GC stalemate ahead of final week

17 Jul 2022

GC stalemate ahead of final week

Tour de France stage 15: Rodez › Carcassonne, 202.5km.

The INEOS Grenadiers combined well in the final kilometres of a technical finale to ensure the team has three riders in the top 10 overall at the Tour de France heading into the final week. 

Geraint Thomas remains third, Adam Yates fifth, with Tom PIdcock still ninth as there was no change in general classification as Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin Deuceunick) won a reduced bunch sprint. 

Before the sprint,  Luke Rowe, Dani Martinez, Jonathan Castroviejo and Dylan van Baarle combined well to place the Grenadiers at the front of the bunch in a technical close to the second week of the race, which ended in a sweltering Carcassonne. 

With a possible change in wind direction and power, the Grenadiers were alert and ensured their GC men were at the front of the peloton, but there was no opportunity to steal a march on their rivals.