LIVE Tour de France 2022 LIVE: Pidcock and Powless attack downhill, also Ciccone and Froome on the run, 4 ‘group


LIVE Tour de France 2022 LIVE: Pidcock and Powless attack downhill, also Ciccone and Froome on the run, 4 ‘group
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15.08 The descent ends: Pidcock and Powless are in the lead alone, about ten seconds behind the pursuers.

15.06 100 KILOMETERS TO ARRIVAL! Now Pidcock has jumped Powless and took the lead on his own.

15.04 Thomas Pidcock returns to Powless in a flash: the former British cross rider is truly an extraordinary downhill skier.

15.02 Powless took about ten seconds ahead of his fellow adventurers brushing the descent well.

15.00 Small acceleration in the group to take the descent in the leading positions.

14.59 Neilson Powless leads the leading group.

14.57 Here the descent starts again, along the slopes of the Col du Télégraphe. Froome and Pidcock are less than 10 ”from the lead.

14.56 Obvious slowdown of the group in this phase, 3’30 “gap.

14.55 While the counter-slope is about to end and then to resume the descent, Froome and Pidcock are returning to the leading seven.

14.54 Right at this moment the reunion between the four leaders and the three pursuers arrives. Seven men in charge now. They are Anthony Perez (Cofidis), Kobe Goossens, Louis Meintjes (Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux), Nelson Oliveira (Movistar), Neilson Powless (Groupama-FDJ), Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) and Sebastian Schönberger (B&B Hotels-KTM).

14.51 Between the leaders and the British couple there is always the trio formed by Sebastian Schoenberger (B&B), Nelson Oliveira (Movistar) and Kobe Goossens (Intermarché).

14.49 The delay of the Yellow Jersey group with respect to the head of the race reaches 2’30 “.

14.48 The four treads are now on the counter-slope section that divides the descent into two parts. The gap of Froome and Pidcock falls below one minute.

14.47 After the first 50 km today. 115 are missing.

14.46 Mechanical problem for Mattia Cattaneo who will have to change the bicycle.

14.45 At the head of the group the three Belgians of the Jumbo-Visma chat calmly. Van Aert, Benoot and Van Hooydonck alternate in drawing the trajectories.

14.43 The head of the race is formed by Louis Meintjes (Intermarché – Wanty Gobert Materiaux), Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo), Neilson Powless (EF-EasyPost) and Anthony Perez (Cofidis). Their lead over the British couple is 1’08 ”.

14.41 The two now go together and have taken about 50 ”on the group.

14.40 Now the Cyclocross World Champion has slowed down to wait for the more experienced compatriot.

14.39 Chris Froome is someone who has always been strong on the downhill, but Pidcock pulled him off in a few corners.

14.37 While Perez lets himself be taken back by Ciccone, Meintjes and Powless, Tom Pidcock is giving an absolute show on the hairpin bends. He has already gained over 30 ”on the group going to take back Froome and some of the old members of the breakaway.

14.35 This is the new top 10 of the GPM ranking. With two other HCs in today’s stage, the ranking can be redesigned further:

1 GESCHKE Simon 43 –
2 SIDE Pierre 35 –
3 VINGEGAARD ​​Jonas 30 –
4 BARGUIL Warren 30 –
5 PEREZ Anthony 20
6 POGAČAR Tadej 18 –
7 JUNGELS Bob 18 –
8 VAN AERT Wout 17 –
9 QUINTANA Nairo 15 –
10 CICCONE Julius 15

14.34 Extends from the head of the group Tom Pidcock, one who knows about descent.

14.32 Thus begins the very long descent that will lead almost to the foot of the Col de la Croix de Fer. Almost 40 km of descent interrupted only by a short stretch in a slight counter-slope.

14.30 After the passage of Oliveira, Goossens and Schoenberger, Chris Froome also passes, followed by the Yellow Jersey group.

14.29 Giulio Ciccone, Neilson Powless and Louis Meintjes pass with a 25 ”gap.

14.28 Anthony Perez takes the Galibier GPM and the 20 points up for grabs. The stage on the national holiday begins well for the French.

