Tour de France 2019

July 6-28, Brussels, France, Road - WorldTour

Complete Live Report

Live commentary by:
Daniel Ostanek

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of stage 14 of the Tour de France. Today's stage is the first major Pyrenean test, running from Tarbes to the Col du Tourmalet.

 

Race hub

 

Start list

 

Stage 13: Alaphilippe wins Pau time trial

 

Philippa York analysis: Alaphilippe has changed how the Tour de France will be raced

 

Tour de France Pyrenees preview: The ancient and the modern

 

Cyclingnews podcast: The latest on Dennis' future as Alaphilippe stuns the Tour de France

 

Reaction from Thomas, Alaphilippe, Porte, Mas, Bardet and Yates after stage 13

 

 

  1. 13:02:39 CEST

    We're half an hour away from the start of the stage now, with a 15-minute neutralised section to follow before the real racing starts.

  2. 13:04:18 CEST

    Of course, the main theme of today is the same as yesterday – Team Ineos, more specifically Geraint Thomas vs race leader Julian Alaphilippe.

  3. 13:07:53 CEST

    Alaphilippe has, of course, never been in this position before, and his best performance on the WorldTour stage featuring a 2000+ metre climb was... 47th on stage 17 to Saint-Lary-Soulan last year, 14 minutes down.

  4. 13:10:02 CEST

    But before yesterday, Alaphilippe had never come close to winning mid-Grand Tour time trial, so we're in unknown territory here.

     

  5. 13:15:07 CEST

    Before all that though, there'll be the fight for the break in the opening kilometres. Stage hunters and KOM points hunters alike will be battling to get away from the peloton as they exit Tarbes.

     

  6. 13:21:45 CEST

    There's one KOM point on offer early on, the 1.4km, 6.5 per cent Côte de Lambatmale. That comes 16.5km into the stage.

     

    After 60.5km, the riders will crest the Col du Soulour, 11.9km long at 7.7 per cent. The small roads through the forests and then open fields turn into a wider road on the fast descent to the valley, which eventually leads the riders to the base of the Tourmalet.

     

    The Tourmalet is 19km long with a 7.4 per cent average gradient, with the final three kilometres the steepest. As well as the stage victory and time gains, the Souvenir Jacques Goddet is awarded at the top – a cash prize for the first rider up the Tourmalet, named after the second Tour director.

  7. 13:25:41 CEST

    The Tourmalet (2115m) is the first of three stage finishes above 2000 metres during this Tour. Tignes (2119m) on stage 19 and Val Thorens (2363m) on stage 20 are the other two.

     

    Other climbs above 2000 metres during this final week are: the Col de Vars (2104m), Col d'Izoard (2354m) and Col du Galibier (2622m), which all come on stage 18, and the Col d'Iseran (2751m) on stage 19.

     

  8. 13:31:44 CEST

    The riders are just about to set off in Tarbes.

     

  9. 13:34:15 CEST

    And off they go. They're in the neutralised section now.

     

  10. 13:38:57 CEST

    Interviewed at the start about yesterday's time trial, Adam Yates said "it is what it is" three times and "today's another day" twice. Not giving much away, then.

     

  11. 13:47:59 CEST

    The real depart has been delayed a little. The riders are still in the neutralised section now.

     

  12. 13:51:29 CEST

    Another four kilometres have been added to the neutralised section, thanks to some sort of protest further down the road.

     

  13. 13:53:38 CEST

    After yesterday's time trial, Max Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) and obviously Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) have left the race. Both men crashed on the same corner, and Schachmann has suffered a broken hand.

     

    There are no other non-starters today.

     

  14. 105km remaining from 117.5km

    14:08:34 CEST

    Sorry about the delay in updates. We've been having a few technical gremlins.

     

    The race has started, shortened to 109km after the elongated neturalised section. Peter Sagan and Vincenzo Nibali are among the early attackers!

  15. 14:11:05 CEST

    Sagan and Nibali now have 40 seconds on the peloton. Is this really going to be the main break of the day??

     

  16. 14:15:41 CEST

    KOM leader Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) and AG2R's Alexis Vuillermoz are chasing the old Liquigas pals Sagan and Nibali.

