Alexander Kristoff Surprised By 2nd Tour de France Win

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN

NIMES, France, July 20, 2014 (AFP) – Norwegian Alexander Kristoff admitted
he was surprised to win Sunday’s 15th stage of the Tour de France over 222km
from Tallard to Nimes.

The 27-year-old said he had expected German pair Marcel Kittel and Andre
Greipel to beat him but they came home 11th and fourth respectively in a wet
sprint finish.

Kristoff, who also won Thursday’s 12th stage in Saint-Etienne, said that
was probably due to them suffering more than him from the previous two days in
the Alps.

The Katusha sprinter added that by the time the peloton reaches Paris and
the final stage finish on the Champs Elysees, the German duo are likely to be
firing on all cylinders.

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“For sure it would be great to win in Paris but normally it’s not me the
fastest,” he said.

“I will still have to beat Kittel and Greipel there. It’s been hard for
them the last two days in the mountains but they will probably be fresher in
Paris than they are now.

“I’m a few kilogrammes lighter than those guys so maybe I could survive
better than them these last few days in the mountains. I’d like to win in
Paris and if I can do that it would be the perfect Tour.”


Tour de France 2014 – Etape 15 – Alexander Kristoff l’emporte pour la 2e fois sur ce Tour by Cyclismactu

Another who missed out again was Slovak Peter Sagan.

He came third, his eighth top four finish at this Tour without actually
winning a stage.

But the 24-year-old, who has a huge lead in the green jersey competition
which he will almost certainly win for a third straight year if he gets to
Paris, said he had picked the wrong wheel to follow.


Tour de France 2014 – Etape 4 – Peter Sagan : “Je suis tombé à 15 kilomètres” by Cyclismactu

“It was a bit stressful, we were waiting for wind and we got rain,” said
the Cannondale leader.

“I’m happy this stage is over. I could have done better but I was behind
Kittel with Greipel just ahead, but they didn’t sprint, I don’t know why.

“When I wanted to launch my sprint, it was too late.”

The late charge from the peloton denied the two breakaway riders, New
Zealander Jack Bauer and Swiss champion Martin Elmiger, the chance to hold on
for a famous victory.

Bauer was only caught in the final 100-metres after both had stayed away
for the entire 222km stage.

Garmin’s Bauer, 29, said it was “a bitter disappointment” to come so close
but miss out after such a huge effort.

“A break is not just a group of people who are stronger than the other 180
riders and they just ride away,” he said.

“It’s a shuffle at the start of the stage, it’s a positioning thing, it’s a
motivational thing after two hard days.

“A lot of people wanted a sprint finish but for us (Garmin) it was
important. After losing (leader Andrew) Talansky and not really having many
stages in the last week that suit us, today was a day we had to gamble that a
break would stay away. It was so close but so far.”

Elmiger’s disappointment was tempered by the fact that his Australian IAM
teammate Heinrich Haussler came second.

“It was a good escape with Jack Bauer, we worked well together,” said the
35-year-old.

“I didn’t feel great all day but we rode at a good tempo, although it
wasn’t enough.”

Elmiger suggested their jockeying in the final kilometre had perhaps cost
them the chance of holding out.

“Neither of us wanted to ride flat out at the end, we were playing around a
bit, neither going full gas to the end.

“I knew he could be good in the sprint and I didn’t want to go too soon.

“Behind they came very fast but we got second with Heinrich Haussler so
that’s OK.”


Tour de France 2014 – Etape 15 – Vincenzo Nibali solide maillot jaune avant d’attaquer les Pyrénées by Cyclismactu

Results from the 15th stage of Tour de
France, a 222km ride from Tallard to Nimes on Sunday:

1. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 4h56min 43sec
(average: 44,9 km/h)
2. Heinrich Haussler (AUS/IAM) at 0:00.
3. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 0:00.
4. André Greipel (GER/LTB) 0:00.
5. Mark Renshaw (AUS/OPQ) 0:00.
6. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 0:00.
7. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/GRM) 0:00.
8. Romain Feillu (FRA/BSE) 0:00.
9. Michael Albasini (SUI/ORI) 0:00.
10. Jack Bauer (NZL/GRM) 0:00.
11. Marcel Kittel (GER/GIA) 0:00.
12. Bernhard Eisel (AUT/SKY) 0:00.
13. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA/ALM) 0:00.
14. José Joaquin Rojas (ESP/MOV) 0:00.
15. Niki Terpstra (NED/OPQ) 0:00.
16. Martin Elmiger (SUI/IAM) 0:00.
17. Jürgen Roelandts (BEL/LTB) 0:00.
18. Nélson Oliveira (POR/LAM) 0:00.
19. Cyril Lemoine (FRA/COF) 0:00.
20. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 0:00.
21. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 0:00.
22. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 0:00.
23. Bauke Mollema (NED/BKN) 0:00.
24. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 0:00.
25. Rui Costa (POR/LAM) 0:00.
26. Mickael Delage (FRA/FDJ) 0:00.
27. Alessandro Petacchi (ITA/OPQ) 0:00.
28. Michele Scarponi (ITA/AST) 0:00.
29. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 0:00.
30. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 0:00.
31. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 0:00.
32. Michael Schär (SUI/BMC) 0:00.
33. Michael Morkov (DEN/TIN) 0:00.
34. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 0:00.
35. Jean Christophe Peraud (FRA/ALM) 0:00.
36. Peter Velits (SVK/BMC) 0:00.
37. José Herrada Lopez (ESP/MOV) 0:00.
38. Leopold König (CZE/APP) 0:00.
39. Jan Bakelants (BEL/OPQ) 0:00.
40. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC) 0:00.
41. Laurens ten Dam (NED/BKN) 0:00.
42. Andriy Grivko (UKR/AST) 0:00.
43. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 0:00.
44. Yukiya Arashiro (JPN/EUC) 0:00.
45. Reto Hollenstein (SUI/IAM) 0:00.
46. Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA/FDJ) 0:00.
47. Bram Tankink (NED/BKN) 0:00.
48. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/BKN) 0:00.
49. Marcel Wyss (SUI/IAM) 0:00.
50. Kévin Reza (FRA/EUC) 0:00.
51. Haimar Zubeldia (ESP/TRE) 0:00.
52. Jens Voigt (GER/TRE) 0:00.
53. Mickaël Cherel (FRA/ALM) 0:00.
54. Frank Schleck (LUX/TRE) 0:00.
55. Luis Ángel Maté (ESP/COF) 0:00.
56. Cyril Gautier (FRA/EUC) 0:00.
57. Markel Irizar (ESP/TRE) 0:00.
58. Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL/LTB) 0:00.
59. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/LAM) 0:00.
60. Paul Voss (GER/APP) 0:00.
61. Johan Van Summeren (BEL/GRM) 0:00.
62. Matteo Montaguti (ITA/ALM) 0:00.
63. Anthony Delaplace (FRA/BSE) 0:00.
64. Brice Feillu (FRA/BSE) 0:00.
65. Maxim Iglinskiy (KAZ/AST) 0:00.
66. Alex Howes (USA/GRM) 0:00.
67. Ben Gastauer (LUX/ALM) 0:00.
68. Jérôme Pineau (FRA/IAM) 0:00.
69. Jens Keukeleire (BEL/ORI) 0:00.
70. Richie Porte (AUS/SKY) 0:16.
71. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/IAM) 0:18.
72. Bartosz Huzarski (POL/APP) 0:18.
73. Yury Trofimov (RUS/KAT) 0:18.
74. Matteo Trentin (ITA/OPQ) 0:18.
75. Benoit Jarrier (FRA/BSE) 0:18.
76. Jeremy Roy (FRA/FDJ) 0:18.
77. José Mendes (POR/APP) 0:18.
78. Tiago Machado (POR/APP) 0:18.
79. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV) 0:18.
80. Kristjan Koren (SLO/CAN) 0:18.
81. Daniel Oss (ITA/BMC) 0:18.
82. Tony Martin (GER/OPQ) 0:18.
83. Roy Curvers (NED/GIA) 0:18.
84. Michael Rogers (AUS/TIN) 0:18.
85. Sébastien Minard (FRA/ALM) 0:18.
86. John Gadret (FRA/MOV) 0:18.
87. Adam Hansen (AUS/LTB) 0:24.
88. Marcel Sieberg (GER/LTB) 0:24.
89. Maarten Wijnants (BEL/BKN) 0:24.
90. Lars Boom (NED/BKN) 0:24.
91. Alessandro Vanotti (ITA/AST) 0:28.
92. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 0:28.
93. Koen de Kort (NED/GIA) 0:34.
94. Gregory Rast (SUI/TRE) 0:34.
95. Lars Ytting Bak (DEN/LTB) 0:37.
96. Yohann Gene (FRA/EUC) 0:39.
97. Jon Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 0:49.
98. Maciej Bodnar (POL/CAN) 0:49.
99. William Bonnet (FRA/FDJ) 1:03.
100. Tom Veelers (NED/GIA) 1:14.
101. Roger Kluge (GER/IAM) 1:21.
102. Gatis Smukulis (LAT/KAT) 1:26.
103. Marco Marcato (ITA/CAN) 1:34.
104. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/BKN) 1:55.
105. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LTB) 1:55.
106. Rudy Molard (FRA/COF) 1:55.
107. Rubén Plaza (ESP/MOV) 1:55.
108. Jean-Marc Bideau (FRA/BSE) 1:55.
109. Fabio Sabatini (ITA/CAN) 1:55.
110. Simon Gerrans (AUS/ORI) 2:05.
111. Luke Durbridge (AUS/ORI) 2:05.
112. Peter Stetina (USA/BMC) 2:05.
113. Matthew Busche (USA/TRE) 2:05.
114. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR/SKY) 2:05.
115. Matteo Tosatto (ITA/TIN) 2:05.
116. Benjamin King (USA/GRM) 2:05.
117. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) 2:05.
118. Amaël Moinard (FRA/BMC) 2:05.
119. Mikel Nieve (ESP/SKY) 2:05.
120. Alexandre Pichot (FRA/EUC) 2:05.
121. Lieuwe Westra (NED/AST) 2:05.
122. Simon Yates (ENG/ORI) 2:05.
123. Christian Meier (CAN/ORI) 2:05.
124. José Serpa Perez (COL/LAM) 2:05.
125. Jan Bárta (CZE/APP) 2:05.
126. Svein Tuft (CAN/ORI) 2:05.
127. Luca Paolini (ITA/KAT) 2:15.
128. Danny Pate (USA/SKY) 2:19..

