July 11 was a day of rest for cyclists looking to keep wearing the yellow, green, and polka dot jerseys. Starting on Wednesday, Tadej Pogacar, Wout Van Aert, Jonas Vingegaard and the rest are back at it. Check out what happened at Stage 9, an update on which cyclists wear which jerseys, and information for Stage 10, Stage 11, Stage 12, and Stage 13.
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2022 Tour de France
- When: July 1 – July 24
- Where: Denmark & France
- TV/Streaming: NBC Sports / Peacock
Jungels wins Stage 9 with breathtaking move
On Sunday, Bob Jungels made an incredible move to win Stage 9. With his Stage 9 win, Jungels moved into sixteenth place on the general classification yellow jersey board.
He jumped to seventeenth for the sprint classification, the green jersey. Jungels is second behind Simon Geschke for the polka dot jersey that goes to the best climber.
Pogacar continues to wear the yellow, Roglic has some hope, Thomas and Vingegaard are on Pogacar’s heels
Jungels raced great on Sunday. But the Luxembourg cyclist has almost zero shot of catching Tadej Pogacar. But Pogacar isn’t running away with it. Two cyclists especially appear capable of catching the yellow and white jersey wearing multiple Tour de France winner.
Shortly before the Tour de France began, odds on Geraint Thomas fell so far and so fast that he became an outright fourth choice behind Pogacar, Primoz Roglic, and Jonas Vingegaard to win the yellow jersey.
Geraint Thomas has raced fantastic pretty much from the first day. The former Tour de France winner is in third place, a minute and 17 seconds behind Pogacar.
Thomas said before the Tour began that he felt good heading into the race. Geraint won the 2018 Tour de France. No doubt, he has the skills to pressure Pogacar from Tuesday until the final event.
Roglic still has a shot. The second choice before the race began is in eleventh place. But Roglic is just 2 minutes and 52 seconds behind Pogacar. Primoz would have really step on the gas pedal to win.
However, Jumbo-Visma’s top cyclist has the ability to do just that. He can’t wait, though. He’s got to get going starting on Tuesday.
Second place belongs to Jonas Vingegaard. The Jumbo-Visma cyclist is proving his second-place finish last year wasn’t a fluke.
Vingegaard has become Jumbo-Visma’s top Tour de France cyclist. Jonas is 39 seconds behind Pogacar. With some luck, he can make that up this week.
Van Aert sports the green, and Geschke grabs the polka dot
Wout Van Aert continues to own the green jersey. Another Jumbo cyclist, Van Aert has an over 100 points lead, 284 to 149, over Fabio Jakobsen. It’s doubtful anybody catches Van Aert, the pre-race favorite to wear the green jersey.
Simon Geschke wears the polka dot. Geschke’s handle on the polka dot jersey is tenuous. The Leader has 19 points.
Stage 9 winner Bob Jungels sits in second with 18 points. Thibaut Pinot has 14 points. We’ll see how it works out, but it will be tough for Geschke to keep the polka dot shirt.
This Week’s Stages – Tuesday – Friday
- Stage 10 – Tuesday, July 12 – Morzine Les Portes du Soleil Megève – Hilly
- Stage 11 – Wednesday, July 13 – Albertville Col du Granon Serre Chevalier – Mountain
- Stage 12 – Thursday, July 14 – Briançon Alpe d’Huez – Mountain
- Stage 13 – Friday, July 15 – Le Bourg d’Oisans Saint-Étienne – Flat
We should expect Wout Van Aert to continue to sprint great. His hold on the green jersey won’t wane.
It will be interesting to see if Vingegaard or Thomas makes a move for the yellow jersey. Also, does Roglic have it in him to get into the top 10?
Enjoy this week’s Tour de France races and don’t forget to check out our Tour de France Friday blog.