     

  17. 99km remaining from 117.5km

    14:16:59 CEST

    More riders are on the attack now. Nibali leaves Sagan behind on the first climb of the day to take a solitary KOM point.

  18. 14:18:08 CEST

    15 riders are chasing the lead duo.

     

  19. 14:20:29 CEST

    The groups have come together up front. We'll get a full list of riders shortly.

     

  20. 14:21:37 CEST

    The break is two minutes up on the peloton now.

     

  21. 93km remaining from 117.5km

    14:23:48 CEST

    Here you go...

     

    Vincenzo Nibali, Matej Mohorič (Bahrain-Merida)

    Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe)

    Alexis Vuillermoz (AG2R-La Mondiale)

    Matthieu Ladagnous (Groupama-FDJ)

    Carlos Verona (Movistar)

    Luis León Sánchez (Astana)

    Sergio Henao (UAE Team Emirates)

    Lennard Kämna (Team Sunweb)

    Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal)

    Lilian Calmejane, Romain Sicard, Rein Taaramäe (Total Direct Énergie)

    Ilnur Zakarin and Marco Haller (Katusha-Alpecin)

    Guillaume Martin (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)

    Élie Gesbert (Arkéa-Samsic)

     

  22. 14:26:56 CEST

    Simon Geschke (CCC Team) and Pierre-Luc Périchon (Cofidis) are trying to chase on.

     

  23. 14:28:14 CEST

    Guillaume Martin is the best-placed man on GC from the break. He's in 25th, just over nine minutes down.

     

  24. 14:31:13 CEST

    Here's our latest news from the Tour – Dan Martin on his time trial effort yesterday.

     

    Dan Martin rues heat after Tour de France time trial

     

     

  25. 86km remaining from 117.5km

    14:33:02 CEST

    The break has 2:30 over the peloton now, with 86km to race.

     

  26. 14:33:34 CEST

    Geschke and Périchon are 1:30 down on the break.

     

  27. 14:34:29 CEST

    And as soon as I say that, they give up on the chase and are reabsorbed into the peloton.

     

  28. 14:36:01 CEST

    The break are 30km from the top of the Col du Soulour, so around 19km from the base of the climb.

     

  29. 14:39:07 CEST

    French President Emmanuel Macron is at the race today, riding in the lead commissaire's car along with race director Christian Prudhomme.

     

  30. 80km remaining from 117.5km

    14:40:04 CEST

    Groupama-FDJ lead the peloton ahead of Deceuninck-QuickStep. Something in the works for Pinot later, presumably.

     

  31. 78km remaining from 117.5km

    14:44:05 CEST

    2:50 for the break now.

     

  32. 14:46:44 CEST

    Here's our preview of the upcoming days in the Pyrenees.

     

    Tour de France Pyrenees preview: The ancient and the modern

     

     

  33. 14:51:13 CEST

    The dynamic in the break...

     

    Sagan will hope to hold on as best he can on the Soulour, and catch back on the descent to take the intermediate sprint in the valley.

     

    Wellens is on the lookout for more mountain points, certainly on the Soulour, but maybe not on the Tourmalet with GC riders probably looking to compete for the stage win.

     

    Nibali, Sánchez, Zakarin, Henao, Verona, Vuillermoz, Total and Martin will all be hoping for a stage win.

     

    Ladagnous and Verona can possibly provide help to their GC men later on.

     

  34. 69km remaining from 117.5km

    14:56:59 CEST

    Taaramäe has a puncture, changes bike, and fights back to the break.

     

  35. 68km remaining from 117.5km

    14:59:30 CEST

    The break hit the Col du Soulour now.

     

  36. 66km remaining from 117.5km

    15:04:44 CEST

    The pace is telling in the peloton as sprinters drop off the back. Trentin, Viviani, Kristoff, Richeze are among the men out the back on the Soulour.

     

  37. 64km remaining from 117.5km

    15:10:46 CEST

    2:15 for the break now. They're 8.5km from the top of the climb.

