EN DIRECT - Tour de France (20e étape): Ganna signe le chrono de référence

EN DIRECT – Tour de France (20e étape): Ganna signe le chrono de référence



Van Aert performing a huge blow

The Belgian now has a 25-second lead in the second intermediate time. He’s about to dislodge Ganna!


Let’s go for Wout van Aert

The green jersey, already a double winner on this Tour, has just started its time. Nearly 50 minutes of effort await him, towards a third victory?


Ganna still in the lead at the finish

The provisional classification:

1. Win in 48’41”

2. Cattaneo at 43″

3. Wright at 50″

4. Tratnik at 1’06”

5. Politt at 1’21”

First Frenchman, Benjamin Thomas, is 2’27” behind the Italian.


Ganna takes control in 48’41”

Unsurprisingly, world champion Filippo Ganna set a very good time in 48’41”. Here he is at the top of the provisional classification.


Mikkel Bjerg improves reference time

The Dane from UAE crosses the line at Rocamadour in 50’22”. It’s starting to look like something serious.


Filippo Ganna has just started

Let’s go for the Ineos runner, world time trial champion and among the contenders for the win today.


Ewan sets the first reference time… and immediately loses it

First out, first in. Caleb Ewan finished in 56’49” but saw his teammate Janse Van Rensburg sign a 53’54” in stride.


We know the nominees for the super-combative prize

The yellow, green, polka dot and white jerseys having already been awarded (unless there is a huge surprise in the general standings or abandonment), there is still one place on the podium for Sunday: that of the super-combative of the Tour.

The names are: Simon Geschke, Alexis Gougeard, Louis Meintjes, Thibaut Pinot, Tadej Pogacar, Nils Politt, Neilson Powless, Quinn Simmons, Wout van Aert, Fred Wright.

In addition to the members of the jury, the public has a voice in determining the winner. For that, you have to go and vote on the Twitter account of the Antargaz prize.


Let’s go for the individual time trial

Last runner in the general standings, Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan (Lotto) has just started from Lacapelle-Marival.


A non-starting Vingegaard teammate

The Jumbo-Visma team announces that Belgian Nathan Van Hooydonck will not start this 20th stage for family reasons.


Departure times

The first runner to leave will be the red lantern, Caleb Ewan (1:05 ​​p.m.), the last will be the yellow jersey Jonas Vingegaard (5:00 p.m.), whose arrival in Rocamadour is estimated around 5:49 p.m.

Notable departure times:

– Caleb Ewan, 1:05 p.m.

– Yves Lampaert, 1:29 p.m.

– Filippo Ganna, 2:05 p.m.

– Stefan Kung, 3:50 p.m.

– Wout van Aert, 4:16 p.m.

– Romain Bardet, 4:46 p.m.

-David Gaudu, 4:54 p.m.

– Geraint Thomas, 4:56 p.m.

– Tadej Pogacar, 4:58 p.m.

– Jonas Vinegaard, 5:00 p.m.


Six “Last renovation” activists tried in November

Six activists from the environmental collective “Last renovation” will be tried in November after interrupting the 19th stage of the Tour de France in the Gers on Friday, the Auch prosecutor’s office said on Saturday.

“At the end of their police custody, the six people were summoned to appear on November 22, 2022 before the Auch criminal court to be tried on the count of obstructing the circulation of vehicles”, declared the prosecutor of the Republic Jacques-Edouard Andrault.

One of the members of the collective “lit a smoke bomb” about 150 km from the finish, between the villages of Boucagnères and Auterive, while five other people “chained themselves together and used glue to stick to the floor”, specifies the parquet floor.


The general classification before this 20th stage

1. Jonas Vingeard (Jumbo) 75h 45m 39s.

2. Tadej Pogacar (UAE) at 3’26”

3. Geraint Thomas (INE) 8’00”

4. david gaudu (GFJ) 11’05”

5. Nairo Quintana (ARK) 13’35”

6. Louis Meintjes (INT) 13’43”

7. Alexander Vlasov (BOR) 14’10”

8. Romain Bardet (DSM) 16’11”

9. Alexei Lutsenko (AST) 20’29”

10. Adam Yates (INE) 20’37”

11. Valentin Madouas (GFJ) 33’34”

12. Bob Jungels (AG2) 42’47”

13. Neilson Powless (EF1) 45’22”

14. Thibaut Pinot (GFJ) 46’33”

15. Luis Leon Sanchez (BAH) 47’27”


What issues?

The main challenge of the day is above all the stage victory. On paper, the favorites are Wout van Aert, Filippo Ganna, Tadej Pogacar, Jonas Vingegaard, Geraint Thomas, Stefan Kung, Stefan Bisseger and even Yves Lampaert, who won the 1st stage in Denmark.

As far as the general is concerned, and unless there is a huge mishap for a rider, we shouldn’t see any major upheavals given the current gaps. However, we will have to follow the battle for 5th place between Nairo Quintana, Louis Meintjes (6th at 8 seconds behind Quintana) and Aleksandr Vlasov (7th at 35 seconds behind Quintana). And also that for 9th place between Alexey Lutsenko and Adam Yates (10th at 8 seconds from Lutsenko).

David Gaudu, 4th and first Frenchman, seems safe, since he has a 2’30” lead over Quintana.


The timeline profile

If the first 30 kilometers of the chrono are rolling – although technical in places – the end of the course is marked by two climbs, the last of which with an average percentage of 8% over 1.5 km.


Hi there !

Welcome to our live commentary to follow the 20th and penultimate stage of the Tour de France 2022. On the program today: a 40.7 km individual time trial between Lacapelle-Marival and Rocamadour.

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