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July 26/19 14:01 pm - Bernal New TDF Leader after Shortened Stage

Posted by Editoress on 07/26/19

Egan Bernal was first to top col d’Iseran where the times of stage 19 were to be taken as final.  Stormy conditions brought the race to a halt due to huge amounts of hail and ice on the road on the downhill. He was declared the winner and became the third Colombian to take the yellow jersey after Victor Hugo Peña in 2003 and Fernando Gaviria last year. Julian Alaphilippe is second. Thibaut Pinot has abandoned.

Twenty-nine rider leading group
156 riders started stage 19 in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. After 4km of racing and a demanding uphill start, Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), Pello Bilbao (Astana), Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) and Jesus Herrada (Cofidis) on the day of his 29th birthday rode away. The front part of the peloton remained very active. The leading quartet was caught at km 35 by a group that escaped from the main bunch while Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) was in distress. Hampered by a knee injury, the Frenchman who was fifth on GC had no choice but pull out at km 36.

Twenty nine riders formed the front group after 50km of racing: Dylan van Baarle (Ineos), Patrick Konrad (BORA-hasngrohe), Tony Gallopin (AG2R-La Mondiale), Vincenzo Nibali and Damiano Caruso (Bahrain-Merida), Sébastien Reichenbach (Groupama-FDJ), Alejandro Valverde, Marc Soler and Andrey Amador (Movistar), Pello Bilbao, Gorka Izagirre, Magnus Cort and Alexey Lutsenko (Astana), Laurens De Plus (Jumbo-Visma), Rigoberto Uran, Alberto Bettiol and Michael Woods (EF Education First), Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), Dan Martin and Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates), Giulio Ciccone and Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo), Michael Matthews (Sunweb), Jesus Herrada (Cofidis), Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal), Guillaume Martin (Wanty-Groupe Gobert), Roman Kreuziger (Dimension Data), Warren Barguil and Elie Gesbert (Arkéa-Samsic).

Egan Bernal first at col d’Iseran
Team Ineos led the peloton until AG2R-La Mondiale took over at the bottom of the col d’Iseran when the time difference was 1:40, down from the  maximum gap of two minutes at km 60. Geraint Thomas attacked with 6.5km to go to the top of the climb. It was the beginning of the assault on the yellow jersey. Barguil attacked from the last 4 remaining riders in the break until Egan Bernal rode across to him 4.5km before the summit (at 89 km), followed by Nibali, S. Yates and Uran. Bernal dropped his opponents one by one to reach the top alone in the lead.

Bernal was over the summit and had been joined by Yates on the long descent when the decision to end the stage was made by TDF organizer Prudhomme was made.

Road damage on descent ends stage at mountain summit
Because of a sudden storm, the road was impassable at km 112 in the downhill leading to Tignes. Huge amounts of hail and a mass of rubble made it impossible for the race to continue. There was much confussion at the front of the peloton with many top riders continuing on despite being told the race was over.  The times were taken at col d’Iseran, meaning Bernal who crested it first 2:07 head of Alaphilipe is the new leader of the Tour de France.  With two days to go Bernal's  advantage is 45s over the Frenchman and 1:03 over Thomas. There is no stage winner for stage 19.


Jerseys after Stage 19

Yellow - Overall GC:  Egan Bernal (Team Ineos)
Green - Points:  Peter Sagan (BORA-hansgrohe)
Polka Dot - KoM: Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale)
White - Best Young rider: Egan Bernal (Team INEOS)
Best Team: Movistar Team

