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Good afternoon and welcome to the live blog of the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France.

My name is Jeroen van Barneveld and I will keep you informed of developments in the course.

  • Tour de France

  • Fourteenth stage

  • Hilly

  • 194 kilometers

  • Finish around 6.15 pm in Lyon

  • View the time differences here

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Another 126 km 

- Stefan Küng is the first to top the Col du Béal, a climb of the second category, and has already been driving for half a minute ahead of the released pursuer Edwards Theuns.

Due to the fast pace of BORA-hansgrohe, the peloton already follows in just under three minutes.

This is the scoring on the Col du Béal:

  • Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ) - 5 points

  • Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo) - 3 points

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    Another 127 km 

    - There are also developments at the front of the race.

    Edwards Theuns cannot keep up with the pace of Stefan Küng on the Col du Béal and has to release.

    The Swiss is now the lonely escape in this fourteenth stage.

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    Another 128 km 

    - The next looser is a fact in the peloton and that is good news for BORA-hansgrohe.

    It is Sam Bennett, wearer of the green jersey.

    Peter Sagan wants to make an important battle for the points jersey in this stage.

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    Another 130 km 

    - BORA-hansgrohe, Peter Sagan's team, is stamping hard on the Col du Béal, which leads to sprinters Caleb Ewan and André Greipel being released.

    The first goal for the German team has been successful.

    Can Sagan, who is still deprived of a stage victory in this Tour, also finish the work of his teammates in Lyon?

    Tour de France 21 minutes ago

    Another 132 km

    - Küng and Theuns are working on the climb of the Col du Béal.

    Their lead is 5.07 minutes, with about seven kilometers to the top.

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    Eighteen riders have retired

    Romain Bardet, who had to quit the fight after stage 13 yesterday after a concussion, is the eighteenth rider to leave this Tour.

    As a result, the percentage of dropouts is 10.2%.

    In the last 20 years, it has only happened six times before that less than 10% of the riders dropped out before the start of stage 14.

    Tour de France 44 minutes ago

    The only Canadian rider in the Tour, Hugo Houle, has crashed.

    The Astana rider has now continued on his way and is trying to rejoin the peloton.

    💥 🇨🇦 Hugo Houle has fallen but he's back on the bike and sets off again. 💥 Chute de 🇨🇦 Hugo Houle.

    Il est reparti pour tenter de rejoindre le peloton.

    # TDF2020


    AuthorTour de France ™ Moment of places14: 27 - 12 September 2020

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    Another 146 km

    - Küng and Theuns have a four-minute lead on the peloton, while they have arrived at the foot of the Col du Béal (second category).

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    Dumoulin not surprised by INEOS Grenadiers

    Tom Dumoulin reiterated before stage fourteen that he was not surprised by the INEOS Grenadiers team yesterday: "They are also here to win the Tour. So they have to try something else. there was nothing. Yesterday was a good chance for them, but they didn't quite succeed. We just have to stay calm and try to control the pace. That's the plan ".

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    Another 152 km

    - After dragging in the points in the intermediate sprint, Sagan and Schachmann lower themselves back to the peloton.

    Küng and Theuns are in the front with a lead of 3.32 minutes.

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    Intermediate sprint after 38 km:

  • Theuns - 20 points

  • Küng - 17 points

  • Sagan - 15 points

  • Schachmann - 13 points

  • Trentin - 11 points

  • Bennett - 10 points

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    Another 155 km

    - Peter Sagan and Maximilian Schachmann escape from the peloton with a view to the intermediate sprint.

    Sagan takes 15 points there.

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    Another 162 km

    - For what it's worth: Stefan Küng is the first to top the Côte du chateau d'Aulteribe and therefore takes a point for the polka dot jersey.

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    164 km to go

    - The first escapees of today in the picture: Stefan Küng, Edward Theuns and Cees Bol.

    Bol can now be found in the peloton again.

