August 19, 2019

Tour de France – can Thomas regain time on stage 15?


Julian Alaphilippe

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  1. Quintana dropped

    What are Movistar?

    Mikel Landa has had to work so laborious to bridge across and moments after he does, crew-mate Nairo Quintana, who has spent all day within the damage, is shelled out the encourage.

    What attain they focus on of their pre-stage meetings?

    It would make more sense if they had no briefings at all.

  2. Yates assaults

    Simon Yates is in great sort.

    The Briton with out issues kicks a ways flung from Simon Geschke and should still strive to hasten the final 8.6km to the line solo.

  3. 9km to head

    Mikel Landa has bridged across to the Nairo Quintana neighborhood. The 2 Movistar crew-mates don’t each talk to each different.

    How significant time can they make up on GC?

    AG2R hit the entrance, attempting to raise encourage Geschke and Yates for Romain Bardet.

  4. Submit update

    If handiest that used to be the true speed, eh Movistar.

  5. Submit update

    Jumbo-Visma are driving the yellow jersey neighborhood.

    Castroviejo is furthermore encourage on for Ineos. How significant can he reduction Thomas?

  6. Submit update

    Soler goes too now. Landa is away solo.

  7. Amador dropped

    Andrey Amador has performed all he can. He drops encourage on the decrease slopes and Marc Soler now has to tempo Mikel Landa up to Nairo Quintana.

  8. Submit update

    Yates and Geschke lead a neighborhood of chasers including Bardet and Quintana by 1:38.

    Landa and two Movistar crew-mates Soler and Amador are 30 seconds additional encourage.

    The yellow jersey neighborhood including Thomas are a minute additional down the freeway.

  9. Prat d’Albis

    Simon Yates and Simon Geschke are onto the final climb – the class one Prat d’Albis.

    A 11.8km climb at 6.9% sensible gradient, with two very hefty sections over 9% gradient.

    It be the first time this climb has been susceptible within the Tour de France.

    Prat d'Albis

    Copyright: Tour de France

  10. Submit update

    Silent Simons Geschke and Yates put time into the chasers. The gap is up to 1:35 as they methodology the decrease slopes of the Prat d’Albis.

  11. Submit update

    Landa, Amador and Soler are for sure gorgeous 50 seconds down on Quintana’s neighborhood. They are a pair of minute in entrance of the yellow jersey neighborhood.

    Maybe Movistar maintain managed this effectively – so long as they retain sure and reduction Landa and Quintan can on the least a minute on GC lately.

  12. Submit update

    Astana are giving it lunge off the entrance of the yellow jersey neighborhood, attempting to splinter it for their chief Jakob Fuglsang.

  13. Submit update

    The Nairo Quintana- Romain Bardet rush neighborhood has swollen to 10 riders, thanks to their lack of cohesion.

    Quintana places his hand on the encourage of Bardet’s crew-mate Tony Gallopin however the Frenchman barks at him again for now not using.

    The Colombian has misplaced a host of chums on this damage by refusing to hasten, with three Movistar crew-mates attempting to make contact within the encourage of him.

  14. Submit update

    Team Ineos’ Dylan van Baarle has made it encourage on to the yellow jersery neighborhood on this descent.

    Julian Alaphilippe has to fall encourage to his crew car to bag the total gives he desires for the final climb because he has no crew-mates left.

    He’s defied expectations all Tour long but this is every other feat fully to combine it with the absolute best climbers with none lieutenants.

  15. Submit update

    Simon Yates is flying.

    He’s placing time into the Quintana and Landa groups on this descent.

  16. Submit update

    Simon Brotherton

    Commentator on BBC Radio 5 Dwell Sports Additional

    It has stopped raining for now the build we are.

  17. 20km to head

    Simon Geschke and Simon Yates lead the chasing pack by one minute into the final 20km of stage 15.

    They maintain to make a choice as significant of a gap as that you’re going to be in a space to recall to mind onto the brutal final climb.

  18. Submit update

    So it appears to be like currently devour Movistar will bag four riders up the freeway together in entrance of the yellow jersey neighborhood but neither Landa nor Quintana are going so that you can make a choice encourage significant time.

    Traditional Movistar.

  19. Sagan doing Sagan things

  20. Raining on the discontinuance

    #bbccycling

    Chris Saunders:Weather update from the discontinuance line, it’s a ways now pouring down, there may per chance be undoubtedly no good climate up right here. Be fun cycling encourage correct down to Foix afterwards.

    Characterize of the discontinuance at Foix

    Copyright: Twitter / @chrissaunders10

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