Tour de France: All Remaining 156 Riders Pass Coronavirus Tests

Paola Ditto
Settembre 15, 2020

"It's an absolutely awesome day for me now".

Newspapers, news agencies and broadcasters like Reuters, Sporza and L'Equipe have reported these results and have confirmed that the director of the most important race in the calendar can return to his position on Tuesday, at the 16th stage.

Kamna was beaten by four seconds for the stage win by Daniel Martinez on Stage 13.

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

Jumbo-Visma's Primoz Roglic retained the overall lead after the 17km ascent of the Grand Colombier mountain as his key challenger Bernal slipped to more than eight minutes behind in the yellow jersey standings.

"Jumbo-Visma set a really high pace all day and it made it a really hard stage".

There was no change at the top of the overall standings, with Rigoberto Uran third ahead of fellow Colombian Miguel Angel Lopez in fourth and Britain's Adam Yates in fifth, with Wednesday's stage from Grenoble to the Col de la Loze above Meribel expected to prove more decisive.

Pogacar tested Roglic's legs on the final ascent but could not gain time on his rival.

"It was a good warmup for tomorrow, the queen stage of the race", Pogacar said. "We see everyone is exhausted".

Kamna was part of a group of 15 riders who broke away from the peloton early in the 164-kilometer (102-mile) trek.

This victory is also a very big relief for me and the team, I still can not believe it. I can nearly not imagine it. "The step I made this year is huge and I'm so blessed to win today".

After losing more than seven minutes in the Jura mountains Sunday, defending champion Egan Bernal went through another day of hardship at the back of the race, getting dropped by the main contenders in the 11.1-kilometer steep climb where Kamna built his success.

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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