The racer of “Astana” Magnus Cort Nielsen was the winner of the 15th stage of the Tour de France.
Cort Nielsen took part in a successful attempt to separate, then together with two companions split front shaping, and finishing the alignment coolly attacked from the first position and easily understood by competitors.
For Nielsen, today’s victory was the debut at the Tour de France and third races of the Grand tour. In 2016, the Dane won two stages at the Vuelta.Geraint Thomas from the “Sky” remains the main favorite for victory in the General standings. Nearest rival Briton is ahead by 1 minute and 39 seconds.
The results of the 15th stage:
1. Magnus Cort Nielsen (Denmark, Astana) – 4:25,522. Jon Izaguirre (Spain, Merida Bahrain)3. Bauke Mollema (Netherlands, Trek-Segafredo) – 0,024. Michael Valgren (Denmark, Astana) – 0,295. Tom Swings (Latvia, Trek-Segafredo) – 0,34
General classification after 15 stages:
1. Geraint Thomas (Great Britain, Sky) – 62:49,272. Christopher Froome (UK, Sky) – 1,393. Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands, Sunweb) – 1,50 4. Primoz Roglic (Slovenia, LottoNL-Jumbo) – 2,385. Romain bardet (France, AG2R La Mondiale) and 3.21 –
Tomorrow the Tour de France’s second and last rest day. On Tuesday the participants of the race will overcome another mountain stage with five vertices of the fourth, second and first categories.