Neiland 38th place in Tour de France, champion puts power –…

first_imgToday was a difficult day for the overall favorites, as the 174.5-kilometer distance included two first-class climbs, while in the end the victory was fought over the 17.7-kilometer-long and 7.1% steep Greater Colombia mountain pass.Several leading sprinters tried to become the starting point of the day, but in the end a group of eight riders stabilized, where the best performance in the first two mountains was demonstrated by Pierre Rolan and Hessus Errada, earning 18 and 16 Mountain King points, respectively, climbing to the sixth and seventh place in this rating.At the foot of the decisive mountain, a group of leaders reached the overall standings. At the start of the great mountain pass, two Colombians – last year’s Tour de France champion Egan Bernal and titled Nairo Quintana – lagged behind the direct competitors 13 kilometers before the finish of the Jumbo-Visma finish.Next, a group of 12 riders endured up to the last kilometer, where the attack was carried out by the overall leader Primožs Rogličs. His compatriot Tadejs Pogačars immediately answered him. After that, the leader of the team Tomas Skujiņš, Richard Ports, responded with a counterattack and kept a high pace, however, he failed to get rid of the Slovenes and Miguel Anhela Lopez. With about 150 meters left to finish, Pogachar began sprinting for his second victory in this year’s Tour de France, while Roglich immediately finished behind him. Meanwhile, Ports took third place.An extremely unsuccessful day turned out to be last year’s champion Egan Bernals, who lost seven minutes and 20 seconds on the mountain, thus putting down the champion’s powers. Bernals dropped from third to 13th place in the overall standings. Nairo Quintan also lost a lot of time – three minutes and 50 seconds. Rogličs took the lead in the overall standings, while Pogačars was 40 seconds behind him.It should be noted that the finish was not reached by the Colombian talent Serhio Igita, who experienced a painful fall at the beginning. Just before the fall, Bob Jungels made a rapid maneuver on the descent, who hit Igita’s wheel with his rear wheel, thus losing control of the bicycle and experiencing a fall.Latvian Krists Neilands finished 38th in the difficult stage, losing a little more than 20 minutes. Meanwhile, Toms Skujiņš took the 144th place, finishing in a large group of 52 riders, whose goal was to fit into the time limit of the 15th stage. Tomorrow is the second holiday where Covid-19 tests will be performed.Tour de France 15. posms:VName and surnameCountryThe teamTime1.Thaddeus PogacharsSloveniaUAE-Emirates4:34:132.Primožs RogličsSloveniaJumbo-Visma3.Richie PortsAustraliaTrek-Segafredo+0:054.Migels Anhels LopessColombiaAstana+0:085.Enriks MassSpainMovistar+0:156.Seps KussASVJumbo-Visma7.Mikels LandaSpainBahrain-McLaren8.Adams JeitssGreat BritainMitchelton-Scott9.Rigoberto UransColombiaEF Pro Cycling+0:1810.Alehandro ValverdeSpainMovistar+0:2438.Christ NeilandsLatviaIsrael Start-Up Nation+20:03144.Toms SkujinsLatviaTrek-Segafredo+37:26Tour de France overall rating:VName and surnameCountryThe teamTime1.Primožs RogličsSloveniaJumbo-Visma65:37:072.Thaddeus PogacharsSloveniaUAE-Emirates+0:403.Rigoberto UransColombiaEF Pro Cycling+1:344.Migels Anhels LopessColombiaAstana+1:455.Adams JeitssGreat BritainMitchelton-Scott+2:036.Richie PortsAustraliaTrek-Segafredo+2:137.Mikels LandaSpainBahrain-McLaren+2:168.Enriks MassSpainMovistar+3:159.Nairo KintanaColombiaArkea Samsic+5:0810.Tom DumolenThe NetherlandsJumbo-Visma+5:1275.Toms SkujinsLatviaTrek-Segafredo+2:38:3583.Christ NeilandsLatviaIsrael Start-Up Nation+2:58:39last_img read more