TOUR DE FRANCE. The 19th stage of the Tour de France took a long time until Cahors which in the end was an amazing victory this Friday July 22 for Christophe Laporte. Classification.
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Tomorrow, Saturday, it will be the penultimate stage of this Tour de France 2022. It will be an individual time trial, the second of this edition of the Great Loop. The runners must rally from Lacapelle-Marival to Rocamadour. A flat stage of more than 40.7km through the Lot should not worry the leader of the race, Jonas Vingegaard.
For the second time in its history, Cahors is the scene of a stage finish of the Tour de France. And for the second time, a Frenchman won the prefecture of Lot with the victory of Christophe Laporte. In 1994, Jacky Durand won the stage, starting in Bergerac.
So it is necessary to wait 19 stages to see a Frenchman win a stage in this Tour de France 2022. An eternity, which is not new. If in previous editions, a Habs always shined quickly, especially Julian Alaphilippe, in 2016, also had to wait for the 19th stage to see a Frenchman raising his arms on the line of ending. This is Romain Bardet, winner of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, in the Alps.
Arriving 4th in the 19th stage, Florian Sénéchal, the rider of Quick-Step, wanted to congratulate his countryman on his victory: “Christophe Laporte maneuvered well and his whole team was on front … He is very strong! He did not stop in the last 500 meters. He deserves this victory, he is a great runner.”
Tadej Pogacar crossed the finish line in fifth position. In addition, the Slovenian took five seconds from the yellow jersey, Jonas Vingegaard. Certainly not enough to reverse the trend during the test on Saturday July 23, 2022.
For the transition period, before the time trial this Saturday, the pace is much faster. In fact, the runners covered 188.3 kilometers during the day at a speed of 48.620 km/h.
“I missed a bit. This time, I really believed in it. I was told 15 seconds in the last kilometers. I wasn’t at my best with the guys [ses compagnons d’échappée Jasper Stuyven et Fred Wright], but I believe it. Then I saw Laporte and I said to myself ‘well, it’s going to be complicated’…”, reacted Alexis Gougeard, one of the runners who escaped and took a kilometer from the finish…
Of course, not surprisingly, Jonas Vingegaard is still the overall leader of the Tour de France 2022 ahead of Tadej Pogacar 48 hours from the end of Paris.
Here are the top 10 of this 19th stage of the Tour de France with three Frenchmen in the classification, Christophe Laporte 1st, Florian Sénéchal 4th, Hugo Hofstetter 8th.
17:44 – Laporte: “Van Aert told me ‘this is for you now'”
“It’s hard to realize that. The team trusts me now. Van Aert told me ‘this is for you now’. The last time he told me like that, it was in Paris-Nice. So here it is, it brought me a good luck. We want to secure Vingegaard up to 3km”, explained Christophe Laporte, who was very moved at the end of the 19th stage of the Tour de France.
Return to the last kilometer of this 19th stage of the Tour de France with Christophe Laporte’s incredible victory.
Finally a French victory in the Tour de France 2022! We have to wait for the 19th stage, but Christophe Laporte allows the French not to leave empty-handed from this 109th edition.
French road champion Florian Sénéchal did the bunch sprint in place of Jakobsen and finished 4th in this 19th stage.
Christophe Laporte won the first victory of his career in the Tour de France and especially in a Grand Tour.
What a great victory for Christophe Laporte who started on a red blaze to win alone and beat the peloton!
In the red flame, Christophe Laporte is very well placed and can aim for the stage victory!
The gap between the trio and the peloton is still 10 seconds! There are only 3 kilometers left, maybe it will stink for a breakaway.
The trio only had a 10 second lead, but fought back well against the peloton which threw its last energy into the chase.
The moment of doubt for the peloton because the fellow sprinters could no longer ride in front and the Jumbo team was rolling.
Will they do it? The trio is in the 10 kilometer arc before the end of the 19th stage of the Tour de France 2022.
The pace of the peloton at the front of the peloton is very high as Philipsen, van Aert are already at the front of the race. Only 25 seconds remained between the trio and the peloton.
16:36 – A front threesome
Gougeard is joined by Wright and Stuyven and the trio currently has a massive thirty-second lead over the vanguard of the peloton.
Less than 35 kilometers from the finish, the peloton sped up and Tadej Pogacar joined.
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