Tourmalet Barèges (France) – The Frenchman Thibaut Pinot won the 14th stage of the 106th Tour de France cycling race, from Tarbes to Tourmalet Barèges, 117.5 km long. The yellow jersey of Julian Alaphilippe is second to the finish line, but the transalpine rider has gained again on the Welshman Geraint Thomas, detached of about 36 ". The French cyclist is competing in an extraordinary Tour de France.
Thibaut Pinot at the finish line preceded by 6 ″ Alaphilippe, second; the Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk, third with the same time; the German Emanuel Buchmann, fourth at 8 "; the Colombian Egan Bernal, fifth with the same time.
Geraint Thomas was placed 8 / o, with a delay of 36 "from the winner, while the Colombian Nairo Quintana, captain of Movistar, 17 / or 3'24" collapsed literally. The Danish Jakob Fuglsang, who finished 10th, with a 53 "gap from Pinot, is also bad enough. In the general classification now Alaphilippe has an advantage of 2'02 "on Thomas, 2'14" on Kruijswijk and 3'00 "on Bernal. Pinot is 6 / or 3'12 ".
Peter Sagan gives the example to the young cyclists of the Tour de France.
As La Gazzetta dello Sport writes in an article written by Claudio Ghisalberti, Peter Sagan was in the day's escape with Vincenzo Nibali. His goal was the points of the green jersey at the flying finish of Pierefitte-Nestalas (km 80). Having moved into ninth position, he collected 7 points and further strengthened his leadership.
Then he got up again, he let himself slip off, he went to the flagship, he took the flasks and, like any other wingman, he took them to his companions in the leading group. Chapeau! Nibali, resumed at the foot of the Tourmalet after 85 km of escape, arrived with the Ciccone group at 20'19 ". Sunday 21st is scheduled for the 15th fraction, Limoux-Foix (Prat d'Albis): 185 km and final uphill (11.8 km to 6.9% average) (sources La Gazzetta dello Sport and Ansa).
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