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TDF 2014 - Stage 12 Report and Results
 
By Mark Sharon
Date: 7/17/2014
TDF 2014 - Stage 12 Report and Results
 
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Tour de France 2014 - 5-27 July

17 July, 2014

Stage 12 : Bourg-en-Bresse - Saint-Étienne, 183km

Kristoff steps up to squeeze out Sagan

When Andre Greipel crashed after a tangle with Sylvain Chavanel with 3.3km to go Alexander Kristoff realised his best chance of a stage win had come at last. The winner of the 2014 Milan-San Remo the Norwegian held off Peter Sagan in a cut-down bunch sprint.

Vicenzo Nibali

Alexander Kristoff wins Stage 12 ©ASO/B.Bade

Kristoff, "It’s a great feeling. I’ve been dreaming about this day since I was a child. I’ve had some second places this year and also last year, but to finally achieve a first is fantastic. My teammate Luca did a great job keeping me in the front and then at the end I also had Porsev but we lost each other in the last corners so I was sitting on (Matteo) Trentin for the last 500 meters. I was waiting and waiting but then I saw (John) Degenkolb go and knew I had to go also. I was so happy when I saw no one could pass me.  We will have some champagne tonight but tomorrow is a hard stage so we won’t have too much of a party,"

At the initiative of the Dutch champion Sebastian Langeveld (Garmin-Sharp), a group of five riders made the move ten kilometres into the racing. Along with Langeveld, the group included Gregory Rast (Trek), Simon Clarke (Orica-GreenEdge), David De La Cruz (NetApp-Endura) and Florian Vachon (Bretagne-Séché Environnement).

Astana and Giant-Shimano were prompt in taking up positions on the front of the peloton in order to keep the race together behind the leading quintet. As they cruised through Beaujolais, with vineyards and castles looking their best under hot and sunny conditions, they pulled out a maximum lead of 4.50 at Fleurie, km 43. After 50km of racing, Giant-Shimano’s Chinese rider – and lanterne rouge – Ji Cheng seized the reins of the peloton. He was faithful to his – now famous – nickname: “breakaway killer”.

Heavy fall takes De La Cruz out

At km 90, De La Cruz crashed heavily on a bend in Le Bois-d’Oingt. The Catalan rider was experiencing his first Tour de France and he was keen to challenge compatriot Joaquim Rodriguez in the King of the Mountains competition but instead was forced to quit the Tour with a broken collarbone. Langeveld went down as well but managed to regain contact.

At km 95, as everyone slowed down, the difference between Clarke, De La Cruz, Vachon and Langeveld at the front had maintained nearly five minutes over the peloton. As the race reached its half way point the race, Europcar came to the front of the bunch to help Giant-Shimano. Under their efforts the time gap was reduced to 2.15 with 50km to go. The long climb to col des Brosses prevented Vachon and Rast from following the two strongest riders of the front group: Clarke and Langeveld. The two former team-mates at Orica-GreenEdge united their efforts until the Australian rode away solo with 26km to go while Perrig Quémeneur and Cyril Gautier (Europcar) had gone clear off the peloton.

Cannondale leads out, Kristoff concludes

After the last climb on the route, Quémeneur and Gautier reinforced Clarke at the front with 20km to go. Gautier and Clarke surrendered 5km away from the finishing line. It was bunched up before entering Saint-Etienne. Cannondale had kept all their strength for the finish this time but it was still not enough for Peter Sagan to win a bunch sprint as Alexander Kristoff, the only Norwegian in the race, dominated the sprint from far out. The 27 year old from Stavanger put an end to three years of a Norwegian draught at the Tour since Edvald Boasson Hagen won stage 17 to Pinerolo in 2011.

With the sprint finish there was no change on the general classification and Vicenzo Nibali (Astana) still holds the race lead by 2.23 to Richie Porte (Sky) and 2.47 to Alejandro Valverde of Movistar.

Team Katusha’s Joaquim Rodriguez continues to ride in the polka dot jersey as the best climber and will look to extend his lead in the upcoming Alp stages on Friday and Saturday.  

Stage 13 comes on Friday and brings the first of two days in the Alps and the high mountains. The 197.5km stage begins in Saint-Étienne and ends with the HC climb Chamrousse capping off the day.

Race Route for 2014

2014 Tour de France Race Route

2014 Tour de France Race Route

Stage List

Stage date To - From Length
Stage 1 Jul 5 Leeds - Harrogate 191 km
Stage 2 Jul 6 York - Sheffield 198 km
Stage 3 Jul 7 Cambridge - London 159 km
Stage 4 Jul 8 Le Touquet - Paris-Plage 164 km
Stage 5 Jul 9 Ypres - Arenberg Porte du Hainaut 156 km
Stage 6 Jul 10 Arras - Reims 194 km
Stage 7 Jul 11 Épernay - Nancy 233 km
Stage 8 Jul 12 Tomblaine - Gérardmer La Mauselaine 161 km
Stage 9 Jul 13 Gérardmer - Mulhouse 166 km
Stage 10 Jul 14 Mulhouse - La Planche des Belles Filles 161 km
Rest Day 1 Jul 15 Besançon
Stage 11 Jul 16 Besançon - Oyonnax 186 km
Stage 12 Jul 17 Bourg-en-Bresse - Saint-Étienne 183 km
Stage 13 Jul 18 Saint-Étienne - Chamrousse 200 km
Stage 14 Jul 19 Grenoble - Risoul 177 km
Stage 15 Jul 20 Tallard - Nîmes 222 km
Rest Day 2 Jul 21 Carcassonne
Stage 16 Jul 22 Carcassonne - Bagnères-de-Luchon 237 km
Stage 17 Jul 23 Saint-Gaudens - Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d'Adet 125 km
Stage 18 Jul 24 Pau - Hautacam 145 km
Stage 19 Jul 25 Maubourguet Pays du Val d'Adour - Bergerac 208 km
Stage 20 Jul 26 Bergerac - Périgueux (ITT) 54 km
Stage 21 Jul 27 Évry - Paris Champs-Élysées 136 km

