Pogacar loses a teammate, follows the 10th stage between Morzine and Megève

Back on the road of the 2022 Tour de France runners. The day after a day of rest, the runners resume their journey with a second stage in the Alps, on the occasion of the tenth day of racing. It is between Morzine and Megève where the riders still in the race will continue their journey in this 109th edition.

In the program, 148.1 kilometers with four climbs listed. It is not the most difficult alpine stage of this edition, but beware of the delicate resumption after a day without putting on your bib. This 10th stage should, in any case, reward an attacker, as the profile lends itself again to offensives.

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Before the rest day, Luxembourg’s Bob Jungels (AG2R-Citroën) prevailed after a lone foray of more than 60 kilometers to Châtel, resisting the return of a Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) who had found good feelings after a bad day. Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) has consolidated his yellow jersey with three seconds of grip on his opponents, except Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma), his runner-up.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Tour de France – 10th stageMorzine Les Portes du Soleil – Megève, 148.1 kilometers


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

2:46 pm

🏁 99 km – Damage to the back

This accelerated pace causes breaks in the peloton, as Gouegard is caught by a group with Ganna. Primoz Roglic was in a hunting party for him, and it was the same yellow jersey who had to work to get it.

2:38 pm

🏁 103 km – Still moving

Behind Alexis Gougeard, still alone at the helm, there is still movement at the helm of the peloton to try to join the Frenchman. The drivers of Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux are present, while the peloton crosses Thonon-les-Bains.

2:35 pm

Who will win? The response from our special envoys

As every day, our special correspondents of the Tour de France give you the prediction of the winner of the stage. A tribute to Cristina Cordula today, as you can see, with a “magnificent” headdress.

2:31 pm

🏁 111 km – Mohoric downhill paces

The descent to Thono-les-Bains is done in a single row in the peloton, under the impetus of Matej Mohoric, who sets the pace behind Gougeard, who is twenty seconds ahead.

2:26 pm

🏁 115 km – Gougeard alone in the lead

The attacks continue to lead the group, with Kämna seen several times on the offensive. At the moment, it is the pilot of B&B Hotels – KTM, Alexis Gougeard, who is alone at the helm.

2:20 p.m.

🔴 Rafal Majka would be positive for Covid

Tadej’s teammate Pogacar would have tested positive for Covid, but his viral load would be low and he was therefore allowed to continue the race. Information from a Eurosport journalist.

2:15 p.m.

🏁 124 km – A point for Pierre Latour

The TotalEnergies rider takes the lead on this first climb of the day. The platoon is still grouped.

2:14 pm

🏁 124.5 km – Wall-Painter in difficulty

This ultra-fast start is not for everyone, and it is Aurélien Paret-Peintre, well placed in the general, who is currently sailing behind the group.

2:13 pm

🏁 126 km – First difficulty of the day

The runners face the Côte de Chevenoz, ranked in the fourth category. Keep in mind that the wind will go sideways on the descent.

2:10 p.m.

Do you remember Matej Mohoric?

Winner of two stages last year, the Slovenian was known as the inventor of the position that bore his name and which consists of sitting in the box. A position now forbidden. Winner of Milan-San Remo with telescopic seatpost, the Bahrain-Victorious rider recalled in the first few kilometers that he is an excellent descendant. The test in pictures.

2:07 p.m.

🏁 128 km – Cosnefroy and Bettiol are isolated

The French and the Italian have attacked and are currently leading the race. Behind, he revives, while it’s hard at the back of the pack for Oliver Naesen.

2:05 p.m.

🏁 130 km – Change of relief

The road climbs a bit now after a rugged start with a strong headwind. The first difficulty of the day arrives, while Wout van Aert is behind the peloton, as is the German Nils Politt, a victim of a mechanical problem.

2:03 p.m.

🏁 131 km – A group separates

Once he is in the process of leaving, under the particular impetus of the Polish Maciej Bodnar. The platoon is not far away but the escape can be interesting. Mathieu van der Poel is also in the lead.

