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Neutralisation second Alp stage thwarts plans Team Jumbo-Visma

Neutralisation second Alp stage thwarts plans Team Jumbo-Visma

Due to the bad weather conditions around Tignes, the nineteenth stage in the Tour de France got neutralised. The organisation decided to use the time differences recorded at the top of the Col de l’Iseran for the general classification. As a result, Steven Kruijswijk, who was riding a very strong stage, remains fourth overall at 1'28 of the new overall leader Egan Bernal.

The stage with five climbs along the way was very spectacular until the neutralisation. Team Jumbo-Visma rode a strong race and was represented in the early breakaway by Laurens De Plus. Kruijswijk first attacked on the Col de l’Iseran. However, he could not answer Egan Bernal’s counter-attack. With the help of De Plus, the time difference to Bernal was limited to a minute at the top. During the long descent to Val d’Isere, the ASO decided, in consultation with the jury, that it was irresponsible to continue the stage.

Kruijswijk thought it was a justified decision after he had seen the images. “To continue the stage was certainly not an option with that hail and the landslides. It’s a pity, because we were riding very well. The plan was to sent Laurens into the break and it worked out. I felt good and tried it on the l’Iseran. When Bernal countered, I wasn’t able to follow. Laurens was very strong and then kept on pulling all the way to the top, so that we could take some time back knowing that it was still a long way to the finish. Of course I was going full throttle on the Iseran, but had I known that they would finish the stage there, I would have put in an even bigger effort. It’s a pity that Bernal took extra seconds on Alaphilippe there and I did not. This is bad luck, but it’s not the end just yet. We will go all out again tomorrow, although bad weather will probably have its effect again”, Kruijswijk concluded.

Sports director Grischa Niermann concurred with his leader. “Faces with these circumstances, it was too dangerous to continue. For us, it would have been better if we had previously known that the times were being recorded on the Iseran, but of course the organisation tries to continue as long as possible. We were riding a very good stage. We had deliberately kept Laurens with Steven; from the top of the Iseran it was still far to the final climb. I have seen a very strong team. We would have liked to make the difference today, but there will be another day tomorrow. It will be difficult to challenge Bernal, but we are still in the mix for the overall podium. Everything is still possible.”

