13.45 5 km before the summit, Damiano Caruso (Bahrain-McLaren) therefore rejoins Richard Carapaz, Michal Kwiatkowski (Ineos Grenadiers), Nans Peters (Ag2r La Mondiale), Bob Jungels (Deceuninck-Quick Step), Rudy Molard (Groupama- FDJ), Pello Bilbao (Bahrain-McLaren), Dario Cataldo, Nelson Oliveira, Carlos Verona (Movistar Team), Simon Geschke (CCC Team), Nicolas Edet, Jesús Herrada (Cofidis), Luis León Sánchez (Astana Pro Team), Thomas de Gendt (Lotto- Soudal), Marc Hirschi, Nicholas Roche (Team Sunweb).
13.41 Caruso returns to the leading group, which is losing several components.
13.38 Bettiol gets up while stretching his teammate Hugh Carthy.
13.35 The leading group, still led by Castroviejo, covered 37.2 km in the first hour of the race. Caruso approaches, he is only 25 ”.
13.31 André Greipel retired.
13.30 Another 10 kilometers of ascent.
13.29 Alberto Bettiol who had lost contact from the group in front is helping Caruso to return.
13.28 We remember that Caruso is twelfth in the general classification, at 12’30 “from the top. Near the top-10.
13.27 Exceptional Caruso who detaches Alaphilippe’s group and launches alone in pursuit of the leading group.
13.26 Caruso grabs the Alaphilippe squad.
13.25 Another attack by Damiano Caruso! Spectacular the Sicilian!
13.23 DAMIANO CARUSO MOVES! The best Italian in the general classification tries to shoot. Jumbo-Visma leaves no room.
13.21 Kämna, Alaphilippe, Cavagna, Sicard, Pacher and Rolland are trying to return.
13.19 In front of Amador’s great rhythm in a Carapaz key.
13.17 Try to surprise Guillaume Martin (Cofidis)! Jumbo-Visma, however, responds.
13.15 After Bennett, Peter Sagan also loses contact in the advance group.
13.14 Sicard and Rolland moved from behind trying to re-enter the fugitives.
13.12 Very high pace in the group. Fugitives at 1’30 “.
13.10 Bennett Green Jersey in difficulty. He will have to pay attention to the maximum time.
13.08 The Direct Energie also pulls in the group.
13.06 The first GPM of the day begins: Cormet de Roselend, first category. 18.6 kilometers at 6.1%.
13.03 150 kilometers to the finish.
13.01 The attack of the 30 continues, regular changes. Platoon suffering and losing seconds.
12.59 From the group to the whole B&B that has no man in front of it. 1 ‘late.
12.57 The results at the flying finish line:
1. Sam Bennett, 20 points
2. Trentin, 17
3. Sagan, 15
4. Van Baarle, 13
5. Jungels, 11
6. De Gendt, 10
7. Kwiatkowski, 9
8. De Buyst, 8
9. Geschke, 7
10. Neilands, 6
11. Cataldo, 5
12. Oliveira, 4
13. Van Garderen, 3
14. Bilbao, 2
15. Bettiol, 1
12.54 In addition to the Bora-hansgrohe couple, other men are moving from the platoon which is 1 ‘from the escape.
12.52 32 in command: Jonathan Castroviejo, Richard Carapaz, Michal Kwiatkowski, Dylan Van Baarle (Ineos Grenadiers), Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe), Nans Peters (Ag2r La Mondiale), Sam Bennett, Bob Jungels (Deceuninck-Quick Step) , Rudy Molard, Sébastien Reichenbach (Groupama-FDJ), Pello Bilbao (Bahrain-McLaren), Alberto Bettiol, Tejay Van Garderen (EF Education First), Dayer Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic), Dario Cataldo, Nelson Oliveira, José Joaquín Rojas, Carlos Verona (Movistar Team), Simon Geschke, Matteo Trentin (CCC Team), Nicolas Edet, Jesús Herrada (Cofidis), Luis León Sánchez (Astana Pro Team), Jasper de Buyst, Thomas de Gendt (Lotto-Soudal), Krists Neilands (Israel Start-Up Nation), Michael Gogl, Michael Valgren (NTT Pro Cycling), Nikias Arndt, Marc Hirschi, Soren Kragh Andersen, Nicholas Roche (Team Sunweb).
