TOUR DE FRANCE - STAGE 14 SIMON GESCHKE, PROTECTS HIS LEAD ! pubblicato il 16/07/2022
 
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Saturday 16 July 2022

TOUR DE FRANCE - STAGE 14
SIMON GESCHKE, PROTECTS HIS LEAD !

By joining the breakaway of the day between Saint-Etienne and Mende, the German rider took the opportunity to consolidate his lead in the mountain classification. He keeps it for the 6th consecutive stage. He took the 9th place on the heights of Mende.

 

 

There is no time to rest on the Tour de France. Those who doubt this should have watched today's stage, the 192.5 km between Saint-Etienne and Mende, to convince themselves. From the start, it was necessary to be particularly attentive and concentrated because the level of pressure was super intense.

It was only after almost 40 kilometers that the breakaway finally came together. It was composed of 23 riders and among them: Simon Geschke. The experienced German rider continued to protect his polka-dot jersey of best climber. On the Châtaignier climb (3rd category), he had to work hard to get another point (2nd at the summit). After that, the breakaway had a 10-minute lead over the peloton. Simon once again distinguished himself by taking the lead on the Côte de Grandieu, the second difficulty of the day (2 points).

Although he was not able to keep up with the fastest riders at the end of the stage, the German rider has consolidated his first place in the mountain classification. He is now 7 points ahead of South African Louis Meintjes. Simon was once again on the podium with a strong desire to keep his polka-dot jersey until Paris.

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Simon Geschke

Simon Geschke : "I knew what to expect today. It was very hot and it was a hard fight for the breakaway. I really wanted to be in it to consolidate my lead in the mountain classification. I was able to get some points and it turned out to be a really nice stage. I am surprised to keep the jersey this week. It's a great challenge and I know I'll be able to keep it until the rest day."

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Deloeuil

Alain Deloeuil, sport director : "It's a positive result since we had Simon in the game. He got 3 points during the day, which is significant because these small points that are distributed will be significant at the end of the Tour. I think we are well on our way to keeping this jersey until the rest day. We'll start the Pyrenees with the polka dot jersey on, so that's really positive!"

 

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