129. Chris Horner (USA/LAM) 2:19.
130. Arnold Jeannesson (FRA/FDJ) 2:25.
131. Cedric Pineau (FRA/FDJ) 2:25.
132. Arnaud Gerard (FRA/BSE) 2:31.
133. Giovanni Visconti (ITA/MOV) 2:31.
134. Florian Vachon (FRA/BSE) 2:31.
135. Daniele Bennati (ITA/TIN) 2:31.
136. Tom Slagter (NED/GRM) 2:33.
137. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 2:33.
138. Simon Clarke (AUS/ORI) 2:45.
139. Marcus Burghardt (GER/BMC) 3:35.
140. Nicolas Roche (IRL/TIN) 3:37.
141. Tom Leezer (NED/BKN) 3:39.
142. Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 4:26.
143. Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ/AST) 4:26.
144. Zakkari Dempster (AUS/APP) 4:26.
145. Andreas Schillinger (GER/APP) 4:26.
146. Adrien Petit (FRA/COF) 4:26.
147. Albert Timmer (NED/GIA) 4:50.
148. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ) 5:19.
149. Armindo Fonseca (FRA/BSE) 5:22.
150. Blel Kadri (FRA/ALM) 5:22.
151. Elia Viviani (ITA/CAN) 5:22.
152. Jean-Marc Marino (FRA/CAN) 5:22.
153. Florian Guillou (FRA/BSE) 5:22.
154. Christophe Riblon (FRA/ALM) 5:22.
155. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 12:20.
156. Vladimir Isaichev (RUS/KAT) 12:20.
157. Michal Golas (POL/OPQ) 12:20.
158. Perrig Quemeneur (FRA/EUC) 12:20.
159. Sergio Paulinho (POR/TIN) 12:20.
160. Simon Spilak (SLO/KAT) 12:20.
161. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 12:20.
162. Sébastien Reichenbach (SWI/IAM) 12:20.
163. Benat Intxausti (ESP/MOV) 12:20.
164. Julien Simon (FRA/COF) 12:20.
165. Rein Taaramae (EST/COF) 12:20.
166. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 12:20.
167. Davide Cimolai (ITA/LAM) 12:20.
168. David Lopez (ESP/SKY) 12:20.
169. Alessandro De Marchi (ITA/CAN) 12:20.
170. Sébastian Langeveld (NED/GRM) 12:20.
171. Cheng Ji (CHN/GIA) 12:20.

