Bauke Mollema reigned supreme as the Tour de France entered the Pyrenees, storming to a superb solo victory on stage 14 from Carcassonne to Quillan.
Mollema secured a 2nd Tour get immediately after his triumph on the trip to Le Puy-en-Velay in 2017, with this achievement coming in very similar vogue.
The Dutchman made a decisive split, driving the final 40 kilometres out on his own at an normal pace of 43.4km/h for that portion, though he took on the past 25km in solitary style 4 many years in the past.
“Its super pleasant. It can be wonderful to acquire a stage again, I’m super pleased,” explained a Trek-Segafredo’s Mollema just after prevailing by a person minute and four seconds from Patrick Konrad and Sergio Andres Higuita in second and third respectively on the 183.7km route.
“It was as super difficult working day. It took so extended right up until the break ultimately went
“It was a good team but we ended up not performing collectively so nicely. So I assumed, ‘let’s go’. I did like 45km alone so it was tough, but I am super satisfied.”
Guillaume Martin came in +1:28 down in the chasing group, an energy that noticed him transfer up to second in the basic classification.
Martin, of Cofidis, is the only rider within just 5 minutes of reigning champion Tadej Pogacar in the Yellow Jersey, building up enough time on the final climb of the Col de Saint-Louis to drop Rigoberto Uran down to 3rd.
Michael Woods and Wout Poels were being portion of the 14-rider breakaway from which Mollema emerged and pushed their King of the Mountains statements, battling for points in every single of the classified climbs.
Israel Commence-Up Nation’s Woods claimed the haul he wanted to acquire the lead in that contest from Nairo Quintana and Poels, even if this success was somewhat tempered by him crashing on the descent of the Col du Castel.
When the Canadian re-joined the breakaway it shortly became apparent he and his colleagues experienced no reply to Mollema.
Phase Final result
1. Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) 04:16:29
2. Patrick Konrad (Bora-Hansgrohe) +1:04
3. Sergio Andres Higuita (EF Education and learning-Nippo) +1:04
4. Mattia Cattaneo (Deceuninck-Speedy-Action) +1:06
5. Michael Woods (Israel Get started-Up Nation) +1:10
1. Tadej Pogacar (UAE Group Emirates) 56:50:12
2. Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) +4:04
3. Rigoberto Uran (EF Instruction 1st) +5:18
1. Mark Cavendish (Deceuninck-Fast-Action) 279
2. Michael Matthews (Group BikeExchange) 187
3. Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) 174
King of the Mountains
1. Michael Woods (Israel Commence-Up Nation) 54
2. Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic) 50
3. Wouter Poels (Bahrain Victorious) 49
What is actually subsequent?
Sunday’s 15th phase is established to be a especially gruelling affair, with a few group one climbs bundled in the 191.3km trip from Ceret to Andorre-la-Vieille. The second of those is Port d’Envalira, the highest position on this year’s Tour at 2,408m higher than sea degree.