Tour de France

Navardauskas makes history

2014-07-25 21:04
Ramunas Navardauskas (AP)

Bergerac - Ramunas Navardauskas made history on Friday as he became the first Lithuanian to win a stage of the Tour de France.

The 26-year-old, who won a stage of the Giro d'Italia last year, stole a march on a disjointed peloton to escape to victory on the 208.5km 19th stage from Maubourguet to Bergerac.

The Garmin rider made his attack 13km from home on a short fourth category climb, passing his teammate and loan escapee Tom-Jelte Slagter before holding on in driving rain all the way to the finish.

German John Degenkolb won the sprint for second seven seconds back with two-time stage winner Alexander Kristoff of Norway third.

In what was already a disorganised chase, several riders in the peloton crashed on a right hand bend in the run-in.

One of those was sprinter's green jersey holder Peter Sagan, who was finally hoping for a stage victory following four second placed finishes at this Tour.

But when he went down, leaving his Cannondale team without a purpose, the chase stalled and Navardauskas was able to easily hold on for victory.

Another who went down in the spill was Frenchman Romain Bardet, placed fifth overall. As the crash happened in the final 3km, though, he lost no time.

Neither did race leader Vincenzo Nibali, who was held up by the crash, as he maintained his 7min 10sec lead over second placed Frenchman Thibaut Pinot ahead of Saturday's 54km individual time-trial.

Collated results from the 19th stage of Tour de France a 208.5km ride from Maubourguet to Bergerac on Friday:

1. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/GRM) 4hr 43min 41sec (average: 44,1 km/h)

2. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) at 0:07.

3. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 0:07.

4. Mark Renshaw (AUS/OPQ) 0:07.

5. Daniele Bennati (ITA/TIN) 0:07.

6. Alessandro Petacchi (ITA/OPQ) 0:07.

7. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA/ALM) 0:09.

8. Julien Simon (FRA/COF) 0:09.

9. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/BKN) 0:09.

10. Jrgen Roelandts (BEL/LTB) 0:09.

11. Romain Feillu (FRA/BSE) 0:07.

12. Matteo Trentin (ITA/OPQ) 0:07.

13. Jan Bakelants (BEL/OPQ) 0:07.

14. Michael Morkov (DEN/TIN) 0:07.

15. Marco Marcato (ITA/CAN) 0:07.

16. Giovanni Visconti (ITA/MOV) 0:07.

17. Jos Herrada Lopez (ESP/MOV) 0:07.

18. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 0:07.

19. Arnold Jeannesson (FRA/FDJ) 0:07.

20. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 0:07.

21. Niki Terpstra (NED/OPQ) 0:07.

22. Cedric Pineau (FRA/FDJ) 0:07.

23. Cyril Lemoine (FRA/COF) 0:07.

24. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 0:07.

25. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 0:07.

26. Rudy Molard (FRA/COF) 0:07.

27. Daniel Oss (ITA/BMC) 0:07.

28. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 0:07.

29. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/BKN) 0:07.

30. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 0:07.

31. Peter Velits (SVK/BMC) 0:07.

32. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC) 0:07.

33. Yury Trofimov (RUS/KAT) 0:07.

34. Mikel Nieve (ESP/SKY) 0:07.

35. Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL/LTB) 0:07.

36. Luca Paolini (ITA/KAT) 0:07.

37. Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 0:07.

38. Chris Horner (USA/LAM) 0:07.

39. Christian Meier (CAN/ORI) 2:17.

40. Gregory Rast (SWI/TRE) 0:07.

41. Michael Schr (SWI/BMC) 0:07.

42. Adam Hansen (AUS/LTB) 0:07.

43. Andr Greipel (GER/LTB) 0:07.

44. Michael Albasini (SWI/ORI) 0:07.

45. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/LAM) 0:07.

46. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LTB) 0:07.

47. Jean Christophe Peraud (FRA/ALM) 0:07.

48. Haimar Zubeldia (ESP/TRE) 0:07.

49. Bauke Mollema (NED/BKN) 0:07.

50. Luis ngel Mat (ESP/COF) 2:17.

51. Nicolas Roche (IRL/TIN) 0:07.

52. John Gadret (FRA/MOV) 0:07.

53. Michael Rogers (AUS/TIN) 0:07.

54. Davide Cimolai (ITA/LAM) 0:07.

55. Jens Voigt (GER/TRE) 3:10.

56. Frank Schleck (LUX/TRE) 0:07.

57. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/IAM) 3:10.

58. Alexandre Pichot (FRA/EUC) 3:10.

59. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 0:07.

60. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 3:10.

61. Jrme Pineau (FRA/IAM) 3:10.

62. Matteo Tosatto (ITA/TIN) 3:10.

63. Armindo Fonseca (FRA/BSE) 3:10.

64. Marcel Wyss (SWI/IAM) 3:10.

65. Andriy Grivko (UKR/AST) 3:10.

66. Alessandro Vanotti (ITA/AST) 3:10.

67. Anthony Delaplace (FRA/BSE) 3:10.

68. Tony Martin (GER/OPQ) 3:10.

69. Mickael Delage (FRA/FDJ) 3:10.

70. Jean-Marc Bideau (FRA/BSE) 3:10.

71. Yukiya Arashiro (JPN/EUC) 3:10.

72. Michal Golas (POL/OPQ) 0:07.

73. Mickal Cherel (FRA/ALM) 3:10.

74. Benjamin King (USA/GRM) 3:10.

75. Johan Van Summeren (BEL/GRM) 3:10.

76. Laurens ten Dam (NED/BKN) 0:07.

77. Bram Tankink (NED/BKN) 0:07.

78. Christophe Riblon (FRA/ALM) 3:17.

79. Ben Gastauer (LUX/ALM) 0:07.

80. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 0:07.