Overall standings after the 15th stage
of the Tour de France, a 222km ride from Tallard to Nimes on Sunday:

1. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 66h49min 37sec
2. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) at 4:37.
3. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 4:50.
4. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 5:06.
5. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 5:49.
6. Jean Christophe Peraud (FRA/ALM) 6:08.
7. Bauke Mollema (NED/BKN) 8:33.
8. Leopold König (CZE/APP) 9:32.
9. Laurens ten Dam (NED/BKN) 10:01.
10. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC) 10:48.
11. Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL/LTB) 11:02.
12. Haimar Zubeldia (ESP/TRE) 11:10.
13. Rui Costa (POR/LAM) 12:57.
14. Frank Schleck (LUX/TRE) 14:37.
15. Richie Porte (AUS/SKY) 16:19.
16. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 19:24.
17. Yury Trofimov (RUS/KAT) 19:30.
18. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 20:18.
19. Brice Feillu (FRA/BSE) 21:00.
20. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/BKN) 22:30.
21. Mikel Nieve (ESP/SKY) 23:09.
22. Chris Horner (USA/LAM) 26:18.
23. John Gadret (FRA/MOV) 33:13.
24. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 39:12.
25. Ben Gastauer (LUX/ALM) 41:28.
26. Peter Velits (SVK/BMC) 45:33.
27. Jan Bakelants (BEL/OPQ) 49:03.
28. Cyril Gautier (FRA/EUC) 50:17.
29. Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 52:26.
30. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 52:36.
31. Michael Rogers (AUS/TIN) 53:23.
32. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LTB) 54:05.
33. Luis Ángel Maté (ESP/COF) 1h06:28.
34. Bram Tankink (NED/BKN) 1h08:30.
35. Marcel Wyss (SUI/IAM) 1h11:34.
36. Arnold Jeannesson (FRA/FDJ) 1h13:58.
37. Tony Martin (GER/OPQ) 1h14:27.
38. Peter Stetina (USA/BMC) 1h19:04.
39. José Joaquin Rojas (ESP/MOV) 1h19:49.
40. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/IAM) 1h22:37.
41. Michael Schär (SUI/BMC) 1h24:26.
42. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 1h25:51.
43. Giovanni Visconti (ITA/MOV) 1h27:58.
44. Jon Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 1h28:11.
45. Mickaël Cherel (FRA/ALM) 1h28:23.
46. Paul Voss (GER/APP) 1h32:09.
47. Michele Scarponi (ITA/AST) 1h33:50.
48. Nicolas Roche (IRL/TIN) 1h35:29.
49. Amaël Moinard (FRA/BMC) 1h37:17.
50. Michal Golas (POL/OPQ) 1h37:39.
51. José Serpa Perez (COL/LAM) 1h40:44.
52. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 1h41:03.
53. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 1h41:56.
54. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/LAM) 1h42:38.
55. Alessandro De Marchi (ITA/CAN) 1h47:24.
56. Adam Hansen (AUS/LTB) 1h49:47.
57. Benjamin King (USA/GRM) 1h50:19.
58. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 1h51:13.
59. Jérôme Pineau (FRA/IAM) 1h52:25.
60. Martin Elmiger (SUI/IAM) 1h53:12.
61. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 1h53:26.
62. Rudy Molard (FRA/COF) 1h54:12.
63. Daniel Oss (ITA/BMC) 1h56:49.
64. Jens Keukeleire (BEL/ORI) 1h57:13.
65. Florian Guillou (FRA/BSE) 1h59:02.
66. Tom Slagter (NED/GRM) 1h59:05.
67. Simon Gerrans (AUS/ORI) 2h01:22.
68. Michael Albasini (SUI/ORI) 2h01:52.
69. Lars Ytting Bak (DEN/LTB) 2h04:38.
70. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 2h05:39.
71. Markel Irizar (ESP/TRE) 2h06:23.
72. Marco Marcato (ITA/CAN) 2h08:26.
73. Jeremy Roy (FRA/FDJ) 2h08:42.
74. Jan Bárta (CZE/APP) 2h09:26.
75. Tiago Machado (POR/APP) 2h10:29.
76. Lieuwe Westra (NED/AST) 2h10:33.
77. José Herrada Lopez (ESP/MOV) 2h11:30.
78. Rubén Plaza (ESP/MOV) 2h12:31.
79. Yukiya Arashiro (JPN/EUC) 2h12:51.
80. Matteo Montaguti (ITA/ALM) 2h16:40.
81. Matteo Trentin (ITA/OPQ) 2h16:41.
82. Kévin Reza (FRA/EUC) 2h16:58.
83. Simon Yates (ENG/ORI) 2h17:10.
84. Johan Van Summeren (BEL/GRM) 2h18:00.
85. Koen de Kort (NED/GIA) 2h18:55.
86. Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA/FDJ) 2h20:03.
87. Niki Terpstra (NED/OPQ) 2h20:48.
88. Blel Kadri (FRA/ALM) 2h22:11.
89. Bartosz Huzarski (POL/APP) 2h23:09.
90. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV) 2h25:08.
91. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/BKN) 2h27:00.
92. Heinrich Haussler (AUS/IAM) 2h27:28.
93. Daniele Bennati (ITA/TIN) 2h28:01.
94. Cyril Lemoine (FRA/COF) 2h28:26.
95. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA/ALM) 2h29:42.
96. Simon Spilak (SLO/KAT) 2h29:48.
97. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 2h30:08.
98. Sergio Paulinho (POR/TIN) 2h30:31.
99. Jens Voigt (GER/TRE) 2h30:43.
100. Anthony Delaplace (FRA/BSE) 2h31:17.
101. Lars Boom (NED/BKN) 2h31:43.
102. Andriy Grivko (UKR/AST) 2h31:53.
103. Sébastien Minard (FRA/ALM) 2h32:04.
104. Gregory Rast (SUI/TRE) 2h32:06.
105. Sébastien Reichenbach (SUI/IAM) 2h32:43.
106. Fabio Sabatini (ITA/CAN) 2h33:12.
107. Maciej Bodnar (POL/CAN) 2h33:51.
108. Nélson Oliveira (POR/LAM) 2h34:01.
109. Jürgen Roelandts (BEL/LTB) 2h34:02.
110. Reto Hollenstein (SUI/IAM) 2h34:24.
111. Roy Curvers (NED/GIA) 2h34:50.
112. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR/SKY) 2h35:04.
113. Maarten Wijnants (BEL/BKN) 2h36:36.
114. Alexandre Pichot (FRA/EUC) 2h36:46.
115. Perrig Quemeneur (FRA/EUC) 2h38:16.
116. Simon Clarke (AUS/ORI) 2h38:17.
117. Gatis Smukulis (LAT/KAT) 2h38:26.
118. Julien Simon (FRA/COF) 2h38:41.
119. Rein Taaramae (EST/COF) 2h40:20.
120. Luke Durbridge (AUS/ORI) 2h43:21.
121. Jean-Marc Bideau (FRA/BSE) 2h43:38.
122. Matthew Busche (USA/TRE) 2h43:40.
123. Cedric Pineau (FRA/FDJ) 2h43:45.
124. Florian Vachon (FRA/BSE) 2h46:31.
125. David Lopez (ESP/SKY) 2h47:19.
126. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) 2h47:56.
127. Christian Meier (CAN/ORI) 2h49:13.
128. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 2h49:26..