     

  38. 15:14:41 CEST

    Luke Rowe (Ineos) and Kasper Asgreen (Deceunick-QuickStep) are up at the front of the peloton with FDJ.

     

  39. 15:16:15 CEST

    Haller and Taaramäe have been dropped from the break on the climb.

     

  40. 15:17:07 CEST

    Sagan is comfortable in the group.

     

  41. 62km remaining from 117.5km

    15:17:49 CEST

    Movistar move to the front of the peloton. The pace is up. Does this mean race on, 62km out?

     

  42. 15:18:05 CEST

    Marc Soler and Andrey Amador are the two men up front for Movistar.

     

  43. 15:18:20 CEST

    Ladagnous and Henao also dropped from the break.

     

  44. 15:20:29 CEST

    The break has split, 5km from the top of the Soulour. Zakarin, Wellens, Verona, Nibali, Sánchez and Kämna are up front.

     

  45. 61km remaining from 117.5km

    15:21:05 CEST

    There are maybe 40 riders left in the peloton now.

     

  46. 15:22:30 CEST

    Numerous riders are out the back of the peloton, scattered all over the road.

     

  47. 60km remaining from 117.5km

    15:23:11 CEST

    Romain Bardet is dropped! Wow. He wasn't going well but this is quite unexpected, four kilometres from the top of the Soulour.

     

  48. 15:25:02 CEST

    Here's our expert analysis on the race as it stands after the Pau time trial.

     

    Philippa York analysis: Alaphilippe has changed how the Tour de France will be raced

     

     

  49. 15:25:43 CEST

    Calmejane and Sicard have made it back to the lead break group.

     

  50. 15:26:08 CEST

    Adam Yates is suffering too! He's dropped three kilometres from the top.

     

    This is brutal stuff already.

     

  51. 59km remaining from 117.5km

    15:27:04 CEST

    Henao is brought back by the peloton. A bit of a surprise given that he's a good climber.

     

  52. 15:27:55 CEST

    Wellens and Nibali attack the break.

     

  53. 15:29:51 CEST

    The front of the race is totally blown apart now. Nibali and Wellens lead, while Zakarin is among the lead chasers.

     

    Bardet is well down now, as Brad Wiggins flies past him on the Eurosport moto.

  54. 57.5km remaining from 117.5km

    15:30:39 CEST

    Zakarin and Kämna chase Wellens, Nibali and Gesbert.

     

  55. 15:31:39 CEST

    Zakarin is 12 seconds down and closing. The remainder of the break is scattered down the mountain. Sagan is 45 seconds down on the leaders.

     

    The peloton is 1:30 back, while Bardet is a further 1:45 down.

     

  56. 15:32:29 CEST

    Fabio Aru drops from the peloton.

     

  57. 56km remaining from 117.5km

    15:33:47 CEST

    Zakarin can't make it across. Wellens and Nibali drop Gesbert in the final kilometre of the Soulour as the Belgian takes the points over the top.

     

    Zakarin is 30 seconds down.

     

  58. 15:34:41 CEST

    So it's Nibali vs Zakarin on the descent. If he couldn't make it back on the climb, I can't imagine the descent is going to go much better for the Russian.

     

  59. 15:35:02 CEST

    Mas and Mollema were among the riders at the rear of the peloton near the top, just hanging on.

     

  60. 15:36:00 CEST

    Bardet is two minutes down on the Movistar-led peloton now. No check on Yates at the moment.

     

  61. 15:40:06 CEST

    Bardet has three teamates with him in a pretty large group as they crest the top of the climb.

  62. 15:41:17 CEST

    Points on the Soulour...

     

    Wellens – 10

    Nibali – 8

    Gesbert – 6

    Zakarin – 4

    Sicard – 2

    Verona – 1

     

  63. 15:44:25 CEST

    Here's the latest edition of the Cyclingnews Podcast. There's discussion of Julian Alaphilippe's TT win and of Rohan Dennis' future after his bizarre withdrawal from the Tour, plus we hear from Geraint Thomas and more.

