Thank you for taking this second step with us. Tomorrow, with only two climbs listed in the mountain classification and a rather flat final despite a bumpy finish, the stage should allow Bora to keep his yellow jersey and see a sprinter win.
Change also for the ranking of best youngster. The first eight are all at the same time so it is played instead and with his top 10 of the day, Ilan Van Wilder endorses the White Jersey. He is ahead of Aurélien Paret-Peintre and Mattias Jensen. The favorite for this David Gaudu jersey is 5th. Valentin Madouas is 6th.
Lotto Soudal has not lost everything. Matthew Holmes defended the mountain jersey perfectly. With 13 points, he leads the standings with 1 small point ahead of Lukas Pöstlberger and 3 points over Brent Van Moer. Anthony Delaplace is 4th with 4 pts behind.
While he wore it today because Brent van Moer was a yellow jersey, Sonny Colbrelli officially endorses the Green Jersey today. With 44 points, he is ahead of Lukas Pöstlberger by 9 points and Van Moer by 15 points.
Distanced by the peloton in the ascent of the slope of the Pourcheresse forest, Brent van Moer (Lotto Soudal) loses his yellow jersey. Thanks to his victory today, it is the Austrian Lukas Pöstlberger (Bora-Hansgrohe) who takes on the leader’s jersey. Still second, Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Victorious) is second in the general classification with 12 seconds behind. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) completed the top 3 with 20 seconds behind. Behind we find: Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck-Quick Step), Alex Aranburu (Astana), Patrick Konrad (Bora-Hansgrohe), Michael Valgren (EF Education-Nippo), Guillaume Martin (Cofidis), Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) and Ilan Van Wilder (Team DSM). They are all 24 seconds from the leader.
For the second day in a row, Sonny Colbrelli and the sprinters were fooled. After Brent van Moer, it was Lukas Pöstlberger who won this afternoon. Bahrain-Victorious Italian Sonny Colbrelli wins the peloton’s sprint. Alejandro Valverde completes the podium. Kasper Asgreen and Sven-Eryk Byström are in the top 5 of the stage.
The Bahrain Victorious team is racing hard to hope to come back to Lukas Postlberger. The peloton is 18 seconds behind the Austrian.
Lukas Pöstlberger also takes the lead of the Côte de Masset and scores a point in the mountain classification.
Lukas Pöstlberger begins the last ascent with 24 seconds ahead of Ben O’Connor and 50 seconds over the peloton.
AG2R Citroën team rider Ben O’Connor attacked and put ten seconds into the peloton. He crossed the coast in second position.
Lukas Pöstlberger takes the lead at the top of this 2nd category climb and thus scores 5 points in the mountain classification. Ben O’Connor moved to second position and scored 3 points. Carlos Rodriguez scores 2 pts and Patrick Konrad 1 pt.
Lukas Pöstlberger is struggling on this ascent. The peloton returns to 54 seconds. Knowing that there is still a small wall classified in 4th category.
While there was still 1.4 kilometers to climb, the peloton returned to 1’15 “behind Lukas Postlberger. Felix Gall was 15 seconds ahead of the peloton.
The French Warren Barguil is left behind. This is also the case of Michal Kwiatkowski or Jasper Stuyven.