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Tour de France stage 15 Dwell – Sprinters hope for victory after scorching trip to Carcassonne


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Dani Martinez of Ineos is loaded with bidons like a camel and takes them as much as his teammates within the peloton.

165km to go

The trio lead by 2:00 as different riders drop again for bidons and ice. 

It’s 34C out on the highway.

Wout van Aert, Politt and Honoré proceed to work collectively up entrance. Their lead is at 1:40. 

It is all about staying cool immediately.

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Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), Nils Politt (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Mikkel Frølich Honoré (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl) lead by 1:30. 

Behind Chris Juul-Jensen (BikeExchange) is on the entrance, attempting to trip a gentle tempo to guard their dash hopes.
 

Jonas Vingegaard made positive he was up entrance and Tadej Pogacar was fast to go as much as him. 

The excessive tempo has cut up the peloton.

The roads are up and down for the entire stage and particularly so within the opening 80km. 

This might be a day for the sprinters however they and their groups must work for it. 

Trek riders are additionally on the transfer, forcing the GC riders to additionally keep vigilant. 

185km to go

A proof for Honore within the assault is information that his QuickStep teammate Michael Morkov is struggling and dropped. 

The three attackers are Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), Nils Politt (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Mikkel Frølich Honoré (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl)

The hole is as much as 1:50 as a B&B Resort rider Alexis Gougeard tries to cross the hole alone. That is a giant job.

Certainly, the peloton has eased.

188km to go

Some within the peloton try to chase however QuickStep riders are blocking them. 

The van Aert trio have a niche of  1:00. 

They lead by 20 seconds.

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Van Aert is away with Honore of QuickStep and Politt of Bora.   

The intermediate dash comes after 147km however Wout van Aert is already energetic and attempting to drive a break. 

He can not seem to cease himself, though he has a large, nearly unbeatable lead within the inexperienced factors jersey competitors. 

JumboVisma teams Belgian rider Wout Van Aert celebrates on the podium with the sprinters green jersey after the 14th stage of the 109th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 1925 km between SaintEtienne and Mende in central France on July 16 2022 Photo by Marco BERTORELLO AFP Photo by MARCO BERTORELLOAFP via Getty Images

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Growth!

Tim Wellens assaults onerous as Lotto attempt to struggle again after some robust days.

200km to go

Riders are in search of an assault however the peloton is all collectively for now.

Click on beneath to learn the total story. 

Primoz Roglic quits Tour de France to permit crash accidents to heal

JumboVisma teams Slovenian rider Primoz Roglic cycles to the finish line of the 7th stage of the 109th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 1763 km between Tomblaine and La Super Planche des Belles Filles in eastern France on July 8 2022 Photo by Marco BERTORELLO AFP Photo by MARCO BERTORELLOAFP via Getty Images

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The three DNS riders are confirmed.

In addition to Magnus Cort (EF Schooling-EasyPost) and Simon Clarke (Israel-Premier Tech), Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) additionally opted to move residence and heal-up after crashing on the cobbled stage.

Pierre-Luc Périchon had a flat tyre, which delayed the beginning briefly however the assaults are already coming. 

Right here we go! 

Christian Prudhomme waves his flag and the stage is underway.

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The stage heads southwest into the Occitanie area of France, on the foots of the Pyrenees.

It’s the third consecutive stage above 190km. 

The profile of stage 15 of the 2022 Tour de France

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We count on a lot of assaults within the early kilometres as riders attempt to be part of the break of the day and escape the management of the dash groups. 

The leaders jersey wearers are Jonas Vingegaard (yellow), Wout van Aert (inexperienced), Simon Geschke (polka-dot) and Tadej Pogacar (white). 

They’re the identical for the fourth working day.

MENDE FRANCE JULY 16 Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen of Denmark and Team Jumbo Visma celebrates winning the Yellow Leader Jersey on the podium ceremony after the 109th Tour de France 2022 Stage 14 a 1925km stage from SaintEtienne to Mende 1009m TDF2022 WorldTour on July 16 2022 in Mende France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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The riders face a 4.7km neutralised sector earlier than the official stage begin. 