     

    Latest on Dennis' future as Alaphilippe stuns the Tour de France – Podcast

     

     

  64. 44km remaining from 117.5km

    15:46:59 CEST

    The peloton have caught much of the break now, including Sagan. Still, an opportunity for the Slovak to snag some points at the intermediate sprint – he wouldn't have been in the peloton at this point if he didn't get in the break earlier.

     

    Up front, Gesbert is with Nibali and Wellens.

     

  65. 15:49:01 CEST

    Movistar still lead the peloton, 1:20 down on the leaders. Bardet is now 4:20 back.

     

  66. 40km remaining from 117.5km

    15:51:21 CEST

    Adam Yates is almost back with the peloton now, though if he was in trouble on the Soulour, it'll be even tougher for him on the Tourmalet.

     

  67. 15:55:15 CEST

    Here's a shot of Wellens in the break from a little earlier on.

     

     

  68. 35km remaining from 117.5km

    15:56:08 CEST

    More riders are chasing back on in the valley. The Yates group is just about back, as is Jonathan Castroviejo (Team Ineos).

     

  69. 15:58:06 CEST

    Sicard, Calmejane and Sanchez are with Zakarin in the chase now. They're 15 seconds down on the leaders, while the peloton lies 50 seconds back.

     

  70. 32km remaining from 117.5km

    15:59:52 CEST

    Kämna is in the Zakarin group too. The leaders are approaching the intermediate sprint.

     

  71. 16:02:00 CEST

    Wellens leads the first group over the sprint ahead of Gesbert and Nibali. The Zakarin group follows a few seconds behind.

     

    40 seconds back, Sagan takes ninth and seven extra points for his green jersey tally.

     

  72. 16:02:55 CEST

    30km from the finish for the leaders now. So 11km from the base of the Tourmalet.

     

  73. 16:03:55 CEST

    Egan Bernal spoke before the race today, saying he suffered a lot in the time trial yesterday, and that he wouldn't get carried away in the mountains today.

     

    "Today is a special stage for us, Colombians, because it’s our national day, but we can’t let ourselves carried away by our emotions. This is the Tour de France, a very long race in which the 21 days count. We are in a good situation and we have to race smartly."

  74. 16:04:11 CEST

    The lead groups have merged.

  75. 16:06:10 CEST

    Bardet's group, pretty much an autobus at this point, passes through the sprint point.

     

  76. 27km remaining from 117.5km

    16:07:57 CEST

    Sicard has attacked the break.

     

  77. 16:09:32 CEST

    Jonathan Castroviejo was catching back to the peloton not long ago, and here you can view him – as well as the other national TT champions – in action in Pau yesterday.

     

    Tour de France time trial national champions jerseys – Gallery

     

     

  78. 16:13:01 CEST

    A bit of a futile move from Sicard, but Total may as well try something, seeing as they have two men in the lead group.

     

  79. 23km remaining from 117.5km

    16:13:31 CEST

    Nibali, Wellens and Kämna are caught by the peloton.

     

  80. 16:14:41 CEST

    We haven't seen Gesbert, Sánchez, Zakarin and Calmejane getting caught, but it looks like it's just Sicard out front now. 

     

  81. 21km remaining from 117.5km

    16:16:08 CEST

    The gap has gone out a bit now. Sicard has 1:20 on the peloton.

     

  82. 19km remaining from 117.5km

    16:19:21 CEST

    • Attack

    Gesbert and Calmejane are still in between Sicard and the peloton.

     

    Sicard hits the base of the Tourmalet!

     

  83. 16:22:19 CEST

    David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) holds the Strava record on the Tourmalet from Sainte-Marie-de-Campin. Will anyone beat his time of 50:35? The biggest question of the day, for sure.

     

  84. 17.5km remaining from 117.5km

    16:22:58 CEST

    Nibali, Sagan, Wellens, Zakarin are dropped from the peloton. They've already done what they could today.

     

  85. 16:24:49 CEST

    Gesbert attacks Calmejane.

     

  86. 16km remaining from 117.5km

    16:26:16 CEST

    Gesbert is closing in on Sicard, though their time out front is certainly limited. The peloton trails by a minute.

     

  87. 16:26:47 CEST

    Movistar are still working at the front of the peloton.

