lost two of his support riders, Primož Roglič did not start and Steven Kruijswijk had to withdraw after an accident. There are still mountains to climb and Tadej Pogačar is less than two and a half minutes behind him. The heat wave will be a factor, so tomorrow’s rest day is welcome.

Top 10 below the fold

1 Jonas Vingegaard (TJV – 018) 59h 58′ 28″
2 Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001) + 00h 02′ 22″
3 Geraint Thomas (IGD – 021) + 00h 02′ 43″
4 Romain Bardet (DSM – 111) + 00h 03′ 01″
5 Adam Yates (IGD – 028) + 00h 04′ 06″
6 Nairo Quintana (ARK – 151) + 00h 04′ 15″
7 Louis Meintjes (IWG – 124) + 00h 04′ 24″
8 David Gaudu (GFC – 091) + 00h 04′ 24″
9 Thomas Pidcock (IGD – 025) + 00h 08′ 49″
10 Enric Mas (MOV – 061) + 00h 09′ 58″

Did not start:
Primož Roglič (TJV – 011)
Magnus Cort Nielsen (EFN – 146)
Simon Clarke (ISN – 193)

Withdrew:
Steven Kruijswijk (TJV – 013)

Outside the time limit:
Michael Mørkøv (DQT – 057)

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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