15 km : News from Marianne Vos that 16 minutes from the head *emoji crying* is terrible
16 km : On the other hand Vollering explodes slowly. The gap increased to 3 minutes to Annemiek Van Vleuten, which she whistled.
17km: Correction, I told you nonsense, Longo Borghini is still in front of the chasing group, entered in 3rd place. He had a lead of about fifty seconds over this group of runners who nevertheless came back.
19 km : As a reminder, Van Vleuten started 85 km from the finish. He led the race at 65 km.
20km: Vollering 2’15 behind Van Vleuten, while Longo Borghini has just been taken by the Niewiadoma group. The Italian driving a lot against the wind for less sadness
23 km : Can’t wait to see how many KOM VVs are going to slam Strava today.
26 km : Le Grand Ballon is close, 14km at 6.6%, if Van Vleuten gets stuck he will be punished but I can’t see him putting the turn signal when he looks super solid.
31 km : Crazy to kill the race like that, is it still on the stick tomorrow after that?
34 km : As France TV’s Laurent Jalabert rightly pointed out, Van Vleuten will put half the peloton out of time at this rate.
37 km : Last descent, Van Vleuten was 1’20 ahead of Vollering, I really didn’t see what was going to happen to him.
49 km : More than a minute difference between Longo Borghini and the Niewadioma group. It smells of regrouping in a big ball.
55 km : Vollering does not pick up anything on the way down. Van Vleuten absolutely flies. If he doesn’t make mistakes and avoid the wishes, he could well win this stage with a bad lead.
57 km : The false flat rise after the summit of the pass suits VV, who, despite his descent à la Ilnur Zakarin, is 55 seconds ahead of Vollering
59 km : Longo Borghini passed the top of the second difficulty 4 minutes from Van Vleuten while he himself had a very good race, it phew
60km: Already 25 seconds behind for Demi Vollering. Van Vleuten virtual yellow jersey towards the top
61km: VAN VLEUTEN ATTACK! Volleying can no longer follow the steepest slopes of this climb. Vollering attempts to limit damage prior to descent
62 km : Niewiadoma releases everyone in the chasing group. He is 1’30 behind Longo Borghini. The head is not accessible, more than 4 minutes from VV
64 km : Everyone gets on the train, no more attacks, including the chasing group, but clocks in at 4 minutes. Do they have the strength to try to come back?
66 km : Longo Borghini is 2′ from the lead, while the Marianne Vos group is 8 minutes behind and has just started the second climb.
66 km : Demi Vollering not passing a relay we haven’t seen since Rui Costa at the Worlds in Florence (which he won)
69km: Vollering gets up to catch his breath before the second climb. Van Vleuten came back and recovered well. Annemiek worked and did not ask for any relay from the one who accompanied her.
72km: Volleying makes the descent! Van Vleuten, who wasn’t all that special, was distanced. But hey, he can definitely catch that up.
75 km : The running duo is on the way down to the Petit Ballon. But they have little time to breathe because with a little less than 10 terminals, they will attack the Platzerwasel pass
79km: The gaps have become large at 80 terminals from the finish. Van Vleueten and Vollering are more than a minute ahead of Longo Borghini and almost two minutes ahead of the Juliette Labous group. Vos was six minutes behind.
82km: Longo Borghini did not take! He embarked on a rather arduous mission, the first two being fueled. A forty second gap between these three riders. The Labous team was clocked 1 minute more.
83km: Vos is over 2 minutes from the lead! A hostile group formed at the back, with Longo Borghini and especially the Frenchwoman Juliette Labous, then the Italian decided it was time to overtake the leading duo consisting of Van Vleuten and Vollering. 35 seconds ahead of the Italians for both riders and 1 minute of the group Juliette Labous.
85km: Annemiek Van Vleuten is on the attack! Dutch Movistar knows he has to be on the offensive if he wants to be in yellow tomorrow night. She is 1’30 behind Marianne Vos overall. 15 seconds ahead of the peloton for Van Vleuten.
88km: Let’s go up the Petit Ballon for the lead group! 9.4km at 8.1%, good luck ladies.
2:35 pm .: A group of 33 runners is leading, yes 33, no I’m not kidding, this is the truth. Well, they are only 35-40 seconds in the peloton, they might explode in a small ball… Do you have it?
2:30 pm: I declare it alive open as the terrible Petit Ballon approaches, which has nothing to laugh at except its name
>> See you at 2:30 pm for the start of the live