Tour de France LIVE updates: Stage 1 route and latest times and results

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It’s Degree 1 of the Excursion de France 2022 with Copenhagen lately’s host for the Grande Go away, with the overall level on Sunday 24 July. The expectancies are firmly on a three-peat for Slovenian famous person Tadej Pogacar, who hopes to put on yellow as soon as once more, with compatriot Primoz Roglic his primary festival.

Pogacar’s shape is ominous after victories within the Tirreno-Adriatico and the UAE Excursion this yr, and the exceptional long-distance solo assault to win the Strade Bianche in March displays there might be fireworks over the following 3 weeks.

The wildcard of the Excursion is Covid: 3 groups and about 30 riders pulled out of the Excursion de Suisse two weeks in the past, with everyone on top alert to steer clear of a equivalent destiny within the Grand Excursion. However Geraint Thomas conceded groups are “much less stressed out,” with the 2018 Excursion champion satisfied that two or extra sure exams now not result in automated workforce exclusion. The Welsh rider will lean on Ineos teammates to reinforce his bid for a 2d yellow jersey, together with Colombian climber Dani Martinez, in addition to attainable level winners Adam Yates and Tom Pidcock.

Observe underneath for are living updates, occasions and response from this time trial to kick off the 2022 Excursion de France:

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Excursion de France 2022 – Degree 1

It’s no longer what Chris Froome would have was hoping for, however the four-time winner is again inside of and should accept eighty fifth.

He’s 1:15 down on that sensational time from Lampaert.

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Jack Rathborn1 July 2022 17:38

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Excursion de France 2022 – Degree 1: Bradley Wiggins on Chris Froome

“The day you underestimate Chris Froome, he's going to do one thing at your peril. There’s no longer as a lot floor water.

“Chris has a excellent alternative right here and feature a in reality excellent experience.

“He desires to position in a excellent efficiency and display he’s bodily proper up there. Wouldn’t or not it's nice to peer him win a 5th Excursion?”

Jack Rathborn1 July 2022 17:17

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Excursion de France 2022: Degree 1 leaderboard

1 Yves Lampaert (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) 15:17

2 Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) 15:22

3 Tadej Pogacar (UAE Workforce Emirates) 15:24

4 Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) 15:28

5 Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck) 15:30

6 Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) 15:32

7 Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) 15:32

8 Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) 15:33

9 Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) 15:34

10 Magnus Cort (EF Training-EasyPost) 15:38

Jack Rathborn1 July 2022 17:07

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Yves Lampaert with a surprising experience, topping Van Aert by means of 4.55 seconds.

The aerosocks shall be a arguable subject now. Let’s see now he’s in pole for the Yellow Jersey.

Jack Rathborn1 July 2022 17:01

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Excursion de France 2022: Geraint Thomas reacts to Degree 1

“No, no longer in reality, the primary half of used to be the worst cornering I’ve accomplished in a TT.

“Everyone used to be pronouncing don’t take dangers. I want float, you don’t have to move rapid, however a pleasing directly line. Great and easy. I felt bitty, I used to be 18-down, at the back of Van der Poel, I mentioned overlook about it and simply race.

“A disgrace concerning the get started. That blinking gillet. No person noticed it. I did consider taking it off, however that’d were dodgy. The principle factor is the legs are excellent.

“I felt in reality excellent, in a directly line, I felt like I had energy. Mentally that used to be the hardest TT shortly.”

Jack Rathborn1 July 2022 16:54

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Excursion de France 2022 Degree 1

In the meantime, Yves Lampaert is being criticised at the broadcast for his reasonably lengthy songs.

There's a feeling they don't meet UCI laws, they're no less than half-way up his shin.

Jack Rathborn1 July 2022 16:46

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Christophe Laporte is down!

That’s a horrendous fall, he slides a excellent 5-10m at the rainy floor, he handiest had 4.5km to move.

He’s right away again up and will get going once more, however he can overlook the Yellow Jersey now.

Jack Rathborn1 July 2022 16:45

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Excursion de France 2022 Degree 1 most sensible 10

  1. Lampaert 15’17”
  2. Van Aert +5”
  3. Pogacar +7”
  4. Ganna +10”
  5. Van der Poel +13”
  6. Pedersen +15”
  7. Vengegaard +15”
  8. Roglic +16”
  9. Mollema +17”
  10. Jungels +23”

Jack Rathborn1 July 2022 16:25

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Pogacar is two.48 seconds slower than Van Aert, wow, the Slovenian has crushed Ganna over 13km.

A major remark from the favorite for the Excursion. Actual drama within the rain.

Jack Rathborn1 July 2022 16:21

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Pogacar is 2 seconds faster than Ganna.

In the meantime Ganna undercuts Van der Poel by means of virtually 3 seconds. Interesting.

Pole place for the Italian, a Yellow Jersey in sight.

However right here’s Van Aert, he’s flying!

Jack Rathborn1 July 2022 16:19