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13-09-2020, 09:45   #1
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Tour de France 2020 | Stage 15 (Lyon - Grand Colombier, 174.5 km)

The hardest mountain stage yet, and some might say the hardest in the entire race. There's not much time left to pressure Roglic, the yellow jersey may be a lot closer to being decided after tomorrow.

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Start: 12:25

Intermediate sprint: 14:17/14:21/14:26

Montée de la Selle de Fromentel: 15:36/15:45/15:54

Col de la Biche: 16:03/16:14/16:25

Finish at Col du Grand Colombier: 17:11/17:25/17:40

Climbs

The first 100k are almost completely flat, the intermediate sprint will, as a result, be hotly contested once again. If no break goes away before it, there's little time to develop a lead before the climbing starts.

The triptych of Jura climbs has, of course, already been previewed at the Tour de l'Ain last month. The Selle de Fromentel is brutally steep towards the end, and will greatly trim down the peloton.



The Col de la Biche is the least difficult climb of the three, it's the final 7.1k of the profile below.



After this, there's 1k of descent, 1k at 8% to Croix de Famban, and then the actual descent starts. 15 kilometers of flat separate it from the start of the final climb, it's a shame they're not doing the Anglefort side (this would have cut the flat by over half). As it is, the Grand Colombier is easily hard enough to open up big gaps, but not if it's raced as defensively as at the Tour de l'Ain. The climb gets easier towards the end before a steep finish.



General classification after Stage 14

Primoz Roglic
Tadej Pogacar + 0.44
Egan Bernal + 0.59
Rigoberto Uran + 1.10
Nairo Quintana + 1.12
Miguel Ángel López + 1.31
Adam Yates + 1.42
Mikel Landa + 1.55
Richie Porte + 2.06
Enric Mas + 2.54

Points classification after Stage 14

Sam Bennett 262
Peter Sagan 219
Matteo Trentin 169
Bryan Coquard 162
Caleb Ewan 158

Mountains classification after Stage 14

Benoît Cosnefroy 36
Marc Hirschi 31
Nans Peters 31
Toms Skujins 24
Quentin Pacher 21

Young riders classification after Stage 14

Tadej Pogacar
Egan Bernal + 0.15
Enric Mas + 2.10
Sergio Higuita + 25.28
Valentin Madouas + 58.35
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13-09-2020, 10:05   #2
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Pinot & Rolland should be in the breakaway today as they looked to have taken it easy yesterday
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Thanks Inquitus for the excellent threads
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Sam marking Sagan as he's trying to get away.
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Ouch Higuita taken out by Jungles.

Banged his head there, they'll be a bit more careful checking him out I think after the other day.
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Ouch Higuita taken out by Jungles.
At first glance I thought Higuita wasn't paying attention, but from the replay there wasn't a whole lot he could have done. Jungels swung right out in front of him.
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Chat going on there between Sam and Sagan "Why you not let me go Sam "
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13-09-2020, 12:35   #8
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bottom of the final climb
https://www.belairgrandcolombier.com/

le grand colombier


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Never thought I'd be so excited by intermediate sprints.
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Handy points for Sam there in the end.
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2 points gained by Sam over Sagan to put him 45 ahead
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Handy points for Sam there in the end.
He has Sagan in his pocket. He will beat him in any sprint they contest once hes there.
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Me wonders if Ineos are regretting not bringing Geraint Thomas now.
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He has Sagan in his pocket. He will beat him in any sprint they contest once hes there.
And Morkov is faster than Sagan too
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And Morkov is faster than Sagan too
True. Sagan hasnt the kick that Bennett and some of the other sprinters has right now. His form isn't the same like other years.
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