This is how this stage 6 was decided in a final sprint after the wall of the Côte de Pulventeux.
1. Tadej Pogacar (UAE team)
2. Michael Matthews (bike swap-Jayco)
3. David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ)
4. Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers)
5. Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic)
The Jumbo-Visma rider loses his head in a stage where he chose to fight for a chimera…
The Slovenian is spectacular, who becomes leader of the general classification of the Tour de France 2022 thanks to the bonuses at the finish.
This is Tadej Pogacar’s 41st career victory at just 23 years old.
500 meters to the finish.
Neilson Powless (EF Education-EasyPost) has a second on Edvald Boasson Hagen (TotalEnergies) and six on Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates).
Remember that today bonuses of 10”, 6” and 4” will be distributed to the first three at the finish in Longwy.
David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) starts at the wheel of Pogacar. The favorites group is reset.
Vuillermoz is a few meters ahead.
There are still 5.5 kilometers to go.
These are 800 meters at an average gradient of 12.3% which have already sparked hostilities between the main favorites.
Pogacar is in the lead, with Geraint Thomas, Adam Yates, Gaudu and Nairo Quintana.
Alexander Vlasov and Kevin Geniets (Groupama-FDJ) crashed 9 kilometers from the finish line.
11 kilometers to go.
Sepp Kuss appears to be one of those involved, while Primoz Roglic narrowly saved her.
Kobe Goessens (Intermarché-Wanty Gobert) and Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (Lotto-Soudal) also fell.
No one seems to suffer any major consequences.
14 km to the finish.
At his side, Magnus Cort, Nils Politt, Marco Haller, Caleb Ewan or even Mads Pedersen are also left behind.
The riders are already on the first ramps of the Côte de Montigny-sur-Chiers (4th category).
Before them, 1.6 kilometers at an average gradient of 4.4%.
The riders are 30 minutes ahead of the schedule today.
UAE Team Emirates, Jumbo-Visma, EF Education-EasyPost, Ineos Grenadiers, Movistar Team, Bahrain Victorious are making their respective efforts to lead the large group to enter the decisive stage of stage 6 of the Tour de France 2022.
There are less than 25 kilometers left.
The Jumbo rider does not give up and continues to push forward despite the fact that his stage victory attempt is a pipe dream.
The American hands over the spoon and hangs himself, leaving the
Jersey yellow Wout van Aert as the only breakaway and race leader.
Silvan Dillier (Alpecin-Deceuninck) took over with Doull, Laengen and Politt after Van Keirsbulck stopped contributing.
The breakaways are only 1’25” ahead 35 km from the finish.
The peloton knows that victory is behind them, so neither in the breakaway nor in the large group there is excessive pace at the moment.
However, it doesn’t seem like they have the slightest chance of coming to fruition.
The peloton controls them at 1’54” with 50 km to go.
Jersey Amarillo and the youngest American in the peloton continue their effort at the head of the race with a 1’48” lead.
60 kilometers to go.
Quinn Simmons and Wout van Aert are alone in the lead with a 1’55” lead with 65 km to go.
The Belgian mathematically ensured to be at the top of the points classification at the end of the stage.
1. Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), 198
2. Fabio Jakobsen (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl), 137
3. Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck), 89
4. Magnus Cort (EF Education-EasyPost), 86
5. Peter Sagan (Total Energies), 86
1. Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), 20 years old
2. Jakob Fuglsang (Israel-PremierTech), 17
3. Quinn Simmons (Trek-Segafredo), 15
4. Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck), 13 years old
5. Fabio Jakobsen (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl), 11
Ahead of Jakobsen, Laporte and Morkov.
Mechanical problems prevented Sagan from contesting the sprint.
How could it be otherwise, the
Jersey yellow went past Fuglsang and Simmons. We’ll see what happens in the peloton.
Just five kilometers from the intermediate sprint of Carignan (SI, km 145.9), in which up to 20 points will be distributed for the points classification.
Escaped in today’s stage, Quinn Simmons (Trek-Segafredo) is the youngest rider of this Tour de France 2022, at 21 years and 51 days.
He is playing in the three-week second round of his sporting life after finishing La Vuelta a España last year.
They are: Hirschi, Bennett, Zeits, Moscon, Turgis, Burgaudeau, Bauer, Walscheid…
As a result, the peloton has reduced the disadvantage to 2’45”, with less than 87 kilometers left to reach the finish line.
The Trek-Segafredo rider had stalled for most of the stage and trailed the group of Bennett and Hirschi from the Côte des Mazures
The breakaway formed by Van Aert, Fuglsang and Simmons covered 49.1 kilometers in the second hour of the stage.
The average speed of today’s stage is 50.8 km/h.
Current Tour de France leader Wout van Aert; the youngest rider of this edition, Quinn Simmons; and veteran globetrotter Jakob Fuglsang formed today’s getaway.
With 102 kilometers to go, they are 4 minutes ahead of the main peloton.
Despite yesterday’s wear and tear… Since today’s fast start to stage 6, it’s been flying!
In fact, there have already been several cuts which have affected some of the favourites, forcing the teams to work tirelessly.
Due to the crash suffered during yesterday’s stage, Jumbo Visma rider Primoz Roglic dislocated his shoulder.
However, the Slovenian took the start.
W. Van Aert (TJV) 16h 17′ 22″
2. N. Powless (EFE) + 00′ 13″
3. E. Boasson Hagen (TEN) + 00′ 14″
4. T. Pogacar (UAD) + 00′ 19″
5. Y. Lampaert (QST) + 00′ 25″
6. Mr. Pedersen (TSG) + 00′ 36″
7. J.Vingegaard + (TJV) 00′ 40″
8. A. Yachts (IGD) + 00′ 48″
9. T. Pidckcock (IGD) + 00′ 49″
10. G.Thomas (IGD) + 00’50”
All the bad things you try to avoid in cobblestone have happened to Jumbo. Falls, punctures, breakdowns, nerves, constant bike changes and even lack of collaboration from other teams. It’s the bad side.
The good news for the Dutch is that, in this chaos, they were able to control the situation halfway. Halfway because they arrived on the Tour with two laps and one of their leaders, Vingegaard, the second of 2021, gave up only 13 seconds. Halfway because the other leader, Roglic, the second of 2020, winner of the last three Tours, left more than two minutes. And it could have been worse.
reports Carles Ruipérez.
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Today, Binche is the starting point of the stage while the finish is in Longwy. In total, cyclists will cover 219.9 kilometers and will have to overcome two third category ports, with gradients of up to 12%, one of which is just five kilometers from the end.
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