140 km: It’s too hard for Boasson Hagen, the pursuers make the connection
The Norwegian stood up. So there are six men, including Wout van Aert and Benoît Cosnefroy, who join the main men.
146 km: Seven runners try to make the crossroads
Benoît Cosnefroy, driving the green Wout van Aert jersey, is one of the drivers interspersed, with Ion Izaguirre, Nils Politt, Pierre Latour, Brandon McNulty and Edvald Boasson-Hagen.
148.2 km: a new group of about fifteen runners escapes
Among them, at least three Frenchmen: Thibaut Pinot, Warren Barguil and -as he told us- Franck Bonnamour. Lennard Kämna, unhappy in the final of the 7th stage, is also in the breakaway, as is Jonathan Castroviejo, Simon Geschke or Rigoberto Uran, who is only 3’24 ” from Tadej Pogacar. All 15 men have an advantage of about twenty seconds.
158 km: Castrioviejo point at the top of the Bellevue coast
Jonathan Castrioviejo is the first of a group that is still grouped to reach the top of the Bellevue coast, listed as a category 4 difficulty. Earn a point in the ranking of best climber, his first in this Tour de France . Magnus Cort wears the polka dot shirt thanks to his 11 points, one more than Tadej Pogacar and three more than Jonas Vingegaard.
160 km: The platoon at the bottom of the Bellevue coast
The difficulty is classified in category 4, the first runner to reach the top will earn a point in the classification of the best climber, still dominated by Magnus Cort. The Dane is just one point ahead of Tadej Pogacar.
171 km: Fall in the peloton
Mchael Woods, Neilson Powless and Chris Hamilton – in particular – fell, as did Tony Gallopin who has to change bikes.
172.4 km: About fifteen runners try to take off
Among them, the winner of the inaugural time trial Yves Lampaert, the youngest of the Tour Quinns Simons or the Frenchman Anthony Turgis. The ball controls the attack finally aborts.
175 km: Pedersen resumed a few kilometers further
Starting alone in front four kilometers ahead, the Dane Mads Pedersen is caught by the peloton.
179.2 km: Mads Pedersen tries to walk alone
No one seems to want to take the wheel of the Trek-Segafredo Dane. Mads Pedersen occupies the 132nd position in the general classification, more than 40 minutes behind Tadej Pogacar.
188 km: Attacks are on the rise, with no leaks yet clearly identified
Like yesterday, Mattia Cattaneo presses the pedals hard. Franck Bonnamour is also part of the group at the head, as is Mathieu Van der Poel.
12:45 pm: Let’s go to the 9th stage!
The pilots will cover 30 kilometers on the plain, headwind, before the first difficulty, the coast of Bellevue, classified category 4. Quinn Simmons, Philippe Gilbert, Mikaël Cherel and Pierre Rolland attack from the start, but the peloton controls .
12.30 pm: The fictitious start is given
Runners will cover 7.5 kilometers before the start of the race, scheduled for 12.45 pm.
The general classification at the end of the 8th stage
1. Tadej Pogacar (SLO / UAE) 28:56:16.
2. Jonas Vingegaard (DEN / JUM) at 39 years old.
3. Geraint Thomas (GBR / INE) 1:14.
4. Adam Yates (GBR / INE) 1:22.
5. David Gaudu (FRA / GFJ) 1:35.
6. Romain Bardet (FRA / DSM) 1:36.
7. Thomas Pidcock (GBR / INE) 1:39.
8. Neilson Powless (USA / EF1) 1:41.
9. Enric Mas (ESP / MOV) 1:47.
10. Daniel Martínez (COL / INE) 1:59.
12:18: “We get to work seriously,” rejoices Valentin Madouas
The Tour of the Alps arrives, which does not seem to displease Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ): “We had an amuse-bouche with the Planche des Belles Filles, now we get to work. There were very hard stages that just happened and they ended up with a stage as difficult as this can make things happen. Sorry, we didn’t have any breakages so the team is 100%. »
12.11 pm: A start of an “exciting” Tour, believes Romain Bardet
“From the start there has been no downtime where we could rest a bit and I don’t expect it to be today because we know that before the break everyone puts everything they have in, so we have to keep up.” Romain Bardet wants to be reassuring about his physical condition the day after the fall. “At the moment, physically, I’m fine, I need to recover physically, but it’s encouraging.”