81. Matteo Montaguti (ITA/ALM) 0:07.

82. Markel Irizar (ESP/TRE) 0:07.

83. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 0:07.

84. Jens Keukeleire (BEL/ORI) 3:33.

85. Bartosz Huzarski (POL/APP) 3:47.

86. Leopold Knig (CZE/APP) 0:07.

87. Brice Feillu (FRA/BSE) 4:00.

88. Tom Slagter (NED/GRM) 4:20.

89. Albert Timmer (NED/GIA) 4:34.

90. Alessandro De Marchi (ITA/CAN) 4:38.

91. Maciej Bodnar (POL/CAN) 4:38.

92. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 0:07.

93. Benat Intxausti (ESP/MOV) 0:07.

94. Perrig Quemeneur (FRA/EUC) 5:12.

95. Cyril Gautier (FRA/EUC) 5:12.

96. Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ/AST) 5:12.

97. Gatis Smukulis (LAT/KAT) 5:12.

98. Marcus Burghardt (GER/BMC) 5:12.

99. Tom Leezer (NED/BKN) 5:12.

100. Sergio Paulinho (POR/TIN) 5:12.

101. Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA/FDJ) 5:12.

102. Amal Moinard (FRA/BMC) 5:12.

103. Florian Guillou (FRA/BSE) 5:12.

104. Rein Taaramae (EST/COF) 5:12.

105. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 5:16.

106. Sbastian Langeveld (NED/GRM) 5:16.

107. Alex Howes (USA/GRM) 5:16.

108. Simon Clarke (AUS/ORI) 0:07.

109. Jos Mendes (POR/APP) 5:58.

110. Jan Brta (CZE/APP) 5:58.

111. William Bonnet (FRA/FDJ) 5:58.

112. Jeremy Roy (FRA/FDJ) 5:58.

113. Lars Boom (NED/BKN) 5:58.

114. Peter Stetina (USA/BMC) 5:58.

115. Kvin Reza (FRA/EUC) 5:58.

116. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 5:58.

117. Maxim Iglinskiy (KAZ/AST) 5:58.

118. Lieuwe Westra (NED/AST) 5:58.

119. Yohann Gene (FRA/EUC) 5:58.

120. Tiago Machado (POR/APP) 5:58.

121. Richie Porte (AUS/SKY) 5:58.

122. Rubn Plaza (ESP/MOV) 5:58.

123. Jon Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 5:58.

124. Roy Curvers (NED/GIA) 5:58.

125. David Lopez (ESP/SKY) 5:58.

126. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 5:58.

127. Jean-Marc Marino (FRA/CAN) 5:58.

128. Sbastien Minard (FRA/ALM) 5:58.

129. Martin Elmiger (SWI/IAM) 5:58.

130. Paul Voss (GER/APP) 5:58.

131. Zakkari Dempster (AUS/APP) 5:58.

132. Matthew Busche (USA/TRE) 5:58.

133. Andreas Schillinger (GER/APP) 5:58.

134. Jos Serpa Perez (COL/LAM) 5:58.

135. Benoit Jarrier (FRA/BSE) 5:58.

136. Michele Scarponi (ITA/AST) 5:58.

137. Maarten Wijnants (BEL/BKN) 5:58.

138. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV) 5:58.

139. Danny Pate (USA/SKY) 5:58.

140. Tom Veelers (NED/GIA) 5:58.

141. Marcel Kittel (GER/GIA) 5:58.

142. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR/SKY) 5:58.

143. Florian Vachon (FRA/BSE) 6:08.

144. Fabio Sabatini (ITA/CAN) 7:57.

145. Kristjan Koren (SLO/CAN) 7:57.

146. Adrien Petit (FRA/COF) 7:57.

147. Lars Ytting Bak (DEN/LTB) 7:57.

148. Koen de Kort (NED/GIA) 7:57.

149. Elia Viviani (ITA/CAN) 7:57.

150. Roger Kluge (GER/IAM) 7:57.

151. Luke Durbridge (AUS/ORI) 7:57.

152. Vladimir Isaichev (RUS/KAT) 7:57.

153. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 7:57.

154. Bernhard Eisel (AUT/SKY) 7:57.

155. Marcel Sieberg (GER/LTB) 7:57.

156. Svein Tuft (CAN/ORI) 7:57.

157. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 7:57.

158. Nlson Oliveira (POR/LAM) 7:57.

159. Blel Kadri (FRA/ALM) 7:57.

160. Sbastien Reichenbach (SWI/IAM) 7:57.

161. Arnaud Dmare (FRA/FDJ) 8:03.

162. Arnaud Gerard (FRA/BSE) 8:52.

163. Jack Bauer (NZL/GRM) 9:07.

164. Ji Cheng (CHN/GIA) 12:41.

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