TOUR DE FRANCE. The 19th stage of the Tour de France was very long until Cahors with in the end an incredible victory this Friday July 22 for Christophe Laporte. Classification.
20:00 – Good evening to all!
This is the end of this live! Thank you all for following us throughout the day on Linternaute to experience Christophe Laporte’s victory live. See you tomorrow for the 20th stage. Have a good evening !
Tomorrow, Saturday, it will already be the penultimate stage of this Tour de France 2022. It will be an individual time trial, the second of this edition of the Great Loop. The runners will have to rally Lacapelle-Marival to Rocamadour. A flat stage over 40.7km through the Lot which should not worry the leader of the race, Jonas Vingegaard.
For the second time in its history, Cahors was the scene of a Tour de France stage finish. And for the second time, it was a Frenchman who triumphed in the Lot prefecture with the victory of Christophe Laporte. In 1994, it was Jacky Durand who won the stage, starting from Bergerac.
It will therefore have been necessary to wait 19 stages to see a Frenchman win a stage on this Tour de France 2022. An eternity, which is not new. If in previous editions, a Habs had always shone fairly quickly, in particular Julian Alaphilippe, in 2016, it was also necessary to wait for the 19th stage to see a Frenchman raise his arms on the finish line. It was Romain Bardet, winner in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, in the Alps.
Arriving 4th in the 19th stage, Florian Sénéchal, rider of the Quick-Step, wanted to congratulate his compatriot on his victory: “Christophe Laporte maneuvered well and his whole team was in front… He was very strong! He didn’t did not give up in the last 500 meters. He deserves this victory, he is a great runner.”
Tadej Pogacar crossed the finish line in fifth position. In addition, the Slovenian took five seconds from the yellow jersey, Jonas Vingegaard. Certainly insufficient to reverse the trend during the time trial on Saturday July 23, 2022.
For a transition stage, before this Saturday’s time trial, the pace was particularly fast. Indeed, the runners covered the 188.3 kilometers of the day at a speed of 48.620 km/h.
“I missed it a bit. This time, I really believed in it. I was told 15 seconds in the last kilometers. I was not at my best with the guys [ses compagnons d’échappée Jasper Stuyven et Fred Wright]but I believed it. Then I saw Laporte and I said to myself ‘well, it’s going to be complicated’…”, reacted Alexis Gougeard, one of the runners who escaped and was picked up one kilometer from the finish…
Unsurprisingly of course, Jonas Vingegaard is still the overall leader of this Tour de France 2022 ahead of Tadej Pogacar 48 hours from the finish in Paris.
Here is the top 10 of this 19th stage of the Tour de France with three Frenchmen in the classification, Christophe Laporte 1st, Florian Sénéchal 4th, Hugo Hofstetter 8th.
17:44 – Laporte: “Van Aert told me ‘it’s for you today'”
“It’s hard to realize that. The team trusted me today. Van Aert told me ‘it’s for you today’. The last time he told me said that, it was in Paris-Nice. So here it is, it brings me luck. We wanted to secure Vingegaard up to 3km”, explained Christophe Laporte, very moved at the finish of this 19th stage of the Tour de France.
Relive the last kilometer of this 19th stage of the Tour de France with the splendid victory of Christophe Laporte.
Finally a French victory in the Tour de France 2022! We had to wait for the 19th stage, but Christophe Laporte allows the French not to leave empty-handed from this 109th edition.
French road champion Florian Sénéchal did the bunch sprint in place of Jakobsen and finished in 4th place in this 19th stage.
Christophe Laporte wins the very first victory of his career on the Tour de France and especially on a Grand Tour.
What a magnificent victory for Christophe Laporte who set off with a red flame to win alone and beat the peloton!
At the red flame, Christophe Laporte is very well placed and can aim for the stage victory!
The gap between the trio and the peloton is still 10 seconds! There are only 3 kilometers left, it may smell good for the breakaway.
The trio only has a 10 second lead, but resists very well against the peloton which throws its last strength for the pursuit.
Moment of hesitation for the peloton since the sprinters’ teammates can no longer ride in front and it is the Jumbo team that rolls.
Will they do it? The trio is at the 10 kilometer arch before the finish of this 19th stage of the Tour de France 2022.
The pace of the peloton is very high at the front of the peloton with already Philipsen, van Aert at the front of the race. There are only 25 seconds left between the trio and the peloton.
16:36 – A threesome up front
Gougeard was joined by Wright and Stuyven and the trio currently have a big thirty-second lead over the vanguard of the peloton.
Less than 35 kilometers from the finish, the peloton accelerates and Tadej Pogacar gets involved.
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