Stage 19 of Le Tour de France, the penultimate mountain stage in the Alps, has finished as a general classification battle today.
ORICA-GreenEDGE had a relatively quiet day on a difficult stage that featured four sizable ascents in a short 138km stage, finishing safely in the larger groups to cross the line a little under 30minutes behind winner Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Pro Team).
Sport director Matt White said the Australian outfit would put all their climbing eggs left into tomorrow’s stage to Alp d’Huez.
“The boys are certainly going to try tomorrow,” White said. “There is only a couple that can try but they had an easier day today with the plan of trying to pull something off tomorrow.”
|1||Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) - Astana Pro Team||4:22:53|
|2||Nairo Quintana (COL) - Movistar Team||0:00:44|
|3||Christopher Froome (GBR) - Team Sky||0:01:14|
|4||Thibaut Pinot (FRA) - FDJ.fr||0:02:26|
|5||Romain Bardet (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale||0:02:26|
|6||Alejandro Valverde (SPA) - Movistar Team||0:02:26|
|7||Bauke Mollema (NED) - Trek Factory Racing||0:02:26|
|8||Robert Gesink (NED) - Team LottoNL-Jumbo||0:02:26|
|9||Alberto Contador (SPA) - Tinkoff-Saxo||0:02:26|
|10||Samuel Sanchez (SPA) - BMC Racing Team||0:02:26|
|104||Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:28:36|
|113||Pieter Weening (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:28:43|
|125||Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:29:12|
|144||Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:29:12|
|149||Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:29:12|
|150||Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:29:12|