     

  88. 16:27:38 CEST

    Gesbert pushes on alone, dropping Sicard.

     

  89. 16:28:41 CEST

    Lutsenko and Sánchez drop the from the peloton. Fuglsang loses a few helpers.

     

    Maybe 30 riders remain in the peloton.

     

  90. 16:28:59 CEST

    50 seconds between the peloton and Gesbert.

     

  91. 14km remaining from 117.5km

    16:32:17 CEST

    Yates is dropped from the peloton again.

     

  92. 16:32:44 CEST

    Jack Haig and Simon Yates are with him, along with Patrick Konrad, who had a mechanical.

     

  93. 16:33:33 CEST

    Gesbert remains 35 seconds up on the peloton.

     

  94. 13.5km remaining from 117.5km

    16:34:14 CEST

    Martin is at the back of the peloton. He doesn't look great.

     

  95. 16:34:49 CEST

    Martin is losing a few metres now.

     

  96. 16:36:34 CEST

    Alaphilippe is up towards the front of the peloton, behind Movistar, Ineos and Jumbo.

     

  97. 16:36:53 CEST

    Martin and Guillaume Martin are struggling at the rear of the group.

     

  98. 12km remaining from 117.5km

    16:37:46 CEST

    Swiss champion Reichenbach is also out the back.

     

  99. 16:38:01 CEST

    Pello Bilbao is also dropped, while Castroviejo holds on.

     

  100. 16:38:40 CEST

    Yates is a minute down on the peloton now. It looks like it's over for the Brit. Bardet was over four minutes down at last check – he's well out of the picture at this point.

     

  101. 16:40:22 CEST

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  102. 11km remaining from 117.5km

    16:40:37 CEST

    Gesbert has just 20 seconds on the peloton now.

     

  103. 16:41:56 CEST

    Movistar still have four men on the front, plus Quintana. Amador, Valverde, Landa and Soler are up there.

     

    Quintana is right at the back of the group though. Huh...

     

  104. 16:42:28 CEST

    Amador's work is done. He drops back.

     

  105. 16:42:53 CEST

    Gesbert is caught. It's all about the GC men now.

     

  106. 10km remaining from 117.5km

    16:43:49 CEST

    Kreuziger pops off the back. He's 19th overall, just over six minutes down. Aru joins him too.

     

    And Quintana is in trouble!

     

  107. 16:44:40 CEST

    Quintana is definitively dropped.

     

  108. 9.5km remaining from 117.5km

    16:45:41 CEST

    Barguil attacks!

     

  109. 16:45:57 CEST

    Movistar stopped riding.

     

  110. 16:47:00 CEST

    Barguil attacked right from the back of the group then. Surely a bit of wasted energy to make his way past them all.

     

  111. 8km remaining from 117.5km

    16:48:44 CEST

    Ineos are leading the peloton now.

     

  112. 16:49:06 CEST

    12 seconds between Barguil and the peloton, while Quintana is another 13 back.

     

  113. 16:49:42 CEST

    Yates is over two minutes down.

     

  114. 16:50:24 CEST

    Marc Soler is back with Quintana.

     

    Alaphilippe is at the rear of the GC group.

     

  115. 7km remaining from 117.5km

    16:50:44 CEST

    Gaudu launches at the front with Pinot on his wheel!

     

  116. 16:50:56 CEST

    Fuglsang and Landa chase.

     

  117. 16:51:19 CEST

    Alaphilippe, Mas and Kangert are at the rear of the group.

     

  118. 16:52:13 CEST

    Mollema is dropped, along with Kangert.

     

  119. 16:53:33 CEST

    19 seconds between the GC group and Barguil. Quintana is 55 seconds down on the Frenchman. Yates is 2:45 back, while Bardet is a mere ten minutes back.

     

  120. 6km remaining from 117.5km

    16:54:49 CEST

    The GC group, led by Gaudu and Pinot, are closing in on Barguil.

     

  121. 16:55:39 CEST

    Alaphilippe is just behind Thomas in the peloton now. They're both pretty far back in the group though.

     

    Barguil is brought back.