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    Another 168 km

    - Küng and Theuns have 3.00 minutes ahead of the peloton, while they are already ten kilometers from the intermediate sprint.

    Pedersen and Bol are back in the pack.

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    Another 172 km

    - Pedersen and Bol drop back towards the peloton, while Küng and Theuns continue to speed up.

    The duo has a lead of 1.50 minutes on the peloton.

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    Another 175 km

    - Casper Pedersen of Sunbweb tries to close the gap with the front runners.

    Bol is holding back to take care of his teammate.

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    Another 178 km

    - Bol, Küng and Theuns have taken a lead of fifteen seconds on the peloton, which is led by the Bora-Hansgrohe team.

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    Another 186 km

    - Bol and Theuns have a lead of ten seconds after eight kilometers, but Stefan Küng also reports to the two riders.

    🇫🇷 # TDF2020as expected plenty attacks flying.

    at the moment two leaders, but still attempts to join them at the front.


    Avatar Author BORA - hansgrohe Moment of places 13: 28 - 12 September 2020

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    Another 189 km

    - Cees Bol and Edward Theuns try to leave the peloton.

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    Another 192 km

    - Immediately after the real start, Stefan Küng, Frederik Frison and Sergio Higuita already try to leave the peloton.

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    The fictional start of stage fourteen is a fact!

    🚩 We are off for the départ fictif from @ClermontFd! 🚩 Le départ fictif a été donnée de @ClermontFd!

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    AuthorTour de France ™ Time of places13: 07 - 12 September 2020

    Tour de France 3 hours ago

    Extra strict measures at the finish in Lyon today, but not yet at the start in Clermont-Ferrand.

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    Avatar Author Daan de Ridder Moment of places 12:01 - 12 September 2020

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    No spectators at the finish

    Around the finish of today's and Sunday stages, no spectators are allowed within a radius of a few hundred meters.

    Tour organizer ASO has decided that.

    The Tour will pass through areas where code red applies due to the corona virus in the coming days.

    Whether the rule also applies to the stages after Sunday is not yet known.

    Many riders were concerned about the audience, with some fans not wearing a face mask, but cheering the riders a lot.

    Tour de France 5 hours ago

    Top of the general classification

    Yesterday, both French riders Guillaume Martin and Romain Bardet fell from the top of the general classification.

    Bardet has since left the Tour due to a concussion he sustained in a crash.

    What will the rankings look like after today?

  • Primoz Roglic 51.26.43

  • Tadej Pogacar +0.44

  • Egan Bernal +0.59

  • Rigoberto Urán +1: 10

  • Nairo Quintana +1: 12

  • Tom Dumoulin is the highest ranked Dutchman.

    The Jumbo-Visma rider is in thirteenth place with 4.32 minutes behind Roglic.

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    Points for the mountains classification

    Points for the polka dot jersey can be earned at five moments in stage fourteen: On three climbs of the fourth category, one of the third category and the Col du Béal of the second category.

    The riders will have to choose two of the climbs from the fourth category in the last ten kilometers.

    Interim score:

  • Benoit Cosnefroy - 36 points

  • Nans Peters - 31 points

  • Marc Hirschi - 31 points

  • Toms Skujins - 24 points

  • Quentin Pacher - 21 points

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    Stage 14

    The start of stage fourteen today is at 1.05 pm in Clermont-Ferrand.

    From there, the ride will take 194 kilometers to Lyon, where the riders are expected between 17:45 and 18:15.

    The stage includes a climb from the second category (after 68.5 km) and two climbs from the fourth category in the last ten kilometers.

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    Mollema operated successfully

    Bauke Mollema had a successful operation last night.

    His team announced this on Twitter.

    The Trek-Segafredo rider broke in stage thirteen after a fall to his left wrist and ulna.

    He also has some stitches above his lip.

    His recovery will take about six weeks.

    Mollema travels home today to continue to recover there.

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