3:50 in the afternoon
🏁61 km. Annemiek van Vleuten crossed the Platzenwasel pass in the lead
The Dutch flew. The Movistar rider scored ten points at the top. Demi Vollering was 25 seconds back at the top.
3:46 in the afternoon
🏁62 km. Van Vleuten’s attack takes the lead!
In her characteristic style, as a dancer, Annemiek Van Vleuten leads the race! Demi Vollering was dropped from several tens of meters at the moment.
3:45 in the afternoon
🏁 63 km. Two kilometers left on the second trail
The Platzerwasel pass is getting closer to its goal for breakaways. Recently: Niewiadoma slightly accelerated in the third group. Persico and Uttrup Ludwig may follow.
3:35 in the afternoon
🏁65 km. The point of general classification
If we go back to the general classification at the start of this morning, the big upsets have already happened. The leader, Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma), was 7 minutes behind. Another Top 10 finisher, fifth, Ashleigh Moolman (SD Work), was more than 5’45” back.
The big winners so far are the leading duo, Demi Vollering (SD Work, 1’11 overall) and Annemiek Van Vleuten (Movistar, 1’28”). Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek Segafredo), fourth, 35” overall, was the first to chase. In the next group, relegated three minutes from the breakaway, we see Silvia Persico (2nd, in 30”), Katarzyna Niewiadoma (3rd in 30”), Juliette Labous (7th, in 1’13”), Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (9th, in 2’02”) and Evita Muzic (12th in 3’01”).
Mavi Garcia (11th, 2’40”) is in the group one minute behind the chasers.
3:26 in the afternoon
🏁68 km. Van Vleuten returned to Vollering at the foot of the second difficulty
Demi Vollering did not insist and waited for her compatriot at the bottom of the Platzerwasel pass. We are two minds again.
3:23 in the afternoon
🏁73 km. The point above the Petit Ballon
Demi Vollering raced to the top and took first position at the top (10 pts), ahead of Van Vleuten (8 pts). Demi Vollering made the descent and put the pressure on Van Vleuten, who was more tense on his bike, who conceded a few meters behind.
Longo Borghini took third place, ahead of Brown, Uttrup Ludwig and Niewiadoma.
🏁74 km. The first groups are on the way down
The first three groups of runners are on the descent of the Petit Ballon, before the Col du Platzerwasel (7.1 km at 8.3% average). Marianne Vos is still on the last hectare of the first difficulty.
3:14 in the afternoon
🚴 79 km. The gaps are widening in the lead!
Vollering and Van Vleuten sailed to the top of the Petit Ballon. They have 1’04” of Elisa Longo Borghini and 1’45” of the group of riders: Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig, Grace Brown, Evita Muzic, Juliette Labous, Katarzyna Niewadoma, Urska Zigart, Silvia Persico and Yara Kastelijn.
3:04 in the afternoon
🏁 82 km. Vollering and Van Vleuten took matters into their own hands
The race was completely reversed from the first slopes. Annemiek Van Vleuten and Demi Vollering attacked and led. They have 35 seconds on Elisa Longo Borghini and 55 seconds on a group of 5 runners: Silvia Persico, Mavi Garcia, Grace Brown and the two Frenchwomen Juliette Labous and Evita Muzic. The rest of the peloton is more than two minutes apart, while Marianne Vos (yellow jersey) has been relegated by more than 3’30”, as well as Juulia Borgström (white jersey) and Femke Gerritse (white jersey) with red polka dots) !
🏁83 km. Marianne Vos released!
The wearer of the yellow jersey struggled from the start of the Petit Ballon!
2:55 in the afternoon
🏁84 km. Van Vleuten and Vollering attack!
As the breakaway peloton returns, new attacks intervene! They are important offensive runners, with Annemiek Van Vleuten (8th, 1’28” behind overall) and Demi Vollering (6th, 1’11 behind overall).
🏁85 km. 33 breakaways were taken by the peloton at Petit Ballon.
2:47 in the afternoon
🏁 90 km. 33 runners in front of the Petit Ballon climb
A large group took a 45 second lead over the peloton at the start of the first climb of the day.
2:44 in the afternoon
🔴 Retreat of Lorena Wiebes
🏁 90 km. At the beginning of the stage, Lorena Wiebes was forced to retire. The double stage winner of this Tour de France women has not yet recovered from her injuries, since she fell at high speed on a descent yesterday.
2:36 in the afternoon
Hello and welcome to the live of the 7th stage of the Tour de France women, between Sélestat and the Markstein Fellering.