LIVE – Tour de France (20th stage): The TGV Wout van Aert is underway

Bardet crossed the line

21st place for the French, who is having a good time

Van Aert named super combative

It is official, it is Wout van Aert who has been designated the super fighter of this Tour de France, by a jury chaired by race director Thierry Gouvenou. A unanimous decision.

Pinot in its timeline

“It was super bad” – well, at least laugh a little

Vingegaard wastes some time

The yellow jersey is now only three seconds ahead of van Aert, in a sector where the latter, however, had fallen behind a little…

Gaudu dubbed by Thomas

The picture isn’t amazing at all, but it still hurts

Powless 14th so far

Arrival of Powless with the 14th fastest time

Vingegaard is impressive

In the second point, Vingegaard took seven seconds from van Aert and was 20 seconds ahead of Pogacar at km 22.

Pogacar is still wasting time

13 seconds from van Aert for Pogacar, who is losing time. Frankly, we hardly believe in miracles for him.

Thomas second to 2nd intermediate

Great lap start for Geraint Thomas, who has moved into second in the second intermediate. Enough to secure his third place overall.

Vinegaard … before the first intermission

Yes yes Jonas Vingegaard does better than van Aert in the first interval…

All of the general’s leaders are gone

Geraint Thomas, Tadej Pogacar, Jonas Vingegaard… All the first names in the general are on the court.

Van Aert breaks the clock

Wout van Aert beats Filippo Ganna’s benchmark time by… 42 seconds. With a time of 47’59”, the Belgian is well on his way to a third stage victory.

Van Aert taking a big hit

The Belgian now has a lead of 25 seconds in the second intermediate time. He’s about to evict Ganna!

Let’s go for Wout van Aert

The green jersey, already a double winner of this Tour, has just begun its time. Are they waiting for nearly 50 minutes of effort, towards a third victory?

Ganna still on top at the end

Provisional classification:

1. Win in 48’41”

2. Cattaneo at 43″

3. Wright at 50″

4. Tratnik at 1’06”

5. Politt at 1’21”

The first Frenchman, Benjamin Thomas, is 2’27” behind the Italian.

Ganna takes control in 48’41”

Not surprisingly, world champion Filippo Ganna set a very good time in 48’41.” Here he is at the top of the provisional standings.

Mikkel Bjerg improves the reference time

The Dane from the United Arab Emirates crosses the line in Rocamadour in 50’22.” It’s starting to look like serious business.

Filippo Ganna has just started

Let’s go for the Ineos runner, world time trial champion and among the contenders for today’s victory.

Ewan sets the first benchmark time…and immediately loses it

First out, first in. Caleb Ewan finished in 56’49”, but saw his teammate Janse Van Rensburg clock a calm 53’54”.

Meet the nominees for the super combative award

The yellow, green, polka dot and white jerseys have already been awarded (unless there is a big surprise in the general or abandonment), there is still one place on the podium for Sunday: that of the super combative of the Tour.

And the nominees are: Simon Geschke, Alexis Gougeard, Louis Meintjes, Thibaut Pinot, Tadej Pogacar, Nils Politt, Neilson Powless, Quinn Simmons, Wout van Aert, Fred Wright.

In addition to the judges, the public has a voice in determining the winner. That’s why you need to go vote the Twitter account of the Antargaz prize.

Let’s go for the individual time trial

Last runner in the general classification, Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan (Lotto) has just come from Lacapelle-Marival.

A non-starting teammate of Vingegaard

The Jumbo-Visma team announces that the Belgian Nathan Van Hooydonck will not start this 20th stage for family reasons.

Departure times

The first runner to leave will be the red light, Caleb Ewan (1:05 ​​p.m.), the last will be the yellow jersey Jonas Vingegaard (5:00 p.m.), whose arrival in Rocamadour is calculated around 5:49 p.m.

Featured departure times:

– Caleb Ewan, 1:05 p.m

– Yves Lampaert, 1:29 p.m.

– Filippo Ganna, 2.05 p.m.

– Stefan Kung, 3.50 p.m.

– Wout van Aert, 4.16 p.m.

– Romain Bardet, 4:46 p.m.

– David Gaudu, 4:54 p.m.

– Geraint Thomas, 4.56 p.m.

– Tadej Pogacar, 4:58 p.m.

– Jonas Vingegaard, 5:00 p.m.

Six “Last Renewal” activists tested in November

Six activists from the ecological collective “Ultima renovação” will be tried in November after interrupting the 19th stage of the Tour de France in the Gers on Friday, the prosecutor’s office in Auch reported on Saturday.

“At the end of their police custody, the six people were summoned to appear on November 22, 2022 before the criminal court in Auch to be tried on the charge of obstructing the movement of vehicles,” stated the public prosecutor Jacques-Edouard Andrault. .

One of the members of the collective “lit a smoke bomb” about 150 km from the finish line, between the towns of Boucagnères and Auterive, while five other people “chained themselves and used glue to stick to the ground”. specifies the parquet. .

The general classification before this 20th stage

1. Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo) 75:45:39.

2. Tadej Pogacar (United Arab Emirates) at 3’26”

3. Geraint Thomas (INE) 8’00”

4. david gaudu (GFJ) 11’05”

5. Nairo Quintana (ARK) 13’35”

6. Louis Meintjes (INT) 13’43”

7. Alexander Vlasov (BOR) 14’10”

8. Romain Bardet (DSM) 16’11”

9. Alexey Lutsenko (AST) 20’29”

10. Adam Yates (INE) 20’37”

11. Valentine Madouas (GFJ) 33’34”

12. Bob Jungels (AG2) 42’47”

13. Neilson Powless (EF1) 45’22”

14. Thibaut Pinot (GFJ) 46’33”

15. Luis Leon Sánchez (BAH) 47’27”

What problems?

The main challenge of the day is above all the stage victory. On paper, the favorites are Wout van Aert, Filippo Ganna, Tadej Pogacar, Jonas Vingegaard, Geraint Thomas, Stefan Kung, Stefan Bisseger and even Yves Lampaert, who won the 1st stage in Denmark.

Overall, unless there is a major setback for a driver, we shouldn’t see any major upsets given the current gaps. Now, we will have to follow the battle for 5th place between Nairo Quintana, Louis Meintjes (6th to 8 seconds from Quintana) and Aleksandr Vlasov (7th to 35 seconds from Quintana). And also 9th place between Alexey Lutsenko and Adam Yates (10th to 8 seconds of Lutsenko).

David Gaudu, 4th and first Frenchman, looks safe as he has a 2’30” advantage over Quintana.

The timeline profile

If the first 30 kilometers of the time trial are rolling – although technical in some places – the end of the course is marked by two climbs, the last one with an average percentage of 8% over 1.5 km.


Welcome to our live commentary to follow the 20th and penultimate stage of the Tour de France 2022. On today’s programme: a 40.7km individual time trial between Lacapelle-Marival and Rocamadour.

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