Comply with reside updates from stage 15 of the Tour de France, in a day that ought to be set for the sprinters after a gruelling week within the Alps and two transitional days for the breakaway. Michael Matthews earned his first stage win on the Tour de France in 5 years yesterday beating Alberto Bettiol and Thibaut Pinot up the steep Cote de la Croix Neuve in an ideal experience from the breakaway. He launched his assault 50km from the end and virtually misplaced the stage when Bettiol overtook him with 2km to go. Matthews dug deep in sweltering circumstances to achieve the height first and glided over the ultimate 1.5km to assert the victory.
Yellow jersey holder Jonas Vingegaard twice held of assaults from GC contender and Tour de France reigning champion Tadej Pogacar to maintain his lead in tact however Geraint Thomas slipped additional away from the lead regardless of holding onto third within the standings. A outstanding experience from South African Louis Meintjes propelled him into the GC top-10 as he completed over 10 minutes forward of the opposite contenders.
Immediately, the likes of Fabio Jakobsen, Dylan Groenewegen and Jasper Philipsen will eyeing up a stage win right here however one man stands of their approach. Wout van Aert has already received two levels of this 12 months’s race and can wish to proceed his dominance of the inexperienced jersey competitors. Will anybody be capable of beat him to Carcassonne?
Breaking: Primoz Roglic has deserted the Tour de France
Primoz Roglic suffered extra Tour de France heartbreak when he deserted the race on Sunday to get better from accidents sustained in a crash through the first week.
“To permit my accidents to heal correctly, we have now determined that I received’t begin at this time,” Roglic stated earlier than the beginning of the fifteenth stage, a 202.5-km experience to Carcassonne.
Roglic, who suffered a dislocated shoulder and a again harm when he crashed within the fifth stage, had sacrificed his personal possibilities this week with repeated assaults that ultimately allowed his workforce mate Jonas Vingegaard to take the general lead from defending champion Tadej Pogacar.
“I’m pleased with my contribution to the present standings and I belief that the workforce will realise our yellow (jersey) and inexperienced (jersey for the factors classification) ambitions,” Roglic added.
One of many favourites within the Tour for the third 12 months in a row, Roglic has now deserted the final two editions after pulling out earlier than the sixth stage final 12 months following a crash within the third stage.
Two years in the past, he took a commanding lead into the ultimate time trial, just for him to crack and lose first place to Pogacar.
Roglic might now deal with recovering to participate within the Vuelta a Espana, which begins subsequent month, and hope to turn out to be the primary rider to win the race 4 instances in a row.
Lawrence Ostlere17 July 2022 11:35
Tour de France 2022 – stage 15
A reminder of yesterday’s motion, as Australia’s Michael Matthews produced an excellent late surge to win stage 15 and eventually declare his fourth Tour de France victory.
He has a plethora of prime 5 finishes in levels, maybe the results of being a jack of all trades who so usually will get in rivalry for sprints, breakaways, and hilly finishes with out fairly being the grasp of any, however he discovered his excellent route on the street to Mende:
Michael Matthews conquers sweltering circumstances to clinch Tour de France stage win
Jonas Vingegaard retained the general lead
Lawrence Ostlere17 July 2022 11:28
Normal Classification after Stage 14
Right here is how the highest 10 are shaping up coming into stage 15. The Dane Vingegaard nonetheless leads the best way and is on the right track for his first yellow jersey, with a lead of just about two and a half minutes over reigning champion Pogacar.
Solely Thomas, Bardet, Yates, Quintana, Meintjes and Gaudu are inside 5 minutes of Vingegaard, and you’ll anticipate the rostrum to be rounded out by a kind of riders behind the main two.
1 Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma 55hrs 31mins 1sec,
2 Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Staff Emirates +2m 22s,
3 Geraint Thomas (Gbr) INEOS Grenadiers +2:43,
4 Romain Bardet (Fra) Staff DSM +3:01,
5 Adam Yates (Gbr) INEOS Grenadiers +4:06,
6 Nairo Quintana (Col) Staff Arkea-Samsic +4:15,
7 Louis Meintjes (Rsa) Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert +4:24,
8 David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at identical time,
9 Tom Pidcock (Gbr) INEOS Grenadiers +8:49,
10 Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar Staff +9:58
Lawrence Ostlere17 July 2022 11:16
Tour de France: Stage 15 preview and route profiles
It has been a torturous week for the sprinters on the Tour de France as they haul themselves over the Alpine mountains searching for one other alternative at a stage win.
Whereas the extra punchy Micheal Matthews was capable of take victory on stage 13 in St Etienne yesterday, the likes of Fabio Jakobsen, Dylan Groenewegen, Caleb Ewan and Jasper Philipsen could have been specializing in this stage as a approach of getting by these arduous days out and in of the saddle.
However now the sprinters groups have a day’s using which can go well with them as soon as extra. Race director Christian Prudhomme has stated it might be a stage for the break, however you don’t envisage the likes of Fast-Step and Bike-Change permitting this to finish in something apart from a bunch dash.
Tour de France sprinters set to battle it out for stage 15 victory
Stage 15 of the Tour seems set to be a bunch dash after a number of days climbing the French mountains
Jamie Braidwood17 July 2022 11:15
Good morning and welcome to The Unbiased’s reside protection of Stage 15 of the Tour de France. After a gruelling week within the Alps, at this time ought to provide the sprinters a effectively deserved alternative for a stage victory as we journey simply over 200km from Rodez to Carcassonne.
We kick off in round an hour within the south of France.
Jamie Braidwood17 July 2022 11:00