Tour de France 2022 LIVE: Latest stage 15 updates

Tour de France 2022 LIVE: Latest stage 15 updates

Jasper Philipsen roars as he crosses the line

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Jasper Philipsen roars as he crosses the line

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Belgian Jasper Philipsen claimed his first Tour de France victory by winning a bunch sprint on stage 15 as overall leader Jonas Vingaard suffered a bad day on Sunday.

Alpecin-Deceuninck rider Philipsen timed his effort perfectly to beat compatriot Wout van Aert and Dane Mads Pedersen to second and third respectively.

Vingaard retained the yellow jersey but hit the bridge and lost two of his Jumbo-Visma teammates as Steven Kruijswijk crashed and Primoz Roglic did not start the 202.5km journey from Rodez after failing to recover from his injuries.

With the temperature over 40 degrees Celsius, organizers sprayed parts of the route with water to cool the melting tar before riders passed.

Nils Politt and Mikkel Honoré built an advantage of around 2:30 over the peloton while Michael Morkov was dropped early and suffered a test alone at the back.

The breakaway was slowed down with 50km to go, shortly after Vingaard crashed with teammate Tiesj Benoot.

Vingegaard has returned to the pack and still leads defending champion Tadej Pogacar by two minutes and 22 seconds.

Two Frenchmen, Alexis Gougeard and Benjamin Thomas, attacked 48 kilometers from the end.

Thomas, a track pursuit specialist, went solo in the final but was caught 500 meters from the line, leaving the French riders still waiting for their first stage victory in this edition.

Monday is a rest day on the Tour de France.

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Summary of step 15

Belgian Jasper Philipsen claimed his first Tour de France victory by winning a bunch sprint on stage 15 as overall leader Jonas Vingaard suffered a bad day on Sunday.

Alpecin-Deceuninck rider Philipsen timed his effort perfectly to beat compatriot Wout van Aert and Dane Mads Pedersen to second and third respectively.

Vingaard retained the yellow jersey but hit the bridge and lost two of his Jumbo-Visma teammates as Steven Kruijswijk crashed and Primoz Roglic did not start the 202.5km journey from Rodez after failing to recover from his injuries.

With the temperature over 40 degrees Celsius, organizers sprayed parts of the route with water to cool the melting tar before riders passed.

Nils Politt and Mikkel Honoré built an advantage of around 2:30 over the peloton while Michael Morkov was dropped early and suffered a test alone at the back.

The breakaway was slowed down with 50km to go, shortly after Vingaard crashed with teammate Tiesj Benoot.

Vingegaard has returned to the pack and still leads defending champion Tadej Pogacar by two minutes and 22 seconds.

Two Frenchmen, Alexis Gougeard and Benjamin Thomas, attacked 48 kilometers from the end.

Thomas, a track pursuit specialist, went solo in the final but was caught 500 meters from the line, leaving the French riders still waiting for their first stage victory in this edition.

Monday is a rest day on the Tour de France.

Jasper Philipsen roars as he crosses the line

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Jasper Philipsen roars as he crosses the line

(AFP via Getty Images)

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Jasper Philipsen wins stage 15

Here is an overview of this quick finish:

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Jasper Philipsen wins stage 15

The young Belgian sprinter took part in a few sprint finishes at the start of this Tour, and this time he finally grabbed the first Tour stage of his career.

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Jasper Philipsen wins stage 15!

Philipsen launches his bike over the finish line and beats Wout van Aert by half a wheel!

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Tour de France 2022 – stage 15

Pedersen is up there too, as Philipsen is leading the way, with Van Aert and Groenewegen also in pursuit…

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Tour de France 2022 – stage 15

1km to go: Thomas is caught in the Red Flame and it’s going to be a bunch sprint. Choose your winner: Philipsen, Sagan, Van Aert, Groenewegen, Kristoff, Van Poppel, anyone else?

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Tour de France 2022 – stage 15

1.5 km to go: Thomas is only six seconds ahead, he looks dejected. This will surely be the end of the sprint.

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Tour de France 2022 – stage 15

2.5 km to go: Thomas leads by about 12 seconds – the zoomed out shots show a swarm of runners trying to swallow him!

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Tour de France 2022 – stage 15

4 km to go: Benjamin Thomas (Cofidis) gets rid of Alexis Gougeard and leads the stage alone.

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Tour de France 2022 – stage 15

4 km to go: Broa-Hansgrohe are now heading forward, trying to set up a finish for their man Danny Van Poppel. Intermarché is also trying to get involved for its man, the veteran Norwegian sprinter Alexander Kristoff.

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