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Good afternoon and welcome to our live blog about the nineteenth stage in the Tour de France.

My name is Willem Haak and in this live blog I will keep you informed of the developments in the course.



  • Start 1.30 pm

  • Bourg-en-Bresse-Champagnole

  • 166.5 km

  • Chance for sprinters

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149 km to go -

What a bad luck for Lukas Pöstlberger (BORA-hansgrohe).

🇫🇷 # TDF2020A bee stung Lukas in the mouth.

😱hope he will be fine 🙏

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Avatar Author BORA - hansgrohe Moment of places 13: 56 - September 18, 2020

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152 km to go -

Some riders are going to hunt for lonely escapees Cavagna.

We see Dylan van Baarle (INEOS Grenadiers) among the pursuers.

Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) can also be seen.

The Frenchman has slipped into the rankings and is now focusing on daytime success.

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Still 158 km - Report

Pöstlberger!

The reaction to the insect stream is apparently so violent that the Austrian has to give up.

He gets off.

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Another 159 km -

Lukas Pöstlberger (BORA-hansgrohe) reports to the race doctor.

Peter Sagan's servant appears to have been bitten by a wasp.

In the front, Cavagna is off in a flash.

He punches a hole of 0.20.

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Another 160 km -

While Remi Cavagna (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) takes off alone and hits a gap of a few hundred meters, it is restless in the peloton.

Everyone seems to want to participate today.

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Another 163 km -

We see Michal Kwiatkowski (INEOS Grenadiers) from the front.

Yesterday's stage winner has also circled today's stage in his calendar.

The course is made for him.

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Another 166 km -

And we start!

A large group of riders immediately tries to jump away.

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Another 166 km -

Jonathan Castroviejo (INEOS Grenadiers) also did not start today.

He will focus on next week's World Championship time trial.

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Another 166 km -

And the riders are on their bikes.

Just a little more patience.

The real start will only follow in 6 km.

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In any case, the men from Jumbo-Visma are ready for the stage.

All-rounder Wout van Aert is also one of the favorites for the stage victory today.

🇫🇷 # TDF2020Heading into a new day like ... 🚶👉🚴🏻 Photos: @jossewester #samenwinnen # ForOurB̷l̷a̷c̷k̷A̷n̷d̷Yellow

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Avatar Author Team Jumbo-Visma cycling Moment of places 13: 04 - September 18, 2020

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The stage profile of today's ride.

Will it be a day for the sprinters?

Or will a leading group stay away?

We start around 1.30 pm.

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Michael Gogl (NTT Pro Cycling) is no longer starting today.

The 26-year-old Austrian will not start today.

It is unclear why Gogl has decided not to leave anymore.

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That's right: Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers) has the most mountain points since yesterday.

Today he wears the polka-dot jersey, which he takes over from Tadej Pogacar (UEA Team Emirates).

The latter is still the leader in the youth classification and starts the day's ride in the white jersey.

Tour de France 2 hours ago

Before the start of the nineteenth stage, we list the jersey wearers again:



  • Yellow jersey:

    Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)

  • White jersey:

    Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)

  • Green jersey:

    Bennett (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

  • Scoop jersey:

    Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers)

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Primoz Roglic is well on his way to his first overall victory in the Tour de France.

NUsport reporter Daan de Ridder discusses with presenter Bas Scharwachter why the Jumbo-Visma rider is unlikely to lose the yellow anymore.

Tour day 19: '99 percent certain that Roglic will win the Tour '

Tour de France 6 hours ago

Jumbo-Visma director Zeeman devastated by exclusion


Sports director Merijn Zeeman of Jumbo-Visma is very upset that he had to leave the Tour de France yesterday.

He apologizes on Twitter for his behavior after the seventeenth stage.

Zeeman became angry when a UCI commissioner damaged Primoz Roglic's bike during a check.

"I did not behave correctly verbally towards a UCI commissioner who wanted to do a bike check on Primoz's bike. I got angry because the commissioner independently removed the bracket (part of the frame, ed.) From the bike. from Primoz. During this dismantling, Primoz's bike was damaged. Despite this incident, I should have kept my cool and approached the UCI commissioner respectfully. I regret that I did not do this. "

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