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Live Reporting

Jack Skelton

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  1. Adieu

    Right, that's it for this live text as Geraint Thomas climbs onto the podium to collect the yellow jersey - this time to warm applause and cheers.

    The stage report is building here.

    Mark Cavendish's stage-by-stage guide is here.

    And look out for our Bespoke at the Tour de France podcast available here later.

    It's a rest day tomorrow. But join me on Tuesday as the race hits the Pyrenees.

    Can Thomas take this all the way to Paris? It's shaping up to be a belting last week of the Tour.


  2. 'I picked out this stage' - Cort

    Stage 15 winner Magnus Cort: "It’s amazing, it's what I’ve been dreaming of even before I started riding a bike. It’s my first Tour de France and I’m so glad to win. I have to thank my team a lot and especially Michael Valgren in the finale.

    "It was perfect – my sport directors believed in me and picked out this stage for me.

    "It inspired me Omar Fraile winning yesterday and I’m very happy."

  3. Top 10 on GC

    1. Geraint Thomas (GB/Team Sky) 62hrs 49mins 47secs
    2. Chris Froome (GB/Team Sky) +1min 39secs
    3. Tom Dumoulin (Ned/Sunweb) +1min 50secs
    4. Primoz Roglic (Slo/LottoNL-Jumbo) +2mins 38secs
    5. Romain Bardet (Fra/AG2R La Mondiale) +3mins 21secs
    6. Mikel Landa (Spa/Movistar) +3mins 42secs
    7. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned/LottoNL-Jumbo) +3mins 57secs
    8. Nairo Quintana (Col/Movistar) +4mins 23secs
    9. Jakob Fuglsang (Den/Astana) +6mins 14secs
    10. Dan Martin (Ire/UAE Team Emirates) +6mins 54secs
  4. Post update

    Geraint Thomas rolls over the line at the back of the Team Sky train and retains the yellow jersey.

    No changes on the GC today - Dan Martin launched a long-distance solo attack but was brought back on the descent.

    Thomas takes a lead of 1'39'' over Chris Froome into the second rest day, with Tom Dumoulin a further 11 seconds adrift.

    The peloton finally arrived in Carcassonne 13'10'' behind stage winner Magnus Cort.

  5. Post update

    Team Sky cruise into the final 2km.

    A very sedate end to proceedings for the peloton.

  6. Top 10 on stage 15

    1. Magnus Cort (Den/Astana) 4hrs 25mins 52secs
    2. Ion Izagirre (Spa/Bahrain-Merida) same time
    3. Bauke Mollema (Ned/Trek-Segafredo) +2secs
    4. Michael Valgren (Den/Astana) +29secs
    5. Toms Skujins (Lat/Trek-Segafredo) +34secs
    6. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita/Bahrain-Merida) same time
    7. Lilian Calmejane (Fra/Direct Energie)
    8. Rafal Majka (Pol/Bora-Hansgrohe) +37secs
    9. Nikias Arndt (Ger/Sunweb) +2mins 31secs
    10. Julien Bernard (Fra/Trek-Segafredo) +2mins 38secs
  7. Post update

    The Team Sky-led peloton swing round a roundabout and into the final 4km of the stage.

    Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome are safely in the bunch.

  8. Post update

    Geraint Thomas and the rest of the peloton are about 6km away from the line.

    No splits so far in the crosswinds. This looks like being an uneventful day on GC.

  9. Post update

    Stragglers from the 29-man breakaway are rolling over the line in Carcassonne.

    Mitchelton-Scott's Damien Howson is involved in a crash in the finishing straight.

    About four riders come down with him.

    The Aussie gets up, shaking his head.

  10. BreakingMagnus Cort wins stage 15

    Magnus Cort takes his first Tour de France stage victory with a dominant sprint win from a three-man group.

    The Dane led it out and easily held off Ion Izagirre and Bauke Mollema.

    Astana played that perfectly in the run-in to take their second stage win in as many days - Michael Valgren ensuring his team-mate made the selection and shutting down every attack behind.

    Magnus Cort
  11. 150m to go

    They are not catching Magnus Cort Nielsen here...

  12. 300m to go

    Still Magnus Cort Nielsen leads on the front.

    And now he goes!

  13. 700m to go

    Magnus Cort Nielsen leads, with Bauke Mollema on his wheel and Ion Izagirre behind.

    The Dane will be happy to lead the sprint out if needs be.

  14. 1km to go

    The leading trio are all together under the flamme rouge.

    It's a bit of an uphill drag to the finish - who wants this?

  15. Izagirre attacks

    Ion Izagirre has a dig as they pass 1.5km to go.

    Magnus Cort Nielsen jumps on his wheel and Bauke Mollema follows.

  16. 2km to go

    Mollema swings to the front, followed by Izagirre and Cort Nielsen.

    This trio are working together for now.

  17. 3km to go

    This is looking ideal for Magnus Cort Nielsen.

    Bauke Mollema and Ion Izagirre have just 3km to drop the Dane.

  18. 4km to go

    Calmejane has to launch a desperate attack from the chasing group but Valgren just sits on his wheel, preventing the Frenchman from bridging across.

    Cort Nielsen, Mollema and Izagirre are 30 seconds up the road.