14.27 Anthony Perez increases his advantage, now close to the brow.

14.26 The four-time winner of the Tour took 30 ”on the group always pulled by Wout Van Aert.

14.23 Chris Froome extends with an action that takes us back to a few seasons ago. It would be nice to see him again protagonist in a stage like today.

14.22 30 km traveled, 2 are missing at the brow. Anthony Perez has 20 ”over Ciccone, Meintjes and Powless. The group is 2 ‘from the head of the race.

14.21 In the group the teams are lined up perfectly following the order of the general classification. Leading the Jumbo of leader Vingegaard, followed by the DSM of the second Bardet. Then the UAE of Pogacar and the INEOS of Geraint Thomas.

14.19 Not only Louvel, the group falls apart in pursuit of Perez under the pressure of Ciccone. Only Powless and Meintjes remain with him. These are certainly the three best climbers among the forwards.

14.19 Matis Louvel loses the wheels of his escape companions.

14.18 We remind you that Galibier’s GPM is an hors-categories. Therefore, 20 points are up for grabs for the first to cross the finish line.

14.16 4 km to the brow. Perez took a 20 ”lead.

14.15 As soon as Ciccone and Meintjes have completed the chase, Anthony Perez has stretched, detaching his escape companions.

14.14 They become eight at the head of the race. Meintjes and Ciccone reported on Anthony Perez (Cofidis), Kobe Goossens (Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux), Nelson Oliveira (Movistar), Neilson Powless (Groupama-FDJ), Matis Louvel (Arkea-Samsic) and Sebastian Schönberger (B&B Hotels-KTM).

14.12 Van Aert still reports the group on the many forwards. Probably the men of the Jumbo enter these attacks to try to stop and discourage.

14.10 Zimmerman’s work that brought Meintjes back to Ciccone’s wheels is finished. The two are 35 ”from the head of the race.

14.09 In the wake of Niv and Pinot, a large attacking group forms once again. There are even three Jumbo-Vismas inside.

14.07 The group shots are not finished yet. Guy Niv from Israel tries, closely followed by Thibaut Pinot!

14.05 Zimmerman and Meintjes are about to join the Italian Trek rider.

14.03 This is the section where the slopes become harder. The last 7 km are constantly around 8% gradient.

14.00 10 kilometers at the end of the Col du Galibier climb.

13.58 Extension of a pair of two men Intermarché. These are Georg Zimmerman and Louis Meintjes.

13.56 Ciccone returned to 45 ”from the leading sextet. The group is now reported at 1’35 ”.

13.54 The Abruzzese took a good advantage over the group. After a difficult week he finally seems to be in good shape.

13.52 Giulio Ciccone tries the extension!

13.52 After the first 20 km, the long ascent towards the 2600 meters of the Galibier continues.

13.50 Meanwhile the margin of Anthony Perez (Cofidis), Kobe Goossens (Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux), Nelson Oliveira (Movistar), Neilson Powless (Groupama-FDJ), Matis Louvel (Arkea-Samsic) and Sebastian Schönberger (B&B Hotels -KTM) dropped to 1’20 “.

13.48 Now the yellow-blacks put their heads to the group to shoot, in particular the usual Van Aert goes. It is difficult to explain the presence of Roglic and Kuss in that escape attempt.

13.47 It is precisely the men of Jumbo-Visma who are going to close. Strange action by the teammates of the Yellow Jersey.

13.46 An extremely large group with very interesting men moves. There are Primoz Roglic and Sepp Kuss of Jumbo, we also see Aleksandr Vlasov and Tom Pidcock.

13.45 Peter Sagan tries the extension. The Slovakian’s adventure ends immediately but his idea has given way to a very interesting attack.

13.43 Now Wout Van Aert has taken off in the fight for the Green Jersey, this is the top 10 after today’s passage at Le Monetier Leas Bains:

1 VAN AERT Wout 313
2 JAKOBSEN Fabio 155 –
3 POGAČAR Tadej 148 –
4 CORT Magnus 129 –
5 PHILIPSEN Jasper 116
6 LAPORTE Christophe 114 –
7 VINGEGAARD ​​Jonas 86 –
8 SAGAN Peter 86 –
9 CLARKE Simon 72 –
10 MATTHEWS Michael 68 –

13.41 Very long climb the one that the runners are facing now, a good 23 km at 5.1% average gradient.

13.39 Stopped the British attempt, Matteo Jorgenson, Magnus Cort and Nils Politt try to stretch. The strong headwind does not help the attacks.