Right here we go! 

C’est Parti!  

Cort wore the polka-dot jersey within the early stage of the 2022 Tour de France after occurring the assault on phases 2 and three, delighting the large Danish crowds. He then received stage 10 to Megève after going within the break of the day.

“Magnus Cort awakened this morning with a headache and fever and has since examined constructive for COVID-19. He won’t begin stage 15 of the Tour de France. His medical analysis is ongoing,” EF Schooling-EasyPost introduced because the workforce arrived in Rodez for the stage begin. 

EF EducationEasypost teams Danish rider Magnus Cort Nielsen wearing the climbers dotted jersey celebrates on the podium after the 4th stage of the 109th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 1715 km between Dunkirk and Calais in northern France on July 5 2022 Photo by AnneChristine POUJOULAT AFP Photo by ANNECHRISTINE POUJOULATAFP via Getty Images

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Clarke received stage 5 to Wallers throughout the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix. Israel-Premier Tech stated he examined constructive for COVID-19 in a routine check however all the opposite riders have been unfavourable.

“After an inner routine check carried out by the workforce, sadly Simon Clarke has returned a constructive Covid check. Due to this fact, Simon received’t take the beginning of stage 15. All different riders returned unfavourable exams and are able to race immediately,” Israel-Premier Tech introduced. 

Sadly COVID-19 continues to flow into within the Tour de France peloton with stage winners Magnus Cort (EF Schooling-EasyPost) and Simon Clarke (Israel-Premier Tech) each testing constructive earlier than stage 15. 

Each have left the race.

IsraelPremier Tech teams Australian rider Simon Clarke celebrates on the podium after winning the 5th stage of the 109th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 1537 km between Lille and Arenberg Porte du Hainaut in northern France on July 6 2022 Photo by Thomas SAMSON AFP Photo by THOMAS SAMSONAFP via Getty Images

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3 minutes till the beginning. 

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The riders try to remain within the shade earlier than the roll out from Rodez.

For the total Cyclingnews story on the influence of the heatwave on the Tour de France, click on beneath. 

Tour de France to race on to Carcassonne regardless of 40°C heatwave

MENDE FRANCE JULY 16 Thibaut Pinot of France and Team Groupama FDJ cools down to refresh itself in the breakaway during the 109th Tour de France 2022 Stage 14 a 1925km stage from SaintEtienne to Mende 1009m TDF2022 WorldTour on July 16 2022 in Mende France Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images

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These are the tweaks to the race guidelines on feeding: 

– The feeding for the fifteenth stage can be allowed from the KM 0 to 10km from the end line

– Give bottles to the spectators can be allowed throughout all of the stage by respecting the protection circumstances for the general public and the riders.

– The elimination deadline was set at 20% whatever the stage common.

Whereas skilled biking has an Excessive Climate Protocol and races have been minimize or cancelled because of excessive circumstances prior to now, the Tour de France peloton appears prepared to just accept racing by way of the warmth wave.

The Cyclistes Professionnels Associés (CPA) riders affiliation and their Tour de France consultant Pascal Chanteur have been involved with their riders, Tour de France organisers, UCI judges and workforce managers to seek out a number of options to assist the riders.

This morning official held a particular assembly and selected some minor assist so the riders can attempt to keep hydrated. 

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It’s at the moment 32C in Rodez and 34 in Carcassonne, the place the stage is because of end in 4 hours or so.

It’s anticipated to be 37C when the stage finishes.   

IsraelPremier Tech teams British rider Chris Froome cools down with water as he cycles the ascent of the Col de la Croix de Fer during the 12th stage of the 109th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 1651 km between Briancon and LAlpedHuez in the French Alps on July 14 2022 Photo by Marco BERTORELLO AFP Photo by MARCO BERTORELLOAFP via Getty Images

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Because the Cyclingnews blimp takes peak, the ultimate riders are signing on in Rodez. 

Whats up and welcome to Cyclingnews’ dwell protection of stage 15 of the Tour de France.



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