Yellow jersey, white jersey, polka dot jersey. And soon the fair play jersey? Tadej Pogacar (UAE Emirates) is the handyman on this Tour de France. After a collective fall in the first kilometers of the 19th stage, Michal Kwiatkowski (Ineos Grenadiers) and Tom Skujins (Trek-Segafredo) took advantage of the time out to go on the attack. An attitude that obviously did not like the yellow jersey. The Slovenian immediately accelerated to join the two men, and reprimand them for their attitude. An unusual scene for a yellow jersey.
It must be said that the traditions of cycling are quite clear, especially at the start of the stage. Latecomers are usually expected after having suffered a fall. Or as it happened a few kilometers later, the yellow jersey was able to stop and meet a natural need by being expected by the peloton.
A collective fall, twenty runners on the ground
At the origin of this fall, the Belgian Bent Van Moer (Lotto-Soudal) bit the grass while trying to go back to the left of the road. Very quickly fell to the ground, he dragged in his fall the former winner of the Tour Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers), Wouter Poels (Bahrain Victorious) or the teammate of the yellow jersey Rafal Majka (UAE Emirates).
The latecomers were all able to return to the peloton. At the front of the race, we find the two Frenchmen Julien Bernard (Trek-Segafredo) and Franck Bonnamour (B&B Hotels). The French riders meet with Simon Clarke (Team Qhubeka-Nexthash), Georg Zimmerman (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) and Jonas Rutsch (EF Education). All ready for a flat stage!