Map and profile of the route from Rodez to Carcassonne today

Map of stage 15 of the Tour de France (letour)

It’s been a trying week for the Tour de France sprinters as they climb the Alpine mountains in search of another chance at a stage victory.

While the hard-hitting Micheal Matthews managed to win Stage 13 in St Etienne yesterday, Fabio Jakobsen, Dylan Groenewegen, Caleb Ewan and Jasper Philipsen focused on this stage as a way to get through those difficult days in and out of the saddle .

But now the sprinter teams have a track day that will suit them once again. Race director Christian Prudhomme said it could be a stage for the break, but you don’t see Quick-Step and Bike-Exchange allowing it to end in anything other than a bunch sprint.

The problem they have? A man named Wout van Aert. The Belgian, who has already won two stages of this year’s race, will be aiming for a third as he continues to dominate the green jersey competition.

As long as the peloton controls the gap with the day’s break on the two classified climbs – the category three Côte d’Ambiente (4.4km length, 4.6% gradient) and Côte des Cammazes (5.1km , 4.1%) – then we should be for a blistering finish between the fast men of the peloton.

Profile step 15

Profile of stage 15 of the Tour de France (letour)

Profile of stage 15 of the Tour de France (letour)

Stage 15 map

Map of stage 15 of the Tour de France (letour)

Map of stage 15 of the Tour de France (letour)

Stage 15 start time

The stage is expected to start around 12:05 BST with the expected finish around 4:40 BST.

How to watch on TV and online today

Tour de France coverage is available this year on ITV4, Eurosport, Discovery+ and GCN+ (Global Cycling Network).

Live races each day will be shown on ITV4 before highlights usually at 7pm each day. The ITV website lists the times here.

Eurosport and GCN+ will show every minute of every stage. More Eurosport coverage here and GCN+ coverage here.

It’s also streaming on Eurosport’s Discovery+ streaming service, with streaming info here.

General classification after stage 14

1 Jonas Vingaard (Lair) Jumbo-Visma 55h 31min 1sec,

2 Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates +2m 22s,

3 Geraint Thomas (Gbr) INEOS Grenadiers +2:43,

4 Romain Bardet (Fra) DSM Team +3:01,

5 Adam Yates (Gbr) INEOS Grenadiers +4:06,

6 Nairo Quintana (Col) Team Arkea-Samsic +4:15,

7 Louis Meintjes (Rsa) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert +4h24,

8 David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at the same time,

9 Tom Pidcock (Gbr) INEOS Grenadiers +8:49,

10 Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar Team +9:58

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