Ewan concludes phenomenal Tour debut with Champs-Elysées victory! pubblicato il 30/07/2019
 
Ewan concludes phenomenal Tour debut with Champs-Elysées victory!

29/07/2019 -  Caleb Ewan ended his first Tour de France with a phenomenal highlight in Paris! On the iconic Champs-Elysées, the Australian powered with a superb sprint to his third stage victory in this Tour. That way, Lotto Soudal leaves a very successful Tour with no less than four stage victories.

The curtain fell on the 106th Tour de France with a closing stage between Rambouillet and Paris. After the traditional parade towards the French capital, the riders reached the City of Light with about sixty kilometres from the finish, where the pace was immediately increased. Four riders tried to avoid the much-anticipated bunch sprint with a brave attempt. However, a bunch sprint for the victory had to take place on the Champs-Elysées and that is exactly what happened.

During the entire finale, Lotto Soudal sprinter Caleb Ewan was kept perfectly at the head of the peloton. In a royal sprint, the Norwegian Boasson Hagen tried to surprise everybody by going early but Caleb Ewan launched an impressive sprint and like a jack-in-a-box, he powered to his third stage victory in his first Tour de France!  


 




21a tappa  Dom 28 Luglio RAMBOUILLET > PARIS CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES - tappa in linea pianeggiante  128 Km












Egan Bernal takes Tour de France victory
 
Egan Bernal crossed the line on the famous Champs-Elysees to seal a momentous Tour de France victory.
Tour de France - Stage 21: Rambouillet - Paris Champs-Élysées  
(fonte teamineos.com)
 
28 JUL 2019 - At just 22 years old, Bernal is the youngest ever winner of the yellow jersey, and the youngest rider to win the Tour in over 100 years.
 
Victory marks the team’s seventh overall success at the world’s biggest bike race and fifth in a row. It also represents the first Grand Tour victory in the colours of INEOS – now the first trade team to win the race with four different riders.
 
2018 victor Geraint Thomas finished alongside the maillot jaune to secure an emphatic 1-2 finish, with an eventual winning margin for Bernal of one minute and 11 seconds.
 
Bernal becomes Colombia’s first-ever Tour de France winner and was roared home by a sea of yellow in Paris – now firmly established as a household name in his homeland. In addition to yellow, he also took home the white young rider's jersey by a commanding margin of almost 24 minutes.
 
Bernal and Thomas went into the race as co-leaders and received exceptional support from their Team INEOS team-mates across the three weeks. Jonathan Castroviejo, Michal Kwiatkowski, Gianni Moscon, Wout Poels, Luke Rowe and Dylan van Baarle all gave everything to help write another page in the team’s history. 

 
Reaction

Geraint Thomas

“Two years ago I was here with my arm in a sling, with a broken collarbone and devastated I wasn’t able to ride my bike and two years on, I’m disappointed not to have won a second Tour!

“I’m proud of how I managed to get myself into good shape. It hasn’t been a smooth run into the Tour or during it really, but this team is incredible and it was a pleasure to be a part of Egan’s first of many [victories] and to be stood on the podium in second is still a big achievement. 

“I’m glad to be going home and closing the front door and switching off. Emotionally, mentally and physically it’s been draining and it’s still enjoyable - it’s the pinnacle of the sport and what you dream of when you were a kid, but at the same time it’s been hard work and I’m looking forward to switching off.”


- Sir Dave Brailsford

“I’ve been over to Colombia a couple of times in the last few years and the Colombians themselves, and where cycling sits in their culture, is unbelievable. 
 
“To be able to deliver their first ever Tour de France champion is something we’ve spoken about previously. I feel very proud. It’s a privilege to get to work with all these people – fantastic staff, fantastic new owners. 
 
“Riders who have won this – the calibre of Geraint or of Chris Froome – when those guys realise it’s the moment to support, they do. You don’t have to talk to them. They really understand the sport and they’ve got respect for each other have our guys – we’re a team. And they know that the team needs to win and they’ll put the team in front of themselves. Geraint’s demonstrated that once again like the great champion he is.


- Nicolas Portal

“It’s incredible. [Egan] was a junior a few years ago and he’s won the Tour de France. I think it’s great for cycling, this year has been a super Tour de France
 
“It’s been a big battle for all the teams. A few people commented that in the last 20-30 years it was the most exciting Tour. For a few days there was a small bunch with a few guys and really small gaps. We’re happy to win this one and to have first and second is incredible.”  
 
 
 



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COSA HA DETTO IL TOUR DE FRANCE 2019


Il punto di Gianfranco Di Pretoro
 

Roma, 29 luglio 2019 - E’ stato il Tour della svolta epocale in cui è prevalso l’estro, la passione sulla forza atletica. 

