Hautacam, July 21, 2022 – The Tour de France it is firmly in Jonas’ hands Vingegaard who withstood Tadej’s latest uphill attacks Pogacar and even detached it at Hautacam. The Dane now has only the time trial ahead if before the Elysian Fields. In fact he will take the Tour tomorrow and propose a semi-flat stage suitable, perhaps, for the sprinters remaining in the race.
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188 kilometer stage from Castelnau to Cahors with only two fourth category GPMs. In fact, it is a flat stage in central-southern France near the Massif Central. For over 100 kilometers the stage is flat, then the first Gpm, Cote de Lauzerte at kilometer 135, 2 kilometers long with 6% average gradient. The last stretch of the day will be shortly after in Saint Daunes, 1.6 kilometers at 6% more than 30 kilometers from the finish. Difficult to keep an escape alive to the end or attempt an attack in the final. Stage for sprinters appears.
Before Paris there could therefore be another chance for the sprinters. Fabio JakobsenDylan Groenewegen and Wout Van Aert they seem to be the main favorites. Peter Sagan can attempt a call on an anonymous tour. For the Italians he will try Dainese.
Departure of the stage at 1.10 pm, Cote Lauzerte Gpm at 4.10 pm, Cote Satin Daunes at 4.40 pm, arrival in Cahors between 5.16 pm and 5.39 pm. Full live broadcast on Eurosport 1, Sky channel 210, streaming on Eurosport Player, Dazn and Discovery Plus. Live in the clear from 14.45 on Rai Due. Streaming on Raiplay.
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