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Le Tour 2022 – Stage 18

Tour de France Lourdes > Hautacam

Distance: 143.2 kilometers.

A Mountain stage with three Category climbs and a summit finish.

  • Col d’Aubisque 76.7 km (Hors Catégorie: 16.4km @ 7.1%)
  • Col de Spandelles 110.0 km (Cat 1: 10.3km @ 8.3%)
  • Hautacam 143.2 km (Hors Catégorie: 13.6km @ 7.8%)

The intermediate sprint is at 58.5 km at Laruns.

Yellow Jersey Jonas Vingegaard (TJV – 018) [Yellow] 71h 53′ 34″
Green Jersey Wout Van Aert (TJV – 016) [Green] 451 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Simon Geschke (COF – 073) [Polka Dot] 64 points
White Jersey Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001) [White] 2

Stage winner: Jonas Vingegaard (TJV – 018)
Combative: Wout Van Aert (TJV – 016) ) [Red numbers]
Team: Ineos Grenadiers ( IGD – 021-028 ) [Yellow numbers]

Jonas Vingegaard has picked up more than a minute on Tadej Pogačar and is now 8 points ahead of Simon Geschke in the Polka Dot jersey standings, while scooping up another stage win. It looks like Jumbo – Visma is going home with every thing except the White.

Top 10 below the fold

1 Jonas Vingegaard (TJV – 018) 71h 53′ 34″
2 Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001) + 00h 03′ 26″
3 Geraint Thomas (IGD – 021) + 00h 08′ 00″
4 David Gaudu (GFC – 091) + 00h 11′ 05″
5 Nairo Quintana (ARK – 151) + 00h 13′ 35″
6 Louis Meintjes (IWG – 124) + 00h 13′ 43″
7 Aleksandr Vlasov (BOH – 041) +00h 14′ 10″
8 Romain Bardet (DSM – 111) + 00h 16′ 11″
9 Alexey Lutsenko (APT – 131) + 00h 20′ 09″
10 Adam Yates (IGD – 028) + 00h 20′ 17″

Did not start:
Imanol Erviti (MOV – 062)
Damiano Caruso (TBV – 082)
Chris Froome (ISN – 191)

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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