     

  122. 5.5km remaining from 117.5km

    16:56:14 CEST

    Porte has been dropped now. Enric Mas is struggling at the back of the group too.

     

  123. 16:57:13 CEST

    Valverde and Poels are now at the rear of the group. Poels drops off.

     

  124. 5km remaining from 117.5km

    16:58:23 CEST

    It's Thomas then Alaphilippe and Valverde at the rear of the GC group now. Maybe around 10-15 men left.

     

  125. 16:59:49 CEST

    Gaudu is still working at the front. A great job by the Frenchman so far.

     

  126. 4km remaining from 117.5km

    17:00:40 CEST

    Gaudu pushes on once again! There's daylight between him and the rest.

     

    Valverde and Barguil drop.

     

  127. 17:00:54 CEST

    Jumbo take it up on the front.

     

  128. 17:01:41 CEST

    They catch Gaudu, his job is done.

     

  129. 17:02:13 CEST

    Three left for Jumbo, two for Ineos in the front group.

     

  130. 3.5km remaining from 117.5km

    17:02:49 CEST

    Mas and Porte are 40 seconds down, Quintana is at 1:50, Yates 3:45.

     

  131. 17:03:22 CEST

    Buchmann is also in the lead group. Forgot to add him to our situation bar on the right there.

     

  132. 3km remaining from 117.5km

    17:03:35 CEST

    Barguil makes it back to the group.

     

  133. 17:04:51 CEST

    Jumbo are keeping it steady up front with De Plus, who drops off.

     

  134. 17:05:05 CEST

    Ten men left now. Bennett takes it up.

     

  135. 2.5km remaining from 117.5km

    17:06:00 CEST

    Once Bennett pulls off, it'll be every man for himself.

     

  136. 17:06:25 CEST

    Alaphilippe, Fuglsang and Barguil are at the back of the group.

     

  137. 2km remaining from 117.5km

    17:06:53 CEST

    2km to race now. Still it's Bennett on the front.

     

  138. 1.5km remaining from 117.5km

    17:07:36 CEST

    Barguil and Fuglsang are dropped!

     

  139. 17:07:57 CEST

    Uran is dropped too.

     

  140. 17:08:44 CEST

    Bennett is still leading this group. Thomas is at the back.

     

  141. 1.2km remaining from 117.5km

    17:08:59 CEST

    Buchmann takes it up!

     

  142. 17:09:10 CEST

    Bernal and Pinot follow. Thomas is dropped!

     

  143. 17:09:27 CEST

    Kruijswijk, Alapahilippe and Landa are up there.

     

  144. 0.7km remaining from 117.5km

    17:09:59 CEST

    Buchmann pushes on again. Pinot and Bernal quick to follow.

     

  145. 17:10:33 CEST

    Uran passes Thomas. The Welshman has truly cracked.

     

  146. 17:10:50 CEST

    Alaphilippe looks perfectly fine in this group. Unbelievable.

     

  147. 17:11:31 CEST

    Pinot leads into the closing metres!

     

  148. 17:11:42 CEST

    Bernal and Alaphilippe chase.

     

  149. 17:12:04 CEST

    Pinot wins on the Tourmalet!

     

  150. 17:12:32 CEST

    Alaphilippe beats Kruijswijk for second. Bernal, Buchmann and Landa follow.

     

  151. 17:12:47 CEST

    Uran 30 seconds down. Thomas 36.

     

  152. 17:13:16 CEST

    Almost a minute for Fuglsang and Valverde.

     

  153. 17:14:24 CEST

    Porte loses two minutes.

     

  154. 17:15:19 CEST

    Quintana finishes over three minutes down.

     

  155. 17:16:06 CEST

    So Alaphilippe extends his general classification lead today. Obviously...

     

  156. 17:21:06 CEST

    A good day for France today. Sicard, Gesbert and Barguil on the attack for much of the day. Gaudu working his socks off for Pinot, who won the stage, and Alaphilippe somehow extending his GC lead.

