Sunday July 15th, 2012

Stage 14Limoux / Foix

Start 12h25 GMT 2+

Key moments

video15.07.2012 in 23:00Summary of the race


Summary of the race

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Stage summary15.07.2012 in 17:47Sanchez success on a day of sabotage...

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Luis Leon Sanchez knows how to attack, how to climb and how to descend. He is one of the most aggressive men in the peloton and even though he was plagued with injuries sustained in a crash in stage one, he insisted on staying in the race even though he only has three team-mates along for support. Never mind if logic dictates that he should limp through to Paris: he wanted to give Rabobank a reward for what has been a Tour plagued with problems. He would ultimately win his fourth stage of...

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video15.07.2012 in 16:00Interview - Stage Winner


Interview - Stage Winner

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Sporting stakes16.07.2012 in 11:00Knocking on the door to the Pyrenees

The 15th stage is a short one from Samatan to Pau. The city hosting the finish trades on the slogan: “Pau: Porte des Pyrenees” and although the 2012 Tour de France will soon be knocking on the door of the second major mountain range, this serves as a race for the sprinters and/or the opportunists. Peter Sagan slots into many categories – including, as we learned in stage 14, climber – but his advantage in the race for the green jersey is so large that even the insistent challenge...

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interview15.07.2012 in 19:02The highlight of the festival for Rabobank

It has been plagued with problems early in the 2012 Tour but Rabobank– with less than half its original line-up – is the winner of the team prize in stage 14 thanks to Luis Léon Sanchez's win in Foix and Steven Kruiswijk (who was 11th). It helps that this pair was part of the escape and thus the outfit finished with a lead of 8'51” on the next-best squad (Liquigas-Cannondale).
For its part, RadioShack-Nissan is clearly racing for the overall team prize. It has five men in the...

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interview15.07.2012 in 18:53Kessiakoff: Very stressful, nervous and very dangerous

With the real Pyrenean stages yet to come, Sweden's Frederik Kessiakoff still leads the climbing classification. Here's what he had to say in Foix after stage 14.

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interview15.07.2012 in 18:52Sanchez: With Gilbert and Sagan in the break, I had my doubts

Had it not been for the spate of punctures, the focus of the 14th stage would have been entirely on the panache of Luis Léon Sanchez who showed enormous fighting spirit to just stay in the Tour after a crash on the first Sunday. Now, two weeks later, he's added another to his tally of stage wins...

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interview15.07.2012 in 18:36Van Garderen: I thought we had more team-mates in there

The rider in the lead of the youth classification was near Cadel Evans at the time the BMC leader punctured but Tejay van Garderen didn't stop to help his leader because he thought there were others there to offer assistance...

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interview15.07.2012 in 18:23Wiggins: Waiting seemed the honourable thing to do

With rumours of over 30 punctures in the peloton - plus flat tyres for five motorcycles that were part of the race entourage, and a number of cars - it was obvious that the 14th stage of the Tour de France was affected by sabotage. Immediately after the podium protocol the race leader didn't have any details of the incident but he tried to make sense of it all...

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video15.07.2012 in 11:45Analysis of the stage


Analysis of the stage

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video15.07.2012 in 10:30The day's route


The day's route

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Jersey wearers after the prologue

Classifications after the prologue


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