Tour de France: All Remaining 156 Riders Pass Coronavirus Tests

Ruben Hill
September 16, 2020

This is the fourth screening campaign carried out after riders and staff in the race bubble were tested within the six days before the start of the event in Nice, upon their arrival on the Tour and testing on the first rest day during the 6th and 7th September.

"It was a fight from the beginning on and I knew I had to make it to the finish alone", said Kaemna, who also won a stage last month at the Criterium du Dauphine.

Rigoberto Uran is third, 1min 34sec behind, while Lopez and Briton Adam Yates round out the top five.

Pogacar said he bided his time and just kept up.

Thursday's 17th "Queen" stage is a brutal mountain trek in the Alps, over 170km and ending in Meribel at the top of the Col de la Loze, 2,304 metres above sea level. The last six kilometres of the climb are particularly hard, with very steep sections and sharp turns. Carapaz, the Giro d'Italia champion, made Alaphilippe and Reichenbach crack with a couple of biting attacks but could not respond when Kaemna countered before the summit.

"I didn't want it to be another two-man sprint so when I saw Carapaz struggling a bit I thought I had to go full gas", said Kaemna, who had also lost a two-man sprint for victory at the 2017 Under-23 world championships. I can nearly not imagine it.

Defending champion Egan Bernal, whose hopes of winning the race fell away when he cracked in Sunday's 15th stage, was dropped from the main bunch in the ascent to Saint-Nizier, suffering from back pain.

Stage victor Team UAE Emirates rider Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar celebrates on the podium after winning the 15th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, 175 km between Lyon and Grand Colombier, on September 13, 2020.

The 59-year-old tested positive along with some staff members of teams like Mitchelton-Scott, AG2R La Mondiale, Ineos Grenadiers and Cofidis, but none of the riders did.

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