Tour de France 2019 Stage 15 Highlights: Prat d'Albis Summit Finish

  • Published on Jul 21, 2019
  • Although today’s stage of the Tour de France lacked an HC category climb, it had a vertical gain of close to 5000m and finished atop the steady climb to Prat d’Abis. With the rest day tomorrow it offered riders the chance to attack for stage glory and to take time on their rivals. Don’t miss the highlights from this gruelling stage. This isn't a livestream but it's the only Tour Highlights you'll need #TdF2019
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  • GCN Racing
    GCN Racing  6 months ago +24

    Do you think Alaphilippe can survive the Alps? What do you think of Geraint Thomas's chances now? Will Pinot be able to take back more time? Let us know your thoughts on the race and where you're watching from.

    • Lubos Murin
      Lubos Murin 6 months ago

      what a great year for tour. there is no team that dominate french can finally win but as bora fun i wish it will be buchmann. although pinot looks super-strong. anyways many winners would do it for me this year. first french rider after so many years, first Colombian ever or first double for bora.

    • Andres Moreno
      Andres Moreno 6 months ago

      Nairo quintana?

    • Mgoblagulkablong
      Mgoblagulkablong 6 months ago

      Important question: Which riders do well in the heat? Does anyone know? That could become a deciding factor.

    • Jedizine Juan
      Jedizine Juan 6 months ago

      I think JA should just follow Geraint if he wants to survive the Alps. Geraint Thomas has the best chance to win the Tour and Pinot can also move up based on how strong he was today. Ineos will be making their moves starting stage 17 and mount a continuous attack on the GC leaders on Stage 18, 19 and 20. I really think Geraint Thomas would win the tour, though its ok if Pinot and Alaphilippe in top 3 and Kruijswijk as the dark horse. lol, oh and also Mikel Landa. This year's race is really tight it might come down to the last mountain stage. Watching from the Philippines..

    • michael martin
      michael martin 6 months ago +1

      I think that JA, (Alaphillipe) will lose time in the alps. After watching Ineos sit back today and let DQS do most of the work, which then left JA stranded on his own this will be the telling factor in the crucial 3rd week. I like Tibot as an outside chance to win as he attacks more. Thomas and Bernal are the men most likely to win they have the 3 week winning experience everyone else does not.

  • huroncyclist
    huroncyclist 5 months ago

    I just noticed that Alaphillipe looks a bit like Lloydie.

  • RollinRat
    RollinRat 5 months ago

    This race is still up for grabs. Pretty close in the top 6 or so. Alps have longer, higher, smoother roads and more gradual climbs. Those might favor a different sort of rider.
    Maybe well see some longer attacks. Exciting stuff!

  • K G
    K G 5 months ago

    Alaphillipe needs to get support from his team to win the Tour.

    • K G
      K G 5 months ago

      @Ian CunninghamSo now Alaphillipe is in Yellow their coach should hurry up to craft a strategy to keep the Yellow jersey on Julian's shoulder.

    • Ian Cunningham
      Ian Cunningham 5 months ago

      Based on the team they brought, it seems like the original goal was a few stage victories, with Alaphillipe free to join some breaks in the mountains. I do not believe they were expecting to be defending yellow at the second rest day.
      Should be a great third week.

  • Citizen Shane
    Citizen Shane 5 months ago

    Alaphillippie looks like he chooses a g string over briefs for under wear, especially with dat gotee tho

  • Àmïř ĶÁĶÀŔ
    Àmïř ĶÁĶÀŔ 5 months ago


  • wilburt moreno
    wilburt moreno 5 months ago

    I wonder how many hours did they complete the whole stage?

  • Drew Cama
    Drew Cama 5 months ago

    So Simon Yates wins another stage impressively, but where is he in the overall? oh I guess I'll have to surf away to find out.
    52 79 ▲27 Simon Yates GB Mitchelton-Scott 1:17:48 behind! Obviously he had been doing some resting. lol

  • Chilam Balam
    Chilam Balam 5 months ago +2

    Pinot is looking good now but I think he's played his cards too soon, perhaps too eager to give the French fans hope. He and Alaphilippe will fade in the Alps while Thomas will overtake Alaphilippe for the win. I'm watching from Belize.

  • silved01
    silved01 5 months ago +2

    I just love gcn
    Your summary is simply incredible

  • Fergus N
    Fergus N 5 months ago

    Would you consider spinning out the different language options into their own channels? I won't subscribe at the moment because my feed gets filled up with videos in other languages that I won't watch.

    • GCN Racing
      GCN Racing  5 months ago +1

      Something we're working on Fergus, we have GCN Italia, GCN Japan and GCN en Español already for those. Thanks for bearing with us!

  • Francis Morillo
    Francis Morillo 6 months ago +1

    Thank you for a detailed and comprehensive news of the Tour. I have been switching different channels to get Tour de France updates but your channel shows the excitement and perhaps, a human side of Alaphillipe, which I had the impression that he might be doping. Looking forward to tomorrows news and updates. Best regards from the Philippines.

  • P
    P 6 months ago

    This is going to go to the last day in the Alps. Then it all up for grabs between five of them. If Pinot holds up I think he may edge it.

  • milo scoopy
    milo scoopy 6 months ago +1

    Supporting Egan Bernal fm Indonesia. Legend in the making! 22 yrs old, stronger than G Thomas in the mountains.
    Hope the ineos will let him loose to attack!

  • Mr Scrofulous
    Mr Scrofulous 6 months ago

    I'm surprised there is no comment on the death of the breakaway. I've not followed the TdF before, but over the last 2 weