Stage 15, Tour de France 2022 – wowzers, what a stage! Scorching temperatures that melted the tarmac and an ungodly number of litres of water poured on the roads. Drama as riders crashed and opted to abandon to protect themselves long-term. Breakaways that flip-flopped from being doomed to having glimpses of hope. A sprint at the end. And all on a day where, with just 100km remaining, we all thought “it’s time for a nap, eh?”
Alpecin’s Jasper Philipsen salvaged the race for the team, winning his first Grand Tour stage, ahead of Jumbo’s Wout van Aert and Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo). Despite arriving battered and bruised, Jonas Vingegaard maintained the yellow jersey and nothing significant changed in the GC.