Tour de France: Stage 19

Stage 19

Result
Rankings
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Tom Scully
EF Education First DNF
-
José Gonçalves
Team Katusha Alpecin DNF
-
Fabien Grellier
Team Total Direct Energie DNF
-
Anthony Roux
Groupama - FDJ DNF
-
Steve Cummings
Team Dimension Data DNF
-
Benoît Cosnefroy
AG2R La Mondiale DNF
-
Vegard Stake Laengen
UAE-Team Emirates DNF
-
Simon Clarke
EF Education First DNF
-
Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma DNF
-
Sebastian Langeveld
EF Education First DNF
-
Michael Mørkøv
Deceuninck - Quick Step DNF
-
Reinardt Janse van Rensburg
Team Dimension Data DNF
-
Sergio Henao
UAE-Team Emirates DNF
-
Sven Erik Bystrøm
UAE-Team Emirates DNF
-
Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates DNF
-
Amund Grøndahl Jansen
Team Jumbo-Visma DNF
-
Maximiliano Richeze
Deceuninck - Quick Step DNF
-
Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step DNF
-
Nikias Arndt
Team Sunweb DNF
-
Edvald Boasson Hagen
Team Dimension Data DNF
-
Lars Ytting Bak
Team Dimension Data DNF
-
Adam Yates
Mitchelton-Scott DNF
-
Roger Kluge
Lotto Soudal DNF
-
Alex Dowsett
Team Katusha Alpecin DNF
-
Jens Debusschere
Team Katusha Alpecin DNF
-
Egan Bernal
Team INEOS DNF
-
Simon Yates
Mitchelton-Scott DNF
-
Warren Barguil
Team Arkéa Samsic DNF
-
Laurens De Plus
Team Jumbo-Visma DNF
-
Steven Kruijswijk
Team Jumbo-Visma DNF
-
Geraint Thomas
Team INEOS DNF
-
Emanuel Buchmann
BORA - hansgrohe DNF
-
Vincenzo Nibali
Bahrain Merida DNF
-
Rigoberto Urán
EF Education First DNF
-
Mikel Landa
Movistar Team DNF
-
Richie Porte
Trek - Segafredo DNF
-
Gregor Mühlberger
BORA - hansgrohe DNF
-
Alejandro Valverde
Movistar Team DNF
-
Damiano Caruso
Bahrain Merida DNF
-
Wout Poels
Team INEOS DNF
-
Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step DNF
-
Guillaume Martin
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team DNF
-
Andrey Amador
Movistar Team DNF
-
Nairo Quintana
Movistar Team DNF
-
Magnus Cort
Astana Pro Team DNF
-
David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ DNF
-
Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo DNF
-
Romain Bardet
AG2R La Mondiale DNF
-
Jesús Herrada
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits DNF
-
Enric Mas
Deceuninck - Quick Step DNF
-
Alexey Lutsenko
Astana Pro Team DNF
-
Sébastien Reichenbach
Groupama - FDJ DNF
-
Mickaël Cherel
AG2R La Mondiale DNF
-
Fabio Aru
UAE-Team Emirates DNF
-
Julien Bernard
Trek - Segafredo DNF
-
Dylan van Baarle
Team INEOS DNF
-
Michael Schär
CCC Team DNF
-
Ilnur Zakarin
Team Katusha Alpecin DNF
-
Dan Martin
UAE-Team Emirates DNF
-
Michael Woods
EF Education First DNF
-
Patrick Konrad
BORA - hansgrohe DNF
-
George Bennett
Team Jumbo-Visma DNF
-
Tony Gallopin
AG2R La Mondiale DNF
-
Roman Kreuziger
Team Dimension Data DNF
-
Toms Skujiņš
Trek - Segafredo DNF
-
Ben King
Team Dimension Data DNF
-
Hugo Houle
Astana Pro Team DNF
-
Dylan Teuns
Bahrain Merida DNF
-
Tanel Kangert
EF Education First DNF
-
Pello Bilbao
Astana Pro Team DNF
-
Natnael Berhane
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits DNF
-
Jasper Stuyven
Trek - Segafredo DNF
-
Joey Rosskopf
CCC Team DNF
-
Gorka Izagirre
Astana Pro Team DNF
-
Élie Gesbert
Team Arkéa Samsic DNF
-
Mathias Frank
AG2R La Mondiale DNF
-
Maxime Bouet
Team Arkéa Samsic DNF
-
Anthony Delaplace
Team Arkéa Samsic DNF
-
Anthony Perez
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits DNF
-
Alexis Vuillermoz
AG2R La Mondiale DNF
-
Thomas De Gendt
Lotto Soudal DNF
-
Lennard Kämna
Team Sunweb DNF
-
Pierre-Luc Périchon
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits DNF
-
Marc Soler
Movistar Team DNF
-
Carlos Verona
Movistar Team DNF
-
Daryl Impey
Mitchelton-Scott DNF
-
Christopher Juul-Jensen
Mitchelton-Scott DNF
-
Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain Merida DNF
-
Jonathan Castroviejo
Team INEOS DNF
-
Luke Durbridge
Mitchelton-Scott DNF
-
Michael Matthews
Team Sunweb DNF
-
Fabio Felline
Trek - Segafredo DNF
-
Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe DNF
-
Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott DNF
-
Daniel Oss
BORA - hansgrohe DNF
-
Omar Fraile
Astana Pro Team DNF
-
Alberto Bettiol
EF Education First DNF
-
Simon Geschke
CCC Team DNF
-
Nelson Oliveira
Movistar Team DNF
-
Rui Costa
UAE-Team Emirates DNF
-
Amaël Moinard
Team Arkéa Samsic DNF
-
Aimé De Gendt
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team DNF
-
Łukasz Wiśniowski
CCC Team DNF
-
Jack Haig
Mitchelton-Scott DNF
-
Stefan Küng
Groupama - FDJ DNF
-
Niccolò Bonifazio
Team Total Direct Energie DNF
-
Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step DNF
-
Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step DNF
-
Tim Wellens
Lotto Soudal DNF
-
Nils Politt
Team Katusha Alpecin DNF
-
Serge Pauwels
CCC Team DNF
-
Marcus Burghardt
BORA - hansgrohe DNF
-
Matthieu Ladagnous
Groupama - FDJ DNF
-
Mads Würtz Schmidt
Team Katusha Alpecin DNF
-
Yoann Offredo
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team DNF
-
Andrea Pasqualon
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team DNF
-
Tiesj Benoot
Lotto Soudal DNF
-
Frederik Backaert
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team DNF
-
Bauke Mollema
Trek - Segafredo DNF
-
Kévin Ledanois
Team Arkéa Samsic DNF
-
Stéphane Rossetto
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits DNF
-
Maxime Monfort
Lotto Soudal DNF
-
Mike Teunissen
Team Jumbo-Visma DNF
-
Xandro Meurisse
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team DNF
-
Koen de Kort
Trek - Segafredo DNF
-
Odd Christian Eiking
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team DNF
-
Romain Sicard
Team Total Direct Energie DNF
-
Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step DNF
-
Iván García Cortina
Bahrain Merida DNF
-
Kevin van Melsen
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team DNF
-
Michael Hepburn
Mitchelton-Scott DNF
-
Michał Kwiatkowski
Team INEOS DNF
-
Paul Ourselin
Team Total Direct Energie DNF
-
Gianni Moscon
Team INEOS DNF
-
Alexis Gougeard
AG2R La Mondiale DNF
-
Jens Keukeleire
Lotto Soudal DNF
-
Rudy Molard
Groupama - FDJ DNF
-
Lilian Calmejane
Team Total Direct Energie DNF
-
Imanol Erviti
Movistar Team DNF
-
Oliver Naesen
AG2R La Mondiale DNF
-
William Bonnet
Groupama - FDJ DNF
-
Julien Simon
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits DNF
-
Nicolas Roche
Team Sunweb DNF
-
Jan Tratnik
Bahrain Merida DNF
-
Marco Haller
Team Katusha Alpecin DNF
-
Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal DNF
-
Matej Mohorič
Bahrain Merida DNF
-
Greg Van Avermaet
CCC Team DNF
-
Michael Valgren
Team Dimension Data DNF
-
Florian Vachon
Team Arkéa Samsic DNF
-
André Greipel
Team Arkéa Samsic DNF
-
Anthony Turgis
Team Total Direct Energie DNF
-
Jasper de Buyst
Lotto Soudal DNF
-
Rein Taaramäe
Team Total Direct Energie DNF
-
Chad Haga
Team Sunweb DNF

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