12.48 At the flying finish line Bennett beats Trentin and Sagan.
12.45 They try to restart from the group Kamna and Schachmann.
12.43 Jumbo-Visma who for now keeps the situation under control 30 ”from the attackers.
12.41 Obviously there is also Matteo Trentin in front. Soon the intermediate sprint.
12.38 A rather large group has left, there are Bennett and Sagan.
12.36 170 kilometers to the finish.
12.34 Dario Cataldo (Movistar) moves.
12.32 Obviously many attacks in this first phase.
12.28 THE EIGHTEENTH STAGE BEGINS!
12.26 Everything is almost ready for the official start.
12.19 A lot of descent in this transfer section.
12.15 There are even over 20 kilometers of transfer today.
12.13 Pictures from the start:
🚩 We set off from Méribel as the départ fictif is given!
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12.10 Even today it will be full departure, many teams who want to go on the run.
12.07 The runners are taking off for the fictitious start. As usual the transfer section is at 12.30 the official start.
12.04 It will be 175 kilometers that will take the runners from Méribel to La Roche-sur-Foron. We will start immediately with the flying finish line of Aime, located at kilometer 14. Shortly afterwards we will begin to climb towards the 1st category GPM of the Cormet de Roseland, 18.6 km at 6.1%, with peaks of 8% in its last part. A long descent will lead to the 3rd category ascent of the Côte de la route des Villes (3.2 km at 6.6%). From here we will enter the hot phase of the race where anything can happen. So here we are with the 14.6 km at 6.4% of the Col des Saises (2nd category), followed immediately after by the Col des Aravis (6.7 km at 7%); ascent of 1st category that will make a certain selection in view of the last GPM. The final chance to make the coup is represented by the ascent of Horses Categories of the Montèe du Plateau des Glières, a 6 kilometer ramp at 11.2%, and with peaks of 15% around kilometer 3. Brow at an altitude of 1400 meters asl, with a subsequent stretch on a slight slope that will take the runners towards the last 32 kilometers. The first half are downhill, while the final is marked by the tear of the Col des Fleuries, and then by the final descent that leads to the finish.
12.02 Today the eighteenth stage is scheduled: decisive for the general classification.
12.00 Welcome back with the live broadcast of the 2020 Tour de France.
Hello everyone and welcome to our LIVE LIVE of the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France 2020. They will be 175 kilometers that will bring the runners from Méribel to La Roche-sur-Foron, for another spectacular alpine stage. Climbers called again in the beyond 4,000 meters in altitude present in today’s hamlet. Roglic and Pogacar in the final battle.
Another day in Savoy, yet another battle for the podium in Paris. Today everything is decided. We will start immediately with the flying finish line of Aime, located at kilometer 14. Shortly after, the climb will begin towards the 1st category GPM of the Cormet de Roseland, 18.6 km at 6.1%, with peaks of 8% in its last part. A long descent will lead to the 3rd category climb of the Coast of the Route des Villes (3.2 km at 6.6%). From here we will enter the hot phase of the race where anything can happen. So here we are with the 14.6 km at 6.4% of the Col des Saises (2nd category), followed immediately after by Col des Aravis (6.7 km al 7%); ascent of 1st category that will make a certain selection in view of the last GPM.
The final chance to make the coup is represented by salita from Hors Categorie del Montèe from the Plateau des Glières, a ramp of 6 kilometers at 11.2%, and with peaks of 15% around kilometer 3. A brow at an altitude of 1400 meters above sea level, with a subsequent stretch on a slight slope that will take the runners towards the last 32 kilometers. The first half are downhill, while the finish is characterized by the tear of the Col des Fleuries, and then the final descent leading to the finish.
Final battle between the two Slovenes Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) e Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates). Today it will be the last confrontation face to face between the two compatriots for the contest of this Tour. Obviously there will still be cronoscalata from The Board of Beautiful Girls to change the gap between the two, but that will be a distant clash; each on their own path, divided only by a stopwatch. Today Primoz will again be favored by his team, ready to take him in a carriage until the last GPM. In yesterday’s stage Tadej lost 24 ″ to his compatriot, and will have a thirst for revenge.
Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) he is quite sure of his third place, but he could increase a few more seconds of safety in view of Saturday’s time trial, which does not smile at his characteristics. Expected possible reversals between the 4th and 8th place of the general, that is between Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo), Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), Rigoberto Uran (EF Pro Cycling), Mikel Landa (Bahrain McLaren) ed Enric Mas (Movistar), divided by a few and critical seconds from each other. Watch out for other men growing up in these last stages like Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Damiano Caruso (Bahrain McLaren) e Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers).
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