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General classification: The leading trio isolate themselves, Gaudu in the Top 5, Bardet wins

And if the podium of the Tour 2022 was already known? The fight to get on the box was going to be fierce, but the first of three stages in the Pyrenees on Tuesday consolidated the position of Jonas Vingegaard, Tadej Pogacar and Geraint Thomas. Between these three, nothing has changed. But behind the Briton, a good little gap is made since Nairo Quintana, 4th, is still more than a minute and a half behind the leader of the INEOS team.

The big beat of the day is called Romain Bardet. It was he who was in 4th place at the start of this 16th stage. But the French suffered Tuesday from the Port of Lers. If he picked up on the descent, Bardet let go for good in the Mur de Péguère. He dropped more than three and a half minutes on the yellow jersey group in Foix and lost five places in the general classification (9th, 6’37 “).

Romain Bardet is overtaken by Aleksandr Vlasov, present in the breakaway of the day and who thus re-enters the Top 10, by Louis Meintjes, Adam Yates, Nairo Quintana but also David Gaudu. The Breton also suffered from it and he gave in in Péguère but by returning to courage in the descent towards Foix, the leader of the Groupama – FDJ team saved the furniture and won his place in the Top 5. It will be hard to defend Wednesday and Thursday, but for now, Marc Madiot’s protege can have a smile.

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Overall Top 15

1. Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo Visma
2. Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates +2’22”
3. Geraint Thomas Ineos – Grenadiers +2’43”
4. Nairobi Quintana Arkea +4’15”
5. David Gaudu Groupama FDJ +4’24”
6. Adam Yates Ineos – Grenadiers +5’28”
7. Louis Meintjes Intermarketed +5’46”
8. Aleksandr Vlasov Bora – Hansgrohe +6’18”
9. Romain Bardet DSM +6’37”
10. Tom Pidcock Ineos – Grenadiers +10’11”
11. Enric Mas Movistar +12’45”
12. Alexey Lutsenko Astana +14’10”
13. Neilson Powless EducationFirst +18’02”
14. Valentin Madouas Groupama FDJ +22’20”
15. Bob Jungels AG2R +26’06”

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