follow with us the 9th stage between Aigle and Châtel Les Portes du Soleil
12:30 p.m.: The fictitious start is given
The riders will cover 7.5 kilometers before the rolling start, scheduled for 12:45 p.m.
The general classification at the end of the 8th stage
1. Tadej Pogacar (SLO/UAE) 28:56:16.
2. Jonas Vingegaard (DEN / JUM) at 39.
3. Geraint Thomas (GBR/INE) 1:14.
4. Adam Yates (GBR/INE) 1:22.
5. David Gaudu (FRA/GFJ) 1:35.
6. Romain Bardet (FRA/DSM) 1:36.
7. Thomas Pidcock (GBR/INE) 1:39.
8. Neilson Powless (USA/EF1) 1:41.
9. Enric Mas (ESP/MOV) 1:47.
10. Daniel Martinez (COL/INE) 1:59.
12:18 p.m .: “We are getting down to serious business”, rejoices Valentin Madouas
The Tour arrives in the Alps, which does not seem to displease Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ): “We had an amuse-bouche with the Planche des Belles Filles, now we are getting down to business. There were very hard stages which have just followed one another and ending with a stage as difficult as this one can make things happen. We feel it well, we have not had any breakage so the team is at 100%. »
12:11 p.m .: An “encouraging” start to the Tour, believes Romain Bardet
“Since the start, there has been no down time where we could rest a bit and I don’t expect it to be today because we know that before the break everyone puts everything he has, so we will have to be up to it, ”analyzes the leader of the DSM. As for his physical condition the day after his fall, Romain Bardet wants to be reassuring. “For the moment, physically, I’m fine, I need to recover physically, but it’s encouraging. »
11:55 a.m .: “I will try today”, announces Mikaël Cherel
The rider of the so far unlucky AG2R Citroën team assures that « personally the legs are really good ». « They arrived after 3-4 days as planned after a month of June devoted to post-Giro recovery, » he said. « I hope why not go to the front, I’ll try today, » says Mikaël Cherel.
11:42 am: Franck Bonamour could try his luck in the breakaway of the day
The French rider from B&B Hôtels – KTM analyzes the stage to come and confides his desire to escape from the peloton: “A first beautiful mountain stage with, I hope, a finish for a breakaway. A good breakaway would be good, so far the leading teams haven’t left many opportunities for the breakaways, today I hope that will be the case. […] Today I think everyone is going to empty the tank without thinking about tomorrow since tomorrow is rest, it promises a great stage today. »
11:14 am: Guillaume Martin not starting
The leader of the Cofidis will not take the start of this 9th stage, indicates the radio of the tour, Radio peloton. Guillaume Martin’s bike is not present in Aigle, where the peloton will start this Sunday. The Frenchman tested positive for Covid-19.
Tadej Pogacar: « The Covid is not a rival, but it can ruin everything in the Tour de France »
Tadej Pogacar took third place in the 8th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday in Lausanne. A few hours earlier, at the start in Dole, the Slovenian Yellow Jersey lost a teammate, Vegard Stake Laengen, positive for Covid. Read our article.
11:10 am: Hit in the knee, Kasper Asgreen gives up
On Twitter, Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl indicates that its Danish rider, Kasper Asgreen, is abandoning the Grande Boucle 2022. “Despite the recovery of his left knee following the Tour de Suisse injury, the recovery did not go as planned , it was therefore decided by the medical staff of the team that he had to stop in order not to endanger the second part of the season, ”justifies the team.
11:05 am: Sick, Ruben Guerreiro throws in the towel
Ruben Guerreiro (EF Education-Easypost) tells a Portuguese press agency that he will not be at the start of the 9th stage of the Tour de France. “I started to be sick yesterday, he justifies. I feel really bad physically. “A disease” not linked to Covid “, specifies his team on Twitter.
11 a.m.: AG2R Citroën, a week in hell
After a day marked by the abandonment of Geoffrey Bouchard, positive for Covid, and the misfortunes of Ben O’Connor, leader diminished by falls, the Savoyard formation completed a nightmarish first week. But in her hotel near Veuvey on Saturday, she was trying to stay the course.
10:30 a.m.: Profile, timetables… What you need to know about the 9th stage
After the start given near the headquarters of the International Cycling Union (UCI), the race runs along Lake Geneva and passes through the tourist valley of Gruyère to attack the Col des Mosses (2nd category) then the Col de la Croix, a steeper climb classified in 1st category (8.1 km at 7.6%).
The Tour route passes through Aigle again to tackle the long ascent of the Pas de Morgins (15.4 km at 6.1%, 1st category). “A breakaway made up of good climbers has every chance of going all the way”, predicts race director Thierry Gouvenou for the end of this stage, a descent into the Abondance valley followed by a 4 kilometer climb, often on a false flat, above Châtel.
– Departure from Aigle at 12:30 p.m. (launched at 12:45 p.m.)
– Arrival in Châtel around 5:44 p.m. (timetable calculated at an average speed of 39 km/h)
10:25 am: Welcome to this live broadcast dedicated to the 9th stage of the Tour de France between Aigle and Châtel Les Portes du Soleil!