Le Tour De France – Stage 15

Le Tour De France – Stage 15

An interesting stage from Bourg-en-Bresse to Coluz that saw the riders climb the Out-of-Category climb up to the summit of the Grand Colombier, then a tricky and fast downhill to go through the finishing line for the first time, only to be faced with a Cat1 climb before going down the same downhill again to fininsh in Culoz.

The mountainous stage over a distance of 160 kilometres was won by Jarlinson Pantano from team IAM Cycling in a time of 4h24m49s at an average speed of 36.25km/h. He was followed by Rafal Majka from team Tinkoff in the same time and Alexis Vuillermoz from team AG2R La Mondiale in 3rd place 6 seconds back.

The Yellow jersey remains with Chris Froome from team Sky who still leads Bauke Mollema from Trek-Segafredo by 1m47s. Adam Yates from Orica-Bikeexchange remained in 3rd place 2m45s behind the leader.

The Polka Dot Jersey competition for the King of the Mountain prize is hotting up! Rafal Majka from Tinkoff, who collected 50 points during the stage, now leads the competition on 127 points followed by Thomas de Gendt from Lotto Soudal still on 90 points. Daniel Navarro from Cofidis on 69 points is in 3rd position.

The Green Jersey remains with Peter Sagan from team Tinkoff still on 340 points with Mark Cavendish from Dimension Data on 278 points. They are followed by Marcel Kittel from Ettix-Quick Step on 228 points in 3rd place.

The White Jersey competition is still lead by Adam Yates from Orica-Bikeexchange. He is still followed by Louis Meintjes from team Lampre-Merida 3m3s back. Warren Barguil from team Giant-Elpecin is still in 3rd place but now 16m20s behind the leader.

Results Stage 15
Results Stage 15

Team Movistar has taken the lead in the team competition and is leading Team Sky by 7m08s. BMC Racing dropped to 3rd place 9m40s behind the leader.

Louis Meintjes from Lampre – Merida remained in 12th spot in the general classification still 5m48s behind the Yellow Jersey after finishing the stage in 20th place in the same bunch as Froome and Yates. Daryl Impey from Orica-Bikeexchange dropped eight spots to 43rd position (now 1h10m4s behind the leader) after finishing 86th in the stage 21m53s behind the winner. Reinardt Janse van Rensburg from Dimension Data remained in 114th position and is now 2h26m59s behind the leader after finishing 141st 28m7s behind the winner.

The Tour has now completed 2713 kilometres at an overall average speed of 39.75km/h.

The last placed rider is still Sam Bennett from team Bora-Argon 18 who is 3h26m14s behind the leader. Due to another two abandonments he has now moved up to 183rd position.

The next stage from Moirans-en-Montagne to Berne in Switzerland covers a distance of 209 kilometres and includes only one Cat4 climb. It is the first time that the Tour goes to the capital of Switzerland. This is the last chance for the sprinters (other than in Paris) to collect points.