1:59 p.m.

🏁 136 km – Burgaudeau accelerates in turn

The attacks follow one another at the head of the platoon and the Vendée rider is restless. But it fails in its attempt and no rupture has yet formed

1:55 pm

🏁 140 km – Philippe Gilbert accelerates

A few attacks at the head of the platoon. Among the offensives, that of Philippe Gilbert.

1:50 pm

Real output

The zero kilometer has been crossed and, for the moment, no attack.

1:39 pm

In fiction

The runners started a few minutes ago. They are currently on the neutralized side. They head towards mile zero.

1:20 pm

🚨 New blow for Tadej Pogacar!

The leader of the Tour de France loses another teammate. The UAE Team Emirates has confirmed this Tuesday morning before the start of the 10th stage that George Bennett has tested positive for Covid-19. He is the second runner of the Emirati team to give positive. On Saturday it was Vegard Stake Laengen who withdrew from the race, after the onset of symptoms and a positive on the test. The solid leader of the Grande Boucle could be short of manpower in the last two weeks, with only five teammates by his side.


It’s hot on the Tour road

Runners are looking for shade before the start of this 10th stage. This is Jérémy Lecroq, B&B Hotels – KTM pilot.

Western France

12:54 pm

Mathieu Burgaudeau concentrated

The Vendée driver could return to the front today. Winner of the stage in Paris-Nice in March, the rugged profile of the day could suit him.

Western France


Philippe Gilbert in front today?

The Belgian rider, winner of the 2011 stage at the Mont des Alouettes in the Vendée, is living his last Tour de France. Today’s stage might suit you. Will we see it ahead?

Western France

12:45 p.m.

Alexandre Vinokourov, coach of a team in difficulty

Alexander Vinokourov, manager of the Astana Qazaqstan team, explains to journalists the difficulties of his team. At the moment, his team is the only one that has not placed a rider in the top 10 of a stage of this 109th edition. Change today?

Western France

12:30 p.m.

The heat, the unknown this week

High temperatures await the Tour de France riders this week. The Alps will cross with the heat wave, and the heat could play a trick on some runners in the peloton. What consequences will it have on the overall ranking? David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ), wants to believe that this is possible, and that Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates), yellow jersey, may have a moment of weakness.

Anne-Christine Poujoulat / AFP

12:10 p.m.

Alexis Vuillermoz, victim of a skin infection

The TotalEnergies Jura rider will not be at the start of this 10th stage either. In the attack of the final of the stage towards Longwy, the fever had risen and he had to leave for the examinations in Thonon-les-Bains at the end of the 9th stage on Sunday. He suffers from a skin infection and will need surgery.

Anne-Christine Poujoulat / AFP


Other non-runners

In addition to Luke Durbridge, positive for Covid, some dropouts were announced during the day off. So Ben O’Connor, fourth in last year’s Tour de France, will not be out this afternoon. He was the leader of the AG2R-Citroën training.

Anne-Christine Poujoulat / AFP


The day after the negative tests, a fourth runner surrenders due to Covid

While the organization of the 2022 Tour de France tested negative for the entire group on Covid-19 on the night of Sunday, July 10, the coronavirus forced a fourth runner to retire on Tuesday, July 12. With mild symptoms, Luke Durbridge (BikeExchange-Jayco) will not start the 10th stage between Morzine and Megève.

Christian Hartmann / Reuters

11:21 am

Hello everyone and welcome to ouest-france.fr to follow live the 11th stage of the Tour de France 2022. It will take the Morzine runners to Châtel, for 148.1 kilometers of race. Departure will be at 1:30 p.m.

This 10th stage should not generate new gaps in the general classification, despite the long ascent of about 20 kilometers to the Megève plateau (4.1% on average, second category). This day should serve as an aperitif before the two queen stages of the Alps, with the Col du Granon on Wednesday and the Alpe d’Huez on Thursday.

DIRECT. Tour de France 2022: Pogacar loses a teammate, follows the 10th stage between Morzine and Megève

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