🇫🇷 #TDF2022 It’s scorching Jonas, isn’t it? 😉 pic.twitter.com/SVID8Rv8vzJuly 17, 2022
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.
Chaleur exceptionnelle, dispositif exceptionnel dans la glacière 🧊🧊🧊🧊🧊 #TDF2022 pic.twitter.com/5OAnxrrP5sJuly 17, 2022
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.
💚 Do not count on @WoutvanAert to calmly keep within the peloton! 💚 N’attendez pas de @WoutvanAert qu’il reste sagement dans le peloton !#TDF2022 pic.twitter.com/Zay8PzYyc6July 17, 2022
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.
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.
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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.
🚩 Rodez 🏁 Carcassonne#TDF2022 pic.twitter.com/xLnyeyVhcsJuly 17, 2022
The stage heads southwest into the Occitanie area of France, on the foots of the Pyrenees.
It’s the third consecutive stage above 190km.
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.
The riders face a 4.7km neutralised sector earlier than the official stage begin.
Right here we go!
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.
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.
3 minutes till the beginning.
Prepared for the final stage of the #TDF2022 second week 😃Photograph: @BeelWout pic.twitter.com/DNauWpWGQeJuly 17, 2022
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.
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.
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.