     

  157. 17:25:39 CEST

    Stage result

     

    1 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 3:10:20
    2 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:06
    3 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:00:06
    4 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:08
    5 Egan Bernal (Col) Team Ineos 0:00:08
    6 Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:14
    7 Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First 0:00:30
    8 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Ineos 0:00:36
    9 Warren Barguil (Fra) Arkéa Samsic 0:00:38
    10 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 0:00:53

     

    General Classification after stage 14

     

    1 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep 56:11:29
    2 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Ineos 0:02:02
    3 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:02:14
    4 Egan Bernal (Col) Team Ineos 0:03:00
    5 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:03:12
    6 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:03:12
    7 Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First 0:04:24
    8 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 0:05:22
    9 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:05:27
    10 Enric Mas (Spa) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:05:38

     

  158. 17:33:55 CEST

    Here's a shot of Pinot celebrating his victory.

     

     

  159. 17:36:35 CEST

    "The Tour isn't finished yet," said Pinot after the stage. "We will continue to fight."

     

    He also hailed Gaudu, saying that his teammate was "the future".

  160. 17:43:54 CEST

    Geraint Thomas after the finish...

     

    "From the start I didn't feel great. I was hoping I'd come around a bit and obviously on the last climb it was just a matter of staying there as long as possible. I knew they'd kick at the end and I just tried to ride at my own pace and not go with them and die and lose more time."

  161. 17:54:06 CEST

    Jumbo superdomestique Laurens De Plus was confident about his team going forward.

     

    "It's crazy. Even if we don't have the yellow jersey, it's like we're living the yellow dream. It's crazy, this Tour de France for our team so far. We have so much confidence and with a leader like Steven Kruijswijk we know he never cracks. It's a wonderful Tour for us so far."

  162. 17:56:46 CEST

    Some big losses among the GC guys today...

     

    Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Ineos 0:00:36

    Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 0:00:53

    Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 0:02:05

    Enric Mas (Spa) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:02:54

    Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 0:03:24

    Dan Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates 0:05:35

    Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 0:06:42

    Patrik Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:12:39

    Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:20:19

     

  163. 18:15:20 CEST

  164. 18:26:11 CEST

    Here's a great shot of the leaders towards the top of the Tourmalet today.

     

     

  165. 18:28:57 CEST

    Here's a selection of finish line quotes from after the stage.

     

    Reaction from Pinot, Thomas, Kruijswijk, Quintana and more

     

  166. 18:56:18 CEST

    We'll have more news and reaction coming through the evening, so keep checking back to Cyclingnews for that.

     

    There'll be analysis of the stage, and we'll be hearing from Ineos, Jumbo-Visma and Movistar, as well as Alaphilippe, Porte and Bardet.

  167. 19:28:32 CEST

    Our full gallery and full results from the stage are up now, along with the full stage 14 report.

     

    Click through to see it all.

     

     

  168. 19:46:06 CEST

    Tour de France: Movistar miscues sink Quintana's GC bid

     

    'If we had known he was going badly, we wouldn't have worked like that' says team boss

     

     

  169. 20:06:39 CEST

    Tour de France: Pinot delivers for French fans on the Tourmalet – Video

    Highlights from the dramatic summit finish on the iconic Tour climb, as Pinot takes the stage and Alaphilippe extends his race lead.

  170. 21:28:36 CEST

    Tour de France: Richie Porte 'explodes' on the Tourmalet but limits losses

     

    Trek-Segafredo leader vows to keep 'chipping away' at time deficit after finishing 14th and losing 2:05 to stage winner Pinot on the Tourmalet

     

     

  171. 21:30:23 CEST

    Tour de France: Jumbo-Visma show their strength on the Tourmalet

     

    'I was really surprised Geraint Thomas cracked' says George Bennett, as team leader Steven Kruijswijk takes third on the stage, consolidating third overall

     

     

  172. 21:31:35 CEST

    Tour de France: Geraint Thomas suffers huge blow to title defence on the Tourmalet

     

    Ineos forced to pick up the pieces after their worst day in the mountains in years.

     

    "I just didn’t feel quite on it from the start. I was quite weak. In the end, I knew I just had to pace it. I didn’t really attempt to follow when they kicked," says Thomas.

     

     

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