LIVE – Tour de France (Stage 19): Four men in the lead, peloton less than a minute away

114 km – Peloton captures Barth

While he was a few meters away from the leading men, Cyril Barth was unable to fit into this group, which the four frontrunners did not expect. Unable to sustain his effort for long, he was caught by a peloton. Separation advances 45 seconds.

119 km – Cyril Barth’s attack

Frenchman Cyril Barth (B&B Hotels p/b KTM) is trying to get back into the front quad. He came out of the peloton and set his sights on the top attackers on this nineteenth stage.

123 km – more than four men in the front

They are now only four in front (Mohoric, Honoré, van der Hoorn, Simmons), while Nils Polit let himself fall to recover the peloton. Under the impetus of Mikel Honoré, the leaders left and regained the lead by a few seconds (25 seconds).

130 km – more than thirty seconds before breaking up

Peloton continues to pounce on the leading men, who have seen their lead dwindle now to 30 seconds. It looks like the five frontrunners are doomed to return to their ranks on Friday.

135 km – 1 minute ahead for senior men

We tighten the screw in the peloton, under the impetus of teams of sprinters, to keep the leading men in sight. The top five guys only have one minute with 135 kilometers to go.

150 km – Simmons takes the lead in the middle race

Quinn Simmons (Trek-Segafredo) crossed the middle race at Auch in the lead, closely followed by his breakaway teammates Nils Polit (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Taco van der Horn (Intermarche-Wante Joubert Matero). Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin) won the peloton sprint, ahead of the green jersey Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma).

155 km – senior men leave

Quinn Simmons (Trek Segafredo), Nils Polit (Bora-Hansgrohe), Matej Mohorek (Bahrain-Victorius), Taco van der Horn (Intermarchy-Wante Joubert Matero), and Mikel Honore (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) have all resumed their run before then. . They had a 1’20 lead before this break in the race.

156 km – The race was neutralized a few moments after a new demonstration

Peloton was arrested more than a minute after another demonstration on the highway. The contestants had to back out before they could start again. Smoke bombs were also seen. The five leading men will now be suspended for the same duration in order to respect the fairness of the race before having to restart in the lead. This is the third time since the start of the round that the race has been stopped. No pictures were shown by TV production.

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159 km – Mohoric, bis?

Last year’s winner of the 19th stage that reached Libourne, Matej Muhuric is hoping to do the same this year. In a scene similar to that day, the Slovenian slipped into a group of 20 runners up front before leaving alone 25 kilometers from the goal. But the splinter group was up to 10 minutes ahead, which probably wouldn’t be the case for the leading five men up to Cahors.

163 km – Lotto-Soudal controls the tempo

Caleb Ewan’s formation remains very vigil and is regularly positioned at the front of the peloton to set the pace. Same for Alpecin and BikeExchange, who have already won the race at this 2022 round with Philipsen and Groenewegen and hope to do so again on Friday.

173 km – 1 minute ahead for senior men

Today’s breakup appears to be well formed with the five riders up front. They have a one minute lead on the peloton, but the sprinter teams stay on the lookout and carefully control the gap.

183 km – five passengers in front

Five knights managed to get out of the peloton at the beginning of the stage. They are Quinn Simmons (Trek Segafredo), Nils Bullitt (Bora-Hansgrohe), Matej Mohorek (Bahrain-Victorius), Taco van der Horn (Intermarchy-Wante Jubert Matero) and Mikkel Honoré (Quick Step Alpha Vinyl).

188 km – let’s go to the nineteenth stage!

The actual start has just been made by the direction of the race. The peloton is already heading at high speed towards Cahors. The sprint teams checked the 19th stage. However, beware of winds that may cause a fracture.

Enrique Mas leaves positive for Covid

Movistar announced on Friday the abandonment of its leader Enrique Mas, which is positive for Covid ahead of the 19th stage. The Spaniard ranked 11th overall. His teammate Emanuel Erfiti also left the race yesterday due to Covid.

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Astana suspends Miguel Angel Lopez’s work until further notice

The day after his arrest by the Spanish authorities, the Astana team suspended Miguel Angel Lopez until further notice. Al-Darraj was arrested upon arrival at Madrid airport for his links with Dr. Maynar, who is involved in several doping cases. The formation of Alexander Vinokourov indicated, “At the moment we do not have details. In this regard, the team decided to suspend Miguel Angel Lopez from any activity within the team until all the circumstances of the case are clarified.” Sixth place in the Tour de France in 2020, the Colombian is not competing in the Grande Bouquet this year.

Quintana received a penalty

Colombian Nairo Quintina received a 10-second penalty for using a motorcycle on Thursday during the 18th stage of the Tour de France. Rider Arkea Samsic who lost his fourth place at the expense of David Gaudu remains in fifth overall.

Miguel Angel Lopez was arrested Thursday in Spain

After missing this year’s Tour de France, Spanish police arrested Colombian rider Miguel Angel Lopez as he arrived in Madrid on Thursday. The climber from Astana, Kazakhstan, will be heard as a witness in the doping case.

Good morning all

Welcome to the RMC Sport website for live commentary on the 19th stage of the Tour de France, the day after Jonas Weinggaard’s second win at the Outakham. On Friday, 188 kilometers will be offered to runners between Castelnau-Magnoac and Cahors, for a chance for runners ahead of Paris. But a 3/4 tailwind was also announced, which could make racing difficult.

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