There is still no movement in the front as the offensive continues.
A large group behind but all the big favorites are in the main peloton.
Some splits after that descent but the front of the race is still a big peloton.
169 kilometers to go
Ciccone, Alaphilippe, Van Aert are all on top here.
Van Aert is still ahead.
There is no breakaway yet as the riders head to the other side of that early hike.
Sylvain Delaire stopped to change a wheel.
175 km to go
Lidl-Trek shut it down and now Wout van Aert is in the lead.
Genes have a small gap.
Now, Giulio Ciccone and Kevin Genietz keep moving forward.
A stream of riders lined up behind them.
It goes on a short climb to start the day. Matthew Jorgenson and Christie Nylands will also be in attendance.
Matthew van der Pol is the first to make a move!
No attacks yet.
179 km to go
here we are! The race is on stage 15.
1 kilometer to go until the flag drops. This is a very long neutral territory…
6 kilometers left of the no-man’s-land.
Three jersey holders on the start (although Vingegaard is now the rightful holder of the polka-dot jersey).
Ineos Grenadiers just reported that Dani Martinez is out of the race after crashing yesterday. They say their team doctor detected signs of a concussion.
Unfortunately @danifmartinez96 will not start at the start of stage 15 after a crash he had on yesterday’s stage. After further medical evaluation by the team doctor after the stage, concussion symptoms were detected (1/2) pic.twitter.com/iXyF1iA0QgJuly 16, 2023
We have to go back! The riders take to the 11.5-kilometre no-man’s-land.
Three Category One climbs plus a Category Two and a Category Three today. There should be a big fight for the break early on.
All riders have now signed on and we are moments away from the start of the stage.
Yesterday brought Mass built up early in the peloton which saw the race neutered, while Romain Bardet and James Shaw crashed Shortly after rebooting.
There were 158 riders and seven abandoned the race on stage 14. So far, there’s no news of anyone else leaving the race overnight.
Tour de France abandonment: Complete list of riders who have left the race
About 30 minutes into the starting stage at Les Gets.
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The Australian is sliding from third to fourth overall after being injured in a mass pileup that temporarily neutralized the race
Television and filmed motorcycles were suspended on stage 15 of the Tour de France for being blocked by Tadezh Pogacar
The fines were also handed out after the Col de Joux Plane incident, which teammate Yates described as ‘an absolute disgrace’
You missed a shot – fending off Pogacar’s motorcycle attack in the Tour de France
The Slovenian misses out on the reward on top of a Joe plane to Vingaard
The Tour de France is still stalemate despite a strong Jumbo-Visma play for Vingegaard
“We wanted to make it a tough day,” says Koss after leading the Dutch team’s peloton throughout the opening day in the Alps.
And the new GC top ten after Vingegaard got a second in Pogačar.
Look at the result of stage 15.
Yesterday we saw a titanic battle between Jonas Vinggaard and Tadeg Bogar as Carlos Rodriguez shot wide on the final touchdown to Morzine to claim the stage win and move up to third overall.
Tour de France: Carlos Rodríguez scores victory on stage 14 while Vingegaard scores second on Joux Plane
There is just under an hour left for the riders to set off to start the day.
and stage map.
A look at the official stage 15 profile today.
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