Tour de France

Stage 16) Nîmes – Nîmes

FR France, Tuesday 23 July 2019
177 km

Tour de France: Viviani bags in another top 3

Tour de France: Viviani bags in another top 3

Elia Viviani came close to his second victory at the Tour de France, only to be denied in the finale of the 177km stage 16, a loop around Nîmes, a city with a rich Roman heritage, which in the past has served as finish on numerous occasions at the Tour de France, but also as grand depart of the Vuelta a España.

Excellently guided by Michael Mørkøv and Maximiliano Richeze, who led him through the roundabouts which spiced up the closing kilometers of otherwise a quiet day, Viviani kicked out with 150 meters to go down the right-hand barriers and looked to be on the verge of prevailing, but was passed by Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) with just a few meters left and finished runner-up, scoring Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s ninth podium in 16 days.

Julian Alaphilippe finished safely in the bunch and took to the podium to receive the prestigious yellow jersey, which he’ll wear on Wednesday as the race continues its journey to the Alps. Alaphilippe, a double stage winner and one of the standout riders at this edition, carries a lead of more of one minute over his nearest opponents.

“There isn’t a proper day to recover at the Tour de France, but I felt good on Monday during the rest day. Today was very warm, but it was the same for everybody and all you can do is deal with it. That’s why I made sure of eating during the stage and drinking a lot. I’m happy that I kept the yellow jersey and I get to wear it for at least another day”, Julian said after the Tour de France’s 18th finish in Nîmes.

 

Photo credit: ©Chris Graythen/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
3:57:08
2 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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3 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
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4 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
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5 Niccolò Bonifazio
Team Total Direct Energie
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6 Michael Matthews
Team Sunweb
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7 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
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8 Jasper Stuyven
Trek - Segafredo
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9 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
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10 Andrea Pasqualon
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
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14 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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20 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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26 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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62 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:50
124 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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131 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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152 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
64:57:30
2 Geraint Thomas
Team INEOS
1:35
3 Steven Kruijswijk
Team Jumbo-Visma
1:47
4 Thibaut Pinot
Groupama - FDJ
1:50
5 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
2:02
6 Emanuel Buchmann
BORA - hansgrohe
2:14
7 Mikel Landa Meana
Movistar Team
4:54
8 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
5:00
9 Rigoberto Urán Urán
EF Education First
5:33
10 Richie Porte
Trek - Segafredo
6:30
27 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
44:02
86 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:56:35
120 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:30:56
127 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:34:21
142 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:48:20
148 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:50:28
153 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:51:48
1 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
309 pt
2 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
224 pt
3 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain Merida
203 pt
4 Michael Matthews
Team Sunweb
201 pt
5 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
198 pt
6 Jasper Stuyven
Trek - Segafredo
142 pt
7 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
130 pt
8 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
117 pt
9 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
116 pt
10 Greg Van Avermaet
CCC Team
101 pt
36 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
34 pt
70 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17 pt
95 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7 pt
108 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4 pt
1 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
64:59:32
2 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
13:31
3 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
42:00
4 Laurens De Plus
Team Jumbo-Visma
49:15
5 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
51:24
6 Gregor Mühlberger
BORA - hansgrohe
51:49
7 Lennard Kämna
Team Sunweb
1:17:46
8 Tiesj Benoot
Lotto Soudal
1:21:45
9 Gianni Moscon
Team INEOS
1:35:29
10 Søren Kragh Andersen
Team Sunweb
1:38:31
23 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:49:46
1 Tim Wellens
Lotto Soudal
64 pt
2 Thibaut Pinot
Groupama - FDJ
50 pt
3 Thomas De Gendt
Lotto Soudal
37 pt
4 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
33 pt
5 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
30 pt
6 Simon Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
29 pt
7 Xandro Meurisse
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
27 pt
8 Steven Kruijswijk
Team Jumbo-Visma
24 pt
9 Emanuel Buchmann
BORA - hansgrohe
24 pt
10 Natnael Berhane
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
20 pt
1 Movistar Team 195:19:44
2 Trek - Segafredo 30:45
3 Team INEOS 30:54
4 Groupama - FDJ 37:24
5 Team Jumbo-Visma 50:08
6 EF Education First 59:46
7 BORA - hansgrohe 1:00:32
8 AG2R La Mondiale 1:08:46
9 Mitchelton-Scott 1:09:03
10 UAE-Team Emirates 1:15:38

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