129. Matteo Tosatto (ITA/TIN) 2h50:22.
130. Yohann Gene (FRA/EUC) 2h55:49.
131. Svein Tuft (CAN/ORI) 2h56:25.
132. Benat Intxausti (ESP/MOV) 2h58:38.
133. José Mendes (POR/APP) 2h59:35.
134. Kristjan Koren (SLO/CAN) 3h00:22.
135. Tom Leezer (NED/BKN) 3h00:27.
136. Alex Howes (USA/GRM) 3h00:39.
137. Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ/AST) 3h01:56.
138. Luca Paolini (ITA/KAT) 3h02:09.
139. Maxim Iglinskiy (KAZ/AST) 3h02:57.
140. Sébastian Langeveld (NED/GRM) 3h05:31.
141. Bernhard Eisel (AUT/SKY) 3h06:19.
142. Arnaud Gerard (FRA/BSE) 3h07:08.
143. Michael Morkov (DEN/TIN) 3h07:30.
144. Jack Bauer (NZL/GRM) 3h08:00.
145. Armindo Fonseca (FRA/BSE) 3h09:33.
146. Marcel Sieberg (GER/LTB) 3h11:30.
147. Alessandro Vanotti (ITA/AST) 3h13:04.
148. Christophe Riblon (FRA/ALM) 3h13:04.
149. Mark Renshaw (AUS/OPQ) 3h14:52.
150. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/GRM) 3h16:09.
151. Mickael Delage (FRA/FDJ) 3h18:03.
152. Benoit Jarrier (FRA/BSE) 3h18:39.
153. Marcus Burghardt (GER/BMC) 3h19:47.
154. Romain Feillu (FRA/BSE) 3h20:37.
155. Zakkari Dempster (AUS/APP) 3h20:40.
156. Alessandro Petacchi (ITA/OPQ) 3h21:58.
157. André Greipel (GER/LTB) 3h22:01.
158. Tom Veelers (NED/GIA) 3h22:39.
159. Albert Timmer (NED/GIA) 3h22:57.
160. Roger Kluge (GER/IAM) 3h24:01.
161. Danny Pate (USA/SKY) 3h25:33.
162. Andreas Schillinger (GER/APP) 3h26:01.
163. Vladimir Isaichev (RUS/KAT) 3h29:10.
164. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ) 3h30:52.
165. Adrien Petit (FRA/COF) 3h31:01.
166. Marcel Kittel (GER/GIA) 3h34:57.
167. William Bonnet (FRA/FDJ) 3h35:42.
168. Jean-Marc Marino (FRA/CAN) 3h36:55.
169. Elia Viviani (ITA/CAN) 3h38:51.
170. Davide Cimolai (ITA/LAM) 3h48:51.
171. Cheng Ji (CHN/GIA) 4h13:17.