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Stage Results - Top 100

1 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 4:32:11
2 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale  
3 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr  
4 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica Greenedge  
5 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Sharp  
6 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo  
7 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar  
8 Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
9 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
10 José Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
11 Romain Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
12 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
13 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano  
14 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto-Belisol  
15 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling  
16 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
17 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling  
18 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
19 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
20 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky  
21 Christopher Horner (USA) Lampre - Merida  
22 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica Greenedge  
23 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
24 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
25 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky  
26 Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
27 Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling  
28 Alexander Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha  
29 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-Belisol  
30 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
31 Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Team Sky  
32 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale  
33 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
34 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
35 Jean-Christophe Péraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
36 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr  
37 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky  
38 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
39 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
40 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling  
41 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling  
42 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura  
43 Paul Voss (Ger) Team Netapp-Endura  
44 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
45 Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
46 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
47 Rui Alberto Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida  
48 Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
49 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling  
50 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
51 Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team  
52 Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team  
53 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar  
54 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica Greenedge  
55 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar  
56 Markel Irizar Arranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
57 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling  
58 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
59 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr  
60 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
61 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:16
62 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:00:20
63 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol  
64 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:00:24
65 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 0:00:25
66 Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:31
67 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:41
68 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
69 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
70 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 0:00:45
71 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale  
72 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale  
73 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:52
74 Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha 0:01:12
75 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale 0:01:16
76 Benoit Jarrier (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:01:20
77 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:01:34
78 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale  
79 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale  
80 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
81 Cedric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr  
82 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr  
83 Benjamin King (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
84 Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo  
85 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
86 Christian Meier (Can) Orica Greenedge  
87 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
88 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
89 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto-Belisol  
90 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:01:39
91 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Team Katusha 0:02:06
92 Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura  
93 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:02:24
94 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  
95 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
96 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling  
97 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
98 Lars Bak (Den) Lotto-Belisol  
99 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
100 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  

General Classification - Top 100

1 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 51:31:34
2 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky 0:02:23
3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:47
4 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:01
5 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:03:47
6 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:03:56
7 Jean-Christophe Péraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:57
8 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling 0:04:08
9 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 0:04:18
10 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 0:04:31
11 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:04:39
12 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 0:05:17
13 Rui Alberto Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida 0:05:34
14 Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Team Sky 0:06:03
15 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 0:06:47
16 Christopher Horner (USA) Lampre - Merida 0:07:33
17 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling 0:07:42
18 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing 0:08:01
19 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura 0:08:25
20 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto-Belisol 0:08:57
21 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 0:09:12
22 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:10:32
23 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling 0:10:35
24 Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:11:32
25 Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:11:51
26 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:15:27
27 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:17:17
28 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:20:42
29 John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team 0:23:51
30 Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team 0:24:24
31 Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling 0:25:51
32 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:28:24
33 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:35:06
34 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale 0:41:08
35 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 0:42:07
36 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:42:22
37 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:44:40
38 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre - Merida 0:45:16
39 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:45:18
40 José Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 0:45:26
41 Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:47:48
42 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:48:20
43 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:51:15
44 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:52:43
45 Paul Voss (Ger) Team Netapp-Endura 0:53:29
46 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:54:44
47 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:55:36
48 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica Greenedge 0:55:39
49 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling 0:55:46
50 Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:56:26
51 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:57:34
52 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica Greenedge 0:58:14
53 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 0:59:10
54 José Serpa (Col) Lampre - Merida 0:59:33
55 Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:59:58
56 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica Greenedge 1:00:08
57 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling 1:01:11
58 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 1:01:14
59 Rafael Valls (Spa) Lampre - Merida 1:02:18
60 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team 1:03:29
61 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 1:04:55
62 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr 1:07:07
63 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1:08:28
64 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale 1:09:23
65 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale 1:09:30
66 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:09:41
67 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Netapp-Endura 1:12:49
68 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha 1:13:50
69 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol 1:13:57
70 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 1:14:15
71 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 1:16:43
72 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 1:16:45
73 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1:18:01
74 Lars Bak (Den) Lotto-Belisol 1:18:16
75 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling 1:19:11
76 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team 1:20:44
77 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1:21:01
78 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1:21:54
79 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1:22:32
80 Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1:22:43
81 Markel Irizar Arranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing 1:22:54
82 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling 1:23:01
83 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp 1:23:25
84 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo 1:24:18
85 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 1:24:29
86 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team 1:24:51
87 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar 1:24:57
88 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:26:04
89 Benjamin King (USA) Garmin - Sharp 1:26:08
90 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ.fr 1:26:11
91 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:26:25
92 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr 1:26:27
93 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar 1:26:30
94 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale 1:27:39
95 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling 1:27:42
96 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 1:27:50
97 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 1:28:00
98 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:28:08
99 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 1:28:16
100 Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura 1:28:57




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