 Stage 19 Results (nullified)
1 Egan Bernal (Col) Team Ineos 78:00:42
2 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep at 0:48
3 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Ineos 1:16
4 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 1:28
5 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe 1:55
6 Mikel Landa (Esp) Movistar Team 4:35
7 Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First 5:14
8 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 5:17
9 Alejandro Valverde (Esp) Movistar Team 6:25
10 Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 6:28
11 Warren Barguil (Fra) Arkéa Samsic 7:03
12 Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty-Gobert 16:18
13 David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 20:45
14 Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 23:14
15 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Dimension Data 26:10
16 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 26:26
17 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 40:17
18 Sébastien Reichenbach (Sui) Groupama-FDJ 40:45
19 Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates 42:37
20 George Bennett (NZl) Team Jumbo-Visma 44:27
21 Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty-Gobert 46:44
22 Jesus Herrada (Esp) Cofidis Solutions Credits 48:32
23 Enric Mas (Esp) Deceuninck-QuickStep 52:53
24 Laurens De Plus (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma 58:07
25 Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) BORA-hansgrohe 1:03:48
26 Tanel Kangert (Est) EF Education First 1:06:26
27 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 1:06:31
28 Greg van Avermaet (Bel) CCC Team 1:11:14
29 Patrick Konrad (Aut) BORA-hansgrohe 1:11:37
30 Wout Poels (Ned) Team Ineos 1:11:52
31 Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 1:12:19
32 Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 1:13:20
33 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 1:13:35
34 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale s.t.
35 Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 1:14:37
36 Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First 1:15:51
37 Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 1:27:36
38 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 1:27:45
39 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sunweb 1:29:41
40 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:31:02
41 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Esp) Astana Pro Team 1:31:44
42 Marc Soler (Esp) Movistar Team 1:32:47
43 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 1:36:53
44 Lennard Kämna (Ger) Team Sunweb 1:36:59
45 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott 1:37:05
46 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) UAE Team Emirates 1:37:10
47 Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team Ineos 1:39:56
48 Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain-Merida 1:40:52
49 Mathias Frank (Sui) AG2R La Mondiale 1:41:22
50 Jonathan Castroviejo (Esp) Team Ineos 1:43:17
51 Pello Bilbao Lopez de Armentia (Esp) Astana Pro Team 1:50:14
52 Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 1:51:28
53 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 1:51:31
54 Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates 1:51:32
55 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 1:52:54
56 Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal 1:53:40
57 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team 1:55:07
58 Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First 1:55:46
59 Simon Geschke (Ger) CCC Team 1:56:01
60 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 1:56:32
61 Tony Gallopin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:57:11
62 Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Cofidis Solutions Credits 1:58:28
63 Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb 2:00:37
64 Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 2:00:46
65 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 2:01:31
66 Ben King (USA) Dimension Data 2:02:21
67 Nils Politt (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin 2:02:44
68 Alberto Bettiol (Ita) EF Education First 2:03:27
69 Rein Taaramäe (Est) Total Direct Energie 2:07:21
70 Michael Schär (Sui) CCC Team 2:08:57
71 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data 2:10:42
72 Serge Pauwels (Bel) CCC Team 2:15:26
73 Omar Fraile Matarranz(Esp) Astana Pro Team 2:16:25
74 Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Dimension Data 2:17:23
75 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Arkéa Samsic 2:17:26
76 Joseph Rosskopf (USA) CCC Team 2:21:18
77 Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott 2:21:59
78 Toms Skujins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo 2:22:07
79 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Ineos 2:23:11
80 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team 2:24:05
81 Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Ineos 2:26:13
82 Peter Sagan (Svk) BORA-hansgrohe 2:28:49
83 Elie Gesbert (Fra) Arkéa Samsic 2:30:43
84 Romain Sicard (Fra) Total Direct Energie 2:32:32
85 Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Wanty-Gobert 2:32:52
86 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 2:33:28
87 Daniel Oss (Ita) BORA-hansgrohe 2:36:23
88 Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis Solutions Credits 2:38:16
89 Natnael Berhane (Eri) Cofidis Solutions Credits 2:38:47
90 Jan Tratnik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida 2:42:02
91 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal 2:42:12
92 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Arkéa Samsic 2:42:47
93 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 2:43:07
94 Amael Moinard (Fra) Arkéa Samsic 2:44:06
95 Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 2:46:21
96 Hugo Houle (Can) Astana Pro Team 2:47:33
97 Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis Solutions Credits 2:48:27
98 Paul Ourselin (Fra) Total Direct Energie 2:48:55
99 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Lotto Soudal 2:50:34
100 Stefan Küng (Sui) Groupama-FDJ 2:51:41
101 Anthony Roux (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 2:53:25
102 Imanol Erviti (Esp) Movistar Team 2:55:56
103 Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team Emirates 2:59:07
104 Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Arkéa Samsic 2:59:36
105 Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Total Direct Energie 3:01:06
106 Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis Solutions Credits 3:03:47
107 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Mitchelton-Scott 3:04:19
108 Ivan Garcia Cortina (Esp) Bahrain-Merida 3:05:30
109 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates 3:06:17
110 Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Astana Pro Team 3:07:12
111 Carlos Verona Quintanilla(Esp) Movistar Team 3:07:15
112 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Sunweb 3:07:40
113 Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Wanty-Gobert 3:08:36
114 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 3:08:40
115 Mads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Katusha-Alpecin 3:09:02
116 Benoit Cosnefroy (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 3:09:22
117 Matej Mohoric (Slo) Bahrain-Merida 3:12:29
118 Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal 3:13:33
119 Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 3:15:55
120 Kasper Asgreen (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 3:16:57
121 Fabien Grellier (Fra) Total Direct Energie 3:19:40
122 Florian Vachon (Fra) Arkéa Samsic 3:25:19
123 Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) CCC Team 3:25:32
124 Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty-Gobert 3:25:52
125 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data 3:26:33
126 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 3:26:40
127 Koen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 3:27:05
128 José Gonçalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin 3:31:12
129 Anthony Turgis (Fra) Total Direct Energie 3:33:57
130 Yves Lampaert (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 3:34:04
131 Elia Viviani (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 3:35:25
132 Chad Haga (USA) Team Sunweb 3:36:05
133 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal 3:36:23
134 Tom Scully (NZl) EF Education First 3:36:39
135 Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data 3:38:24
136 Aime De Gendt (Bel) Wanty-Gobert 3:39:02
137 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates 3:39:41
138 Amund Grøndahl Jansen (Nor) Team Jumbo-Visma 3:41:23
139 Niccolò Bonifazio (Ita) Total Direct Energie 3:42:20
140 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe 3:43:39
141 Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 3:46:37
142 André Greipel (Ger) Arkéa Samsic 3:46:57
143 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Deceuninck-QuickStep 3:47:41
144 William Bonnet (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 3:47:49
145 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 3:48:03
146 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty-Gobert 3:48:54
147 Roger Kluge (Ger) Lotto Soudal 3:50:33
148 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin 3:50:34
149 Lars Bak (Den) Dimension Data 3:51:14
150 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Katusha-Alpecin 3:53:15
151 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal 3:54:50
152 Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 3:59:00
153 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin 4:08:34
154 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) EF Education First 4:13:50
155 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Wanty-Gobert 4:13:53



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