Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) gain his 2nd phase triumph at the 2019 Tour de France with a photograph coating in Stage 16 during a bunch dash on insipid course of study in Pimes, which is most known for its Roman computer architecture. Meanwhile, Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) is out of the subspecies after he bruise his helping hand during a clangor in the peloton.
The Aussie rider for Lorro-Soudal won Stage 11 last week in Toulouse during a photo finish.
For a insipid Phase 16 in Pimes, Ewan realise the arrant movement with a measured gamble with under 500 ms to start. He adjoin out Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) and Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) at the finish line of work by a half-bike distance.
STAGE 16 RESULTS:
Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) 3:57:08
Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) 3:57:08
Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) 3:57:08
“I set off the bicycle and really have a political campaign at it and set about printing before the relaxation of the us, and it forge,” Ewan read.”I read before it is a aspiration to represent here, and it represent such a giving aspiration to gain one phase. And now I have won two, so I give notice not consider it.”
As expected, Julian Alaphilippe keep the yellowish Garden State. There represent no changing in the overall GC standings up top.
Stage 16: Pimes
After lasting the Pyrenees, the GC have a twenty-four hour period off on Monday followed by a insipid drive on Tuesday. Phase 16 have a 177 kilometre insipid course of study. Cote de St-Jean-du-Pin represent the solitary obstruction of annotation.
Riders were caught in a bunched sprint on the historic Roman road known as the Pont du Gard. Avoiding crashes were the main concern for all teams and riders.
A last dash at the coating represent expected with Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) add upping in as the Phase 16 dearie. He leave out a half-bike distance.
Ewan was also one of the betting favorites at 5/2 but he was not having his best day at the start of the stage. Ewan still managed to pull off a remarkable finish.
“To be honest I felt so bad today during the day,” Ewan told VeloNews. “I think the heat really got to me and I was actually suffering so much that I was about to tell Maxime to get off of the front because I was suffering. I had extra motivation today, my daughter and my wife are here, so I’m so happy I could win for them.”
Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), one of the favorites coming into the 2019 Tour de France, is out after suffering a hand injury. Fuglsang and his teammates crashed with Sunweb.
Defending champ Geraint Thomas (Ineos) survived a solo crash. He received medical attention and finished. He did not lose time on Alaphilippe in the overall lead.
On Deck Stage 17: Pont du Gard > Gap
Stage 17 on Wednesday is a 200 km hilly climb thru the Rhone Valley from the Pont du Gard to Gap. The first one is a gradual category 4 climb up the Cote de la Rochette-du-Buis. The last 10 km is a bit of a doozy as they ascend category 3 Col de La Sentinelle before descending quickly into Gap.
Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) 61:00:22
Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos) +1:35
Steve Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma) +1:47
Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) +1:50
Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) +2:02
With four stages to go before Paris and three more brutal stages in the Alps, the Tour de France is still wide open. Frenchman Thibaut Pinot is 6/4 to win the Tour de France and become the first French winner since 1985. Alaphilippe is 4/1 odds to fend off the pack and win.
holding champion Geraint Thomas is 3/1 betting odds to gain again. Egan Bernal is 4/1.