11:55: “Today I will try,” announces Mikaël Cherel
The driver of the hitherto unfortunate Citroën AG2R team says that “personally the legs are very good”. “They arrived after 3-4 days as planned after a month of June dedicated to post-Giro recovery,” he said. “I hope why not go ahead, I will try today,” says Mikaël Cherel.
11:42 a.m .: Franck Bonnamour could try his luck at the break of the day
The French pilot of B&B Hôtel – KTM analyzes the stage to come and confides his desire to escape the peloton: “A beautiful first mountain stage with, I hope, an end for a getaway. A good getaway would be nice, so far the leading teams have not left many opportunities for the getaways, today I hope so. […] Today I think everyone is going to empty the tank without thinking about tomorrow as tomorrow is rest, today promises a big stage. »
11:14 a.m .: Guillaume Martin doesn’t start
The leader of the Cofidis will not take the start of this 9th stage, indicates the radio of the tour, Radio Platoon. Guillaume Martin’s bike is not present in Aigle, where the peloton will start this Sunday. The Frenchman tested positive for Covid-19.
Tadej Pogacar: “Covid is not a rival, but it can ruin everything in the Tour de France”
Tadej Pogacar took third place in the 8th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday in Lausanne. A few hours earlier, on the way out to Dole, the Slovenian Yellow Jersey lost a Covid-positive teammate, Vegard Stake Laengen. Read our article.
11:10 am: Kneeling, Kasper Asgreen surrenders
On Twitter, Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl indicates that its Danish rider, Kasper Asgreen, is leaving the Grande Boucle 2022. “Despite the healing of his left knee after the Tour de Suisse injury, the recovery did not go as planned, therefore, it was decided by the medical staff of the team that he had to stop so as not to endanger the second part of the season ”, the team justifies.
11:05 a.m .: Sick, Ruben Guerreiro throws in the towel
Ruben Guerreiro (EF Education-Easypost) explains to a Portuguese press agency that he will not be at the start of the 9th stage of the Tour de France. “I started getting sick yesterday,” he says. I feel really bad physically. “A disease” not linked to Covid, “specifies his team on Twitter.
11am: AG2R Citroën, a week in hell
After a day marked by the abandonment of Geoffrey Bouchard, positive for Covid, and the misfortunes of Ben O’Connor, leader diminished by the falls, the Savoyard formation completed a first week of nightmare. But on Saturday at his hotel near Veuvey, he was trying to stay the course.
10:30 am: Profile, schedules … What you need to know about the 9th stage
After the start near the headquarters of the International Cycling Union (UCI), the race passes through Lake Geneva and passes through the tourist valley of Gruyère to attack the Coll des Mosses (2nd category) and then the Coll de la Croix, a steeper climb. classified in 1st category (8.1 km to 7.6%).
The Tour route passes through Aigle again to face the long ascent of the Pas de Morgins (15.4 km at 6.1%, 1st category). “A getaway made up of good climbers has every chance of going all the way,” predicts race director Thierry Gouvenou for the end of this stage, a descent into the Abondance Valley followed by a 4-kilometer climb , often in a false plan, above. Chatel.
– Departure from Aigle at 12:30 pm (released at 12:45 pm)
– Arrival in Châtel around 17:44 (schedule calculated at an average speed of 39 km / h)
10:25: Welcome to this live broadcast dedicated to the 9th stage of the Tour de France between Aigle and Châtel Les Portes du Soleil!