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Live Tour of Catalonia: the Pyrenees tomorrow, today it's up to the runners in the difficult stage |  Catalonia Tour 2022

Live Tour of Catalonia: the Pyrenees tomorrow, today it’s up to the runners in the difficult stage | Catalonia Tour 2022

    1. Jonas HefedebergStart
    2. Juan BoSpa
    3. Adrien MorenoSpa
    Leading group

    1. Jonas HefedebergStart
    2. Juan BoSpa
    3. Adrien MorenoSpa


Tomorrow the peloton will venture into the Pyrenees, but today runners will have another chance on the Tour of Catalonia. Teams of sprinters will be on guard, because there are some obstacles along the way that can throw a wrench in the works for the fast guys. Watch it live here from 12.10pm.

  1. One o’clock in the afternoon 14. Runners smell their chance today. They definitely won’t get it as a gift because the road to the end is tough. & nbsp; Hugo Hofstetter (Arkéa-Samsic) is a big contender if we get a quick sprint. Runner Phil Bauhaus defends the victorious Bahrain colors. David Dekker will get a chance from his Jumbo-Visma team if he turns into a sprinter. For Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl, this is Ethan Vernon or Andrea Bagioli. Michael Matthews (BikeExchange) indicated yesterday that his team would prefer Kaden Groves with a flat finish. The United Arab Emirates will send Sebastian Molano to the enemy. †
  2. 5 minutes. The three leaders’ progress is now approaching 5 minutes. 160 kilometers to go! † at 13 06.
  3. It’s 1:30 p.m. After his hole punches, ‘Porte’ is part of the pack again. The Australian finished second last year after teammate Adam Yates. The Ineos rider has a chance to win again this year. †
  4. Perforated frame for Richie Port. Bad luck for Richie Porte in the pack! The Ineos rider has a punctured tire and has to stop for a while. & nbsp; † 13 hours.
  5. 12 hours 59. 2 middle sprints. There are also 2 medium sprints along the way where riders can earn extra seconds. Middle sprints in the valley after the Coll de Sa Perafita. After 2 middle sprints, the peloton will tackle the next two climbs. †
  6. 12 hours 54. The three adventurers drive 4’50” before the peloton. From the coast they now move further inland, but then return to the coast to cross into France.
  7. 12 hours 51. Over the 75 kilometres, the riders will start the first climb of the day: Col de Sa Piravita. This obstacle is 10 km in length with an average gradient of 2.5% and a maximum of 10%. †
  8. 12 noon 43. In the peloton, the BikeExchange is in charge of the business. The lead group now has a 4’30” on the peloton and that means Jonas Hvideberg (DSM) is currently almost top of the general classification. Of course there is still a long way to go and there are still 3 hurdles left.
  9. 12:00 36. The peloton is currently holding its legs and giving up the leading group. The progression of the three leaders grows and is approximately 4 minutes. †
  10. 2 minutes. Hvideberg, Poe and Moreno lead by two minutes over Peloton. † 12 hours 32.
  11. 12:30 p.m. Jersey Mountain. Jonas Hvideberg (DSM) was part of yesterday’s post hack. He got points for the mountain classification so he started the day with the mountain jersey. He will also defend this jersey in the second stage, but it will be some time before the first climb. After 100 kilometers they start at Coll de Sa Perafita. †
  12. 12h 23. The leading group of 3. Joanne Bo (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and Adrià Moreno (Burgos-BH) chose to separate. With 2 they leave the herd behind, but a counterattack is inevitable. Jonas Hvedeberg (DSM), the mountain classification leader, crosses over to the duo. †
  13. Problem number three. Yesterday, Alessandro De Marchi (Israel-Premier Tech) did not appear at the start of the opening stage. Unhappy Sonny Colbrelli (Victor of Bahrain) retired yesterday after heart problems in the opening stage. Bahrain Victorious is not to miss today’s Coulbrielli only. Jacques Haig is also out of the Catalonia tour. † 12 noon 22.
  14. The time is 12:00. An early attack attempt is inevitable. 4 riders are trying to leave the herd behind, but they won’t let that happen for now. †
  15. The time is 12:00. In Lescala, mercury indicates 14 ° C. Yesterday the riders started the opening stage wearing a raincoat, but now the rain is beginning to give way to the sun in Catalonia. †
  16. At 12 noon, the match started
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