LIVE – Tour de France: follows the 12th stage with the arrival at the top of the Alpe d’Huez

Short break in the peloton with a counter-group

About twenty runners faced Pierre Rolland, Thibaut Pinot, Vlasov, Barguil, Kruijswijk, Roglic or even Pidcock and Sepp Kuss. There is 1’15 ” to fill on getaways.

Almost a third of the platoon is there.

Fuglsang and Vlasov at the dam

There are still six on the breakaway, but several drivers, such as Jakob Fuglsang or Aleksandr Vlasov, are trying to counter. The Russian (under neutral flag) of La Bora is 7 minutes from Vingegaard in general.

The breakaway keeps the difference at 1’40 ” ahead of the peloton.

151 km – Froome in a group of meters

If Wout van Aert left the peloton to score points in the intermediate sprint, Chris Froome sped up to try to form a group of pursuers to catch up on the run. In vain.

In front, the top six men approach the two-minute lead over the peloton as the riders battle a headwind.

155 km – the escape is distance before the Galibier

The six drivers present at the head of the race (Oliveira, Perez, Goosens, Louvel and Schönberger and Powless) already have 1’30 ” in the peloton when the ascent of the Galibier begins.

158 km – Six runners in the lead

This time he picks up Neilson Powless. The escape is now made up of six drivers: Oliveira, Pérez, Goosens, Louvel and Schönberger and Powless.

Soon the beginning of the Galibier

The start of the Col du Galibier will arrive very quickly during this stage. A few more miles before attacking the first climb of the day.

160 km – Powless still alone in the lead

The countergroup still cannot reach the American. In the peloton, Yves Lampaert, winner of the first stage, and Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma) have fallen slightly and will restart without any problems.

162 km – A group of ten riders leave the peloton

Here you are, a dozen runners speeding up to try to join Neilson Powless at the head of the race. The American is 12 seconds ahead of the peloton. We will very well be able to endure the first getaway of the day if the pursuers find it up to date.

And here we go for the 12th stage

Neilson Powless tries to start the first escape of the day. The American walks alone from the first kilometer. No one comes out behind him.

The fictitious beginning is given

We go for the first five miles of the race. The actual start will be at 13.20 and the platoon will be launched directly into the assault on the Col du Galibier.

What French to shine on July 14?

Who will succeed Warren Barguil? Too fair to win Wednesday’s stage, the Breton is the last Frenchman to win on July 14th. It was five years ago, in 2017.

Before starting, Romain Bardet is eager to shine for the national holiday: “It will be magical, I think there will be a lot of fervor, he threw the current second overall with France 3. It will be even hotter.”

What you still don’t know about Jonas Vingegaard

Did you know that the new yellow jersey of the Tour de France is called Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen and was a fishmonger before joining the peloton? No, RMC Sport has collected all the information you need to know about the Jumbo-Visma phenomenon.

This Thursday during the 12th stage of the Grande Boucle, the Dane will try to shine during the ascent to the Alpe d’Huez.

A good Rolland act in the Alps?

Winner of the Alpe d’Huez in 2011, Pierre Rolland will probably reserve for us a route whose secret he has this Thursday. Undoubtedly, the pilot of B&B Hotels-KTM marked this 12th stage, especially in this national holiday. Even if bronchitis could prevent you from fully expressing your potential.

The exit is being prepared

The fictitious start of this 12th stage will take place at 13.05 hours and the real start will be at 13.20 hours.

Arrival at the Alpe de Huez should be around 6pm depending on the speed of the runners.

Van Aert offered his green jersey to a spectator who helped him

A legendary stage and a privileged moment with one of the best cyclists in the world. This spectator of the Tour de France will keep an unforgettable memory of this July 13, 2022. He concluded his day with the green shirt of Wout Van Aert, pilot of the Jumbo-Visma formation, after having helped the latter to inflate your deflated back street. The Belgian star, currently the best sprinter in the Grande Boucle, has told this anecdote that occurred at the end of the 11th stage of the anthology when he went down the Col du Granon to return to the coach of his team.

>> All about Wout Van Aert’s gift to a viewer

“Mechanical problem in Granon’s neck descent,” he wrote. “Today has been a good day.”

Why the Alpe d’Huez is a legendary step

For the 32nd time in the history of the Tour de France, Alpe d’Huez will be the justice of the peace of a stage of the Grande Boucle this Thursday. The step, often considered one of the most legendary in France, can change a career. And maybe the face of this 2022 Tour the day after Jonas Vingegaard’s coup.

>> Everything about the Alpe d’Huez

Vingegaard in yellow, Pogacar in white back … the distinctive shirts before the 12th stage

Jonas Vingegaard turned it around on Wednesday by winning the 11th stage and dethroning Tadej Pogacar at the top of the overall standings. He will wear the yellow jersey for the first time in his career while Pogacar will find the target of the best young man.

Did you miss the unmissable Wednesday? Second session

The account of the Tour de France has published a summary of the 11th stage that we can already be sure will remain in the annals of the race. Enjoy!


Sleeping well after Wednesday’s madness? This Thursday promises new sparks on the roads of the Tour de France during the 12th stage between Briançon and Alpe d’Huez (165.1 km) with a top finish and three steps out of category in the program.

The start of this castle of fires in this national holiday will take place at 13.05.

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