7.17.2016

TdF 15: Team Sky Boredom... and more

NOT an exciting race. I watched it all but couldn't write because I was attending my son's race: way more interesting. My son was in a large break-away, worked maybe too much but his work allowed the break to fly 3' ahead the peloton, 700 m from the line he anticipated, because he isn't fast, was caught and still finished on 8th position. Bravo! I'm a very proud mom!
Son in the top ten! #proudmom
In the Tour there was a large break-away too. Majka and Serge Pawels fought for the KOM points and Majka finished 2nd so he secured the Polka Dot Jersey. But Pantano conquered the stage at the sprint while he was with Majka few seconds ahead Vuillermoz (3rd) and Reichenbach.
In the peloton Team Astana did a lot of work... for Team Sky, and in spite there was Nibali in the break-away. Aru 'attacked' but Valverde closes the gap. Froome and company had to do basicly nothing. 
Tomorrow I leave to Berne and to the Tour. I'll write but on my phone so don't expect much. 

Jarlinson Pantano:
"It's an incredible day for me. I came to the Tour de France thinking I'd try to win a stage but to do it is difficult to believe. I'd hope to do it but this is incredible. I want to thank my IAM teammates, who did a great job for me in the attack. I also want to thank my family, especially my wife, who have always supported me. This is a special day for me."

Alexis Vuillermoz:
"3rd place in this mountain 15th stage of the Tour de France at just 6 seconds! I can have some regrets about my placement in the descent but I prefer to keep improving my power day by day. Tomorrow start from Moirans in the mountain, 20 km from the town where I was born, Saint Claude. It's going to be a great moment: racing the TdF on my land! Thank you to the Jura shop and to all the inhabitants of San Claudien, Jurassien et Franc Comtois who support me since my debout!"

Rafal Majka:
“I'm happy with my performance today - it's not easy to take the KOM jersey and win the stage. I wanted to take everything but in the end I didn't want to take too much risk in the descent – I crashed four days ago and am still suffering a bit in my arms with the vibrations in the road. I knew Pantano would be quick at the finish, but still I'm happy with my race today.”

RESULTS
STAGE
1 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM Cycling 4:24:49  
2 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team  
3 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:06  
4 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ  
5 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:22  
6 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data 0:00:25  
7 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac  
8 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:30  
9 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
10 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac 0:02:08  
11 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre - Merida  
12 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18 0:02:10  
13 Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky 0:03:07  
14 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky  
15 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
16 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team  
17 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
18 Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
19 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff Team  
20 Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida  
21 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange  
22 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
23 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
24 Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step  
25 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
26 Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ  
27 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo  
28 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team  
29 Stef Clement (Ned) IAM Cycling 0:04:35  
30 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
31 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky  
32 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
33 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 0:09:06  
34 Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky  
35 Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
36 Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre - Merida  
37 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie  
38 Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie 0:12:00  
39 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18 0:12:04  
40 George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
41 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Orica-BikeExchange  
42 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
43 Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
44 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:13:49  
45 Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo  
46 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
47 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team  
48 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
49 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
50 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
51 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
52 Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
53 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ 0:14:26  
54 Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
55 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ  
56 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Tinkoff Team  
57 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Direct Energie 0:16:11  
58 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:16:41  
59 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
60 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
GC
1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 68:14:36  
2 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:47  
3 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange 0:02:45  
4 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 0:02:59  
5 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:03:17  
6 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:04  
7 Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:04:27  
8 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:04:47  
9 Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step 0:05:03  
10 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:05:16  
11 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff Team 0:05:24  
12 Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida 0:05:48  
13 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:05:54  
14 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ 0:08:40  
15 Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky 0:12:24  
16 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac  
17 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 0:12:47  
18 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:19:05  
19 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky 0:24:06  
20 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:27:44  
21 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18 0:27:59  
22 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:32:39  
23 Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:34:26  
24 Stef Clement (Ned) IAM Cycling 0:36:17  
25 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:36:52  
26 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:37:06  
27 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM Cycling 0:40:47  
28 Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek-Segafredo 0:46:19  
29 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:46:45  
30 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:48:23  
31 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data 0:48:40  
32 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:52:18  
33 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team 0:57:56  
34 Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky 0:59:17  
35 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18 1:00:01  
36 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1:01:29  
37 Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ 1:01:30  
38 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Team Sky 1:04:39  
39 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team 1:04:50  
40 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step 1:07:50  
POINTS
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team 340 pts
2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data 278  
3 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step 228  
MOUNTAIN
1 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team 127 pts
2 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 90  
3 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 69  
YOUTH
1 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange 68:17:21  
2 Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre - Merida 0:03:03  
3 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin 0:16:20  
4 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18 0:25:14  
5 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:45:38  
6 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - Quick-Step 1:05:05  
7 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital Concept 1:07:02  
8 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18 1:31:00  
9 Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre - Merida 1:42:17  
10 Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Lampre - Merida 1:55:29  
TEAM
1 Movistar Team 204:44:46  
2 Team Sky 0:07:08  
3 BMC Racing Team 0:09:40  
4 Astana Pro Team 0:38:59  
5 AG2R La Mondiale 0:41:55  
6 Trek-Segafredo 1:02:27  
7 Tinkoff Team 1:12:50  
8 Team Katusha 1:29:10  
9 IAM Cycling 1:33:47  
10 FDJ 1:37:12  
11 Orica-BikeExchange 1:50:06  
12 Lampre - Merida 2:11:22  
13 Team Giant-Alpecin 2:15:01  
14 Etixx - Quick-Step 2:19:46  
15 Bora-Argon 18 2:34:00  
16 Cofidis, Solutions Credits 2:49:08  
17 Team LottoNl-Jumbo 3:05:44  
18 Cannondale-Drapac 3:17:34  
19 Direct Energie 3:23:30  
20 Fortuneo - Vital Concept 3:34:52  
21 Dimension Data 3:51:03  
22 Lotto Soudal 4:36:53

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