Tour de France live: Stage 19 - Pinot injured - Focus on Buchmann
1. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) / 75:18:49 hours
2. Egan Bernal (Team INEOS) / +1: 30 minutes
3. Geraint Thomas (Team INEOS) / +1: 35 minutes
4. Steven Kruijswijk (Team Jumbo-Visma) / +1: 47 minutes
5. Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) / +1: 50 minutes
6. Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe) / +2: 14 minutes
7. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) / +3: 54 minutes
8. Mikel Landa (Movistar) / +4: 54 minutes
3:19 pm: The top group continues to settle and extends the lead to more than a minute.
15.12 clock: We take a look at the head group. There are 29 racing cyclists frolicking there - 50 seconds ahead of the peloton. A German is not among them.
15:01 clock: For Pinot it is finally not further. The Frenchman gets off his bike in tears and has to give up.
14:59: Damiano Caruso (Bahrain-Merida) wins the mountain classification at the Montée d'Aussois (2nd category) and scores five points. The lead of the group is only 59 seconds.
14:57: Pinot is now almost 4 minutes behind Buchmann, so the German is almost certainly in the overall standings over the French today.
14:52: Pinot is slowly regaining his rhythm, fighting back into the race. The Frenchman has already dropped two minutes behind the peloton, now visibly struggling to keep track.
14:44: Thibaut Pinot has muscular problems on the left thigh and calls the Tourarzt, who wraps him a bandage. Pinot continues battered. But that does not look good at the French co-favorites.
14:34: Dan Martin wins the mountain classification and wins the two points on the Côte de Saint-André (3rd category).
14:28: The quartet continues to form Dan Martin (Team UAE), Jesus Herrada (Cofidis), Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) and Pello Bilbao (Astana). The group can not continue to settle properly, the lead is currently 26 seconds.
14:23: Immediately begins the climb to the first mountain classification.
14:19: Nice detail: 101.5 kilometers per hour speed was measured on Thursday at Nils Politt during the 18th Tour stage on the descent from Col de Vars. The German is thus the first driver to travel at the 106th Tour de France with more than 100 kilometers per hour.
14:17: The chasing group behind the top also belongs to the Cologne Nils Politt. The 25-year-old is currently 25 seconds back.
14:06: After seven kilometers, four riders have dropped slightly: Dan Martin (Team UAE), Jesus Herrada (Cofidis), Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) and Pello Bilbao (Astana).
14.02 clock: The Frenchman Romain Bardet rides ahead, but the field is still close together.
13:56: Race director Christian Proudhomme releases the stage, the sharp start has been made.
13:53: One kilometer to the sharp start.
13.45: The stage is released, the drivers leave the neutralization. The sharp start takes place after five kilometers.
11:40 am: Today's stage promises excitement, because with violent attacks on the Maillot Jaune von Overall top rider Julian Alaphilippe from France, who has beaten respectably at yesterday's stage and kept his competitors in check. Alaphilippe is not the best climber, but he has a lot of fighting power. Is that enough today to defend the yellow jersey? We will see!
11:28: With the Col de l'Iseran at 2764 meters altitude the professional cyclists cross the highest point of the Tour de France today. From the start in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne it goes over 89 kilometers steadily uphill to the Col de l'Iseran, then for the first time downhill - to one last climb up to the Monteé de Tignes (2109 meters) to master.
11.00: Hello and welcome to the live ticker of the Tour de France. On the 19th stage - The third penultimate part of the Tour de France on the way to Paris is a short but crisp leg over 126.5 kilometers on the program. From 13.40 clock in the live ticker.