The 2015 Tour de France Stage 15 that took place this past Sunday the 19th of July was won by German A. Greipel, as he ended another bunch of a Spring and took a 3rd stage in this 2015 Tour de France. Greipel had the same personnel best back in 2012 that he equaled on Sunday, but he remains behind and is chasing P. Sagan who is the overall point’s leader.
According to an online sports betting website, most favorites in the general rankings had trouble during this regular transition stage of the race, it appears the Yellow Jersey will be taken or given after they usual day of rest this Tuesday the 21st of July in which they begin the 4 stages up in the high mountains waiting the normal field of riders.
For you info here’s the results of the Stage 15 on Sunday the 19th of July 2015:
- 1st from team Lotto Soudal was German A. Greipel time 3.56:57
- 2nd from team Giant-Alpecin was German J. Degenkolb – time/same
- 3rd from team Katusha was Norway’s A. Kristoff – time/same
- 4th from team Tinkoff-Saxo – Slovakian P. Sagan-time/same
- 5th from team MTN-Qhubeka-Norway’s E. Hagen-time/same
- 6th from team Cannondale- Ltu R. Navardauskas-time/same
- 7th from team Solutions Credits-France’s C. Laporte-time/same
- 8th from team Orica Green Edge-Aust. M. Matthews-time same
- 9th from team Lampre-Merida- Italian D. Cimolai-time same
- 10th from team Bretagne- France’s F. Vachon –time same
Before Stage 15 of Le tour de France began on Sunday, Team Sky practiced warming up with the presence of police troops in response to a previous incident where a fan threw some urine at the Tour’s leader C. Froome.
In this Stage 15 the majority of the climbs were located in the 1st part of the route, and as most expected, many of the cyclers had difficulties in keeping with the pace. One of the 1st victims was M. Cavendish who struggled with the steady climb and fast pace as he lost a lot of ground in the field. A. Kristoff a 3 time Green Jersey winner jumped into an early lead from the 27 riders as he took all 20 points at the inner sprint.
The break was exceptional as the field did not seem interested in chasing. However, once they caught up with the leaders, the pace was increased. Then having 10 kilometers left the train sprints took the lead as the BMC team had a great shift.
In this Stage 15 there one was not able to escape the fast sprinters, but Greipel managed to stay ahead of J. Degenkolb and Kristoff as Sagan ended up 4th. The exhausted Greipel praised his teammates as done through this tour, as his team kept him wind free and out in front and worked out just great for him.