Julian Alaphilippe ha nutrito di speranza il popolo francese e Bernal, sceso come un’angelo, lo ha confortato con il suo splendore, ci ha meravigliati per la facilita’ nel superare la fatica.
Un Tour frizzante, finalmente imprevedibile fino all’ultima tappa come il tempo che cambia quando vuole.
Nelle Grandi corse a tappe si fa’ sempre piu’ incisivo il potere colombiano, tre nei primi  10 in questo Tour.
Domineranno come i nord africani nelle maratone podistiche?

Gli organizzatori si avviano verso le tappe sempre piu’ brevi in cui l’abilita’ prevalga sulla resistenza .In fondo, grazie ai motorhome, anche i trasferimenti di tappa in tappa degli atleti sono sempre meno stressanti.

Certamente, c’è tanto da fare per rendere una corsa a tappe “mondiale” sempre piu’ moderna ed accattivante come TV vuole. Mi permetto di evidenziarne qualche punto:

 

1)  Come sopravvivere alla monotonia esasperante di certe tappe? L’alternanza dei bei paesaggi, di informazioni storiche e culturali, la fuga tenuta sotto controllo, dopo un’oretta, non evitano la distrazione, se non la pennichella, dello spettatore. L’antidoto non è il caffe’ doppio ma  l’inserimento lungo il percorso di piu’ “TRAGUARDI VOLANTI CON ABBUONI (o bonus) e PUNTI “. 
Soldi, punti e secondi interessano tutti i corridori. Credetemi, 160 km, quattro traguardi volanti (o GPM), cambieranno le corse su strada.

 

2)  Ottima la cicloturistica nella citta’ di partenza. In fondo, un diecina di chilometri servono anche ai ciclisti per farsi una chiacchierata visto che trascorrono tre settimane incapsulati e ………………per  salutare il pubblico.

 

3)  Dov’è  possibile,la zona di arrivo, dev’essere strutturata come un piccolo STADIO per fornire al pubblico presente due ore di musica, sport e spettacolo. L’attesa dell’arrivo della tappa non basta piu’.
Tanti spettatori preferiscono godersi la corsa nel divano di casa!I
Giovani ciclisti potrebbero riempire con le loro gare il tempo dell’attesa.In fondo non è molto complicato realizzare un circuito con in comune la zona di arrivo.

 

4)  Capisco che gli organizzatori facciano del loro meglio per la sicurezza dei corridori. Ma su questo fronte non bisogna mai accontentarsi. Ho visto al Tour strade senza parapetti con burroni “mortali”.
In questi casi non si esagera se si collocano le reti. Basta chiedere a Wladimir Belliquanto sia utile questa infrastruttura.

 

5)  Facciamola finita con la cronosquadre nelle corse a tappe. Sono semplicemente ingiuste. 

 

6)  Se si considera la fatica, i pericoli cui sono sottoposti i ciclisti, la passione del pubblico verso i concorrenti, ritengo che il Montepremio delle gare ciclistiche “mondiali” vada assolutamente elevato.
E’ scandaloso se poi, lo confrontiamo con quello degli altri sport come il calcio, il tennis, il Golf ecc. decisamente “meno pesanti” per chi li esercita e “meno  trainanti” nel territorio in cui si svolgono.

 

 




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7 MAGLIE VERDI DELLA CLASSIFICA A PUNTI DEL TOUR DE FRANCE PER PETER SAGAN ! 
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Ordine d’arrivo 21a tappa TOUR DE FRANCE
1    Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal    3:04:08     
2    Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma          
3    Niccolò Bonifazio (Ita) Total Direct Energie          
4    Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Deceuninck-QuickStep          
5    Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data          
6    André Greipel (Ger) Arkéa Samsic          
7    
Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott          
8    Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo          
9    Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Sunweb          
10    Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe          
11    
Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida          
12    Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin          
13    
Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Wanty-Gobert          
14    Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis Solutions Credits          
15    Hugo Houle (Can) Astana Pro Team          
16    Jens Debusschere (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin          
17    Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team          
18    
Elia Viviani (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep          
19    William Bonnet (Fra) Groupama-FDJ          
20    Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team Emirates          
….

 


 
Classifica generale finale 106° TOUR DE FRANCE maglia gialla
1    Egan Bernal (Col) Team Ineos    82:57:00     

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

 



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Classifica finale a punti 106° TOUR DE FRANCE   maglia verde
1    Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe    316     pts
2    Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal    248     
3    Elia Viviani (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep    224     
4    Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida    209     
5    Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb    201     
6    Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott    192     
7    Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo    167     
8    Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) CCC Team    149     
9    Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma    146     
10    Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep    119     
….

 


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Classifica finale della montagna del 106° TOUR DE FRANCE   maglia a pois
1    Romain Bardet