Class standings from the 15th stage of
the Tour de France, a 222km ride from Tallard to Nimes on Sunday:

Points:
1. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 402 pts
2. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 226
3. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 217
4. Marcel Kittel (GER/GIA) 177
5. Mark Renshaw (AUS/OPQ) 153
6. André Greipel (GER/LTB) 143
7. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 134
8. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 115
9. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LTB) 87
10. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA/ALM) 86

King of Mountains:
1. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 88 pts
2. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 88
3. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 86
4. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 49
5. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 40
6. Alessandro De Marchi (ITA/CAN) 38
7. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 34
8. Leopold König (CZE/APP) 32
9. Jean Christophe Peraud (FRA/ALM) 29
10. Tony Martin (GER/OPQ) 26

Team stage:
1. Omega Pharma 14h50:09.
2. IAM Cycling at 0:00.
3. AG2R La Mondiale 0:00.
4. Movistar 0:00.
5. Garmin 0:00.

Team overall:
1. AG2R La Mondiale 200h46:47.
2. Belkin at 12:42.
3. Sky 38:32.
4. Astana 46:10.
5. Movistar 47:44.
6. BMC 51:01.
7. RadioShack 1h15:07.
8. Europcar 1h15:51.
9. Lampre 1h22:13.
10. Omega Pharma 1h31:56.
11. Lotto 1h53:01.
12. FDJ.fr 1h53:22.
13. Cofidis 2h01:36.
14. IAM Cycling 2h07:53.
15. NetApp 2h09:09.
16. Tinkoff 2h11:19.
17. Katusha 2h17:07.
18. Bretagne-Séché 3h31:38.
19. Garmin 3h54:47.
20. Orica – GreenEdge 4h07:39.
21. Cannondale 4h27:51.
22. Giant 4h32:35.

Best young riders (stage):
1. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 4h56:43.
2. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) at 0:00.
3. Nélson Oliveira (POR/LAM) 0:00.
4. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 0:00.
5. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 0:00.

Best young riders (overall):
1. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 66h54:27.
2. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) at 0:16.
3. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 14:34.
4. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 47:46.
5. Jon Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 1h23:21.
6. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 1h36:13.
7. Benjamin King (USA/GRM) 1h45:29.
8. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 1h46:23.
9. Rudy Molard (FRA/COF) 1h49:22.
10. Tom Slagter (NED/GRM) 1h54:15.

Aggressivity (stage):
Martin Elmiger (SUI/IAM)

Photos: Corvos

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