Matej Mohoric (from the Bahrain team) on Friday 2 July won the 7e stage of the Tour de France between Vierzon and Le Creusot. It was the longest course of the event with 249 kilometers. Very incisive, Mohoric, 26, left behind in the Signal d’Uchon, the most severe climb of the day, his last escape companions (Stuyven, Van Moer). On the line, the Slovenian beat Belgian Jasper Stuyven for more than a minute.
Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin), 4e of the stage at the same time as his great Belgian rival Wout van Aert, kept the yellow jersey at the end of this stage in which the Slovenian Primoz Roglic, second in the Tour last year, appeared in great difficulty, left behind in the last 20 kilometers of the finish by the peloton.
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The Welshman Geraint Thomas, winner in 2018, also handicapped by a fall at the beginning of the week, also found himself in difficulty in the final.
The first passes for the next step
On the eve of entering the Alps, a terrain that is not favorable to him, van der Poel precedes in the general classification van Aert, second, by 30 seconds.
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The Tour de France attacks the first passes on Saturday in the 8th stage which starts in Oyonnax at 1:10 p.m. and ends in the alpine resort of Grand Bornand (Haute-Savoie) after 150.8 kilometers.
The last three climbs, in the last 50 kilometers, are classified in the first category. Or the Mont-Saxonnex coast (5.7 km at 8.3%), leading to the Solaison plateau, then the sequence of the Romme and Colombière passes, adopted by the Tour since 2009.
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