Surprising finish into Lyon
I will save the write-up for later ... for all of you who have yet to watch the stage, it is one worth seeing for the surprise in the last 10km. I am headed out to volunteer at a cycling event, something I try to do at least 1-2 times a year. This one will be the great Triple Bypass event. Have a great Saturday.
*I am sorry for the gap in posts from Stage 15 results on Mont Ventoux. I ran into a personal emergency with my dog Jack Denny, the big Labradoodle. We are still making trips to the ER and vet, but I will be back as soon as possible. Thanks for understanding. Vive le Tour.
|Photo: © AFP Photo|
Stage 14 Results ITA 1 TRENTIN, Matteo (OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK-STEP) 4:15:11 SUI 2 ALBASINI, Michael (ORICA GREENEDGE) USA 3 TALANSKY, Andrew (GARMIN SHARP) ESP 4 ROJAS GIL, Jose Joaquin (MOVISTAR TEAM) ESP 5 GARCIA ECHEGUIBEL, Egoitz (COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS) DEN 6 BAK, Lars Ytting (LOTTO BELISOL) GER 7 GESCHKE, Simon (ARGOS-SHIMANO) FRA 8 VICHOT, Arthur (FDJ) RUS 9 BRUTT, Pavel (KATUSHA) FRA 10 GAUTIER, Cyril (EUROPCAR) FRA 11 SIMON, Julien (SOJASUN) BEL 12 BAKELANTS, Jan (RADIOSHACK LEOPARD) FRA 13 KADRI, Blel (AG2R LA MONDIALE) + 10 GER 14 BURGHARDT, Marcus (BMC RACING) ESP 15 ERVITI OLLO, Imanol (MOVISTAR TEAM) + 46 USA 16 VAN GARDEREN, Tejay (BMC RACING) + 1:35 GER 17 VOIGT, Jens (RADIOSHACK LEOPARD) + 4:31 GBR 18 MILLAR, David (GARMIN SHARP)
General Classification after Stage 14 GBR 1 FROOME, Christopher (SKY PROCYCLING) 55:22:58 NED 2 MOLLEMA, Bauke (BELKIN PRO CYCLING) + 2:28 ESP 3 CONTADOR VELASCO, Alberto (SAXO-TINKOFF) + 2:45 CZE 4 KREUZIGER, Roman (SAXO-TINKOFF) + 2:48 NED 5 TEN DAM, Laurens (BELKIN PRO CYCLING) + 3:01 DEN 6 FUGLSANG, Jakob (ASTANA PRO TEAM) + 4:39 POL 7 KWIATKOWSKI, Michal (OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK-STEP)+ 4:44 COL 8 QUINTANA ROJAS, Nairo Alexander (MOVISTAR TEAM)+ 5:18 FRA 9 PERAUD, Jean-Christophe (AG2R LA MONDIALE) + 5:39 ESP 10 RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, Joaquin (KATUSHA) + 5:48 IRL 11 MARTIN, Daniel (GARMIN SHARP) + 5:52 USA 12 TALANSKY, Andrew (GARMIN SHARP) + 5:54Classification Jerseys - after Stage 14
YELLOW - Christopher Froome (SKY)
GREEN - Peter Sagan (Cannondale)
POLKA DOT - Pierre Rolland (Europcar)
WHITE - Michael Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quickstep)
COMBATIVE - Julien Simon (Sojasun)
TEAM - Team Saxo-Tinkoff
LANTERNE ROUGE - Dimitriy Muravyev (Astana) + 02h 18' 26"
STAGE - Matteo Trentin (Omega Pharma-Quickstep)
Full list of overall GC standings here: General Classification standings 2013 Tour de France
Andrew Talansky Journal: Winning big
‘Let’s go!’: How Saxo took it to Froome in the crosswinds (more about yesterday's incredible stage)
TRAVEL near the Tour
Rhone River Valley - beautiful!
Last night I wrote a brand new travel post by Pedal Dancer® about the city of Lyon and the nearby wine regions and beautiful vineyards, please read: City of Lyon, France, and the Rhone River Valley.
A previous Pedal Dancer posts, please read: A day in the Vaucluse and Rhone River Valley (2012).
|terraced city of stone|
We are finally heading to Mont Ventoux tomorrow. A day I have been looking forward to. Mont Ventoux is unique and magical, tough and triumphant. It is an accomplishment for an amateur and a true test for a pro. Ventoux is good stuff, definitely one of my favorite climbs in France and my favorite areas to visit as a tourist.
Some recent Pedal Dancer posts on riding Mont Ventoux: (lots of photos!)
Three Sides of Mont Ventoux (2013)
Traveling to Mont Ventoux (2013)
Recommended Ride: 100km around Mont Ventoux (2013)
So what's up from France (2012)
I love Mont Ventoux (2010)
Best Climbs in the 2013 Tour de France (2013) *and Mont Ventoux is one of them.
Travel to Provence, France (2013) *2 recommended villages are on tomorrow's stage!
|Summit sign on Mont Ventoux. ©Photo by Karen at Pedal Dancer®|
|Stage 15||Sunday, July 14th||Givors > Mont Ventoux - a must see stage!|
|Stage 15 TDF to Mont Ventoux - summit finish!|
|Stage 15 route map|
|Stage 15 profile, 242.5km|
|Route onto Mont Ventoux Stage 15 TDF|
|Great views down the climb from here.|
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