13.38 Chris Froome moves. There are many who like him want to try to join the escape.

13.37 The first to cross the finish line was Kobe Goossens.

13.36 While the climb of the Galibier for the fugitives begins, Wout Van Aert gives us new proof of his greatness. He starts from the group like a rocket to anticipate the transition to the intermediate sprint and get points for the Green Jersey.

13.35 The men who make up the escape are the aforementioned Anthony Perez (Cofidis) and Kobe Goossens (Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux) together with Nelson Oliveira (Movistar), Neilson Powless (Groupama-FDJ), Matis Louvel (Arkea-Samsic) and Sebastian Schönberger (B&B Hotels-KTM).

13.32 Lampaert and Kruijswijk returned to the group, Kristian Sbaragli was also involved in the crash.

13.31 The group of six on the attack immediately takes a minute’s advantage. The day’s escape may have already started.

13.29 Six-hour team in command, but the platoon did not stop.

13.28 Attention, crash in a group: involved Yves Lampaert, first Yellow Jersey of this Tour, and Steven Kruijswijk, precious Vingegaard wingman.

13.27 Behind Powless move Anthony Perez (Cofidis) and Kobe Goossens (Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux).

13.25 Very high speed and several counterattacks. Today it will be hard to see the escape go away.

13.22 American Neilson Powless (EF) was among the first to move.


13.16 In the bike change transfer section for Nairo Quintana: the Colombian yesterday was an amazing second.

13.13 In white instead Tadej Pogacar who will try to redeem himself.

13.10 In the Yellow Jersey a smiling Jonas Vingegaard, author of the masterpiece yesterday and ready for another bang today.

13.08 The riders have just started the transfer.

13.05 The stage will start at 13.20, obviously preceded by a transfer section.

13.03 One of the most interesting hamlets of the whole race: Galibier, Croix de Fer and Alpe d’Huez, three historic climbs in the Alps.

13.00 The twelfth stage is scheduled today: Briançon-L’Alpe d’Huez, 165.1 kilometers long.

12.58 Hello and welcome to the Live Live broadcast of the twelfth stage of the Tour de France 2022.

Hello friends of OA Sport and welcome to LIVE LIVE of the twelfth stage of the Tour de France 2022. The queen fraction of Grande Boucle arrives with Galibier, Croix de Fer and Alpe d’Huez: you won’t be able to hide.

Stage of 165 kilometers and 4660 meters of elevation gain from Briancon until’Alpe d’Huez. Ready, go and immediately we will have to tackle the Col du Galibier again, this time from another side: 23 kilometers at 5.1% average gradient and runners’ legs that will become heavier from the first meters of the race. A long descent will lead the athletes to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne: from here the very long ascent to Col de la Croix de Fer will begin (29 kilometers at 5.2% average gradient). But the efforts are not over: the final blow will be given by the final ascent to Alpe d’Huez, a climb that has entered the epic of the Tour de France and cycling with the exploits of Fausto Coppi, Bernard Hinault and Marco Pantani. 13.8 kilometers at 8.1% average gradient with peaks around 12/13%.

It will recover Tadej Pogacar after yesterday’s black crisis? We’ll see if it was just a passing bad day or actually the Slovenian champion will be able to react right away: the yellow jersey of Jonas Vingegaard now it is a good 2’22 ”. The Dane is in spatial condition and can repeat another feat. Watch out for Nairo Quintana And Romain Bardetwho came out great from the Col du Granon stage, as well as Geraint Thomas. We’ll see if Aleksandr Vlasov will know how to stick to the best. Damiano Carusonow fallen out of the standings, he can try to hit a stage success.

OA Sport offers you the Full LIVE LIVE of the twelfth stage of the Tour de France 2022. The departure is scheduled for 1.20 pm and we will accompany you from the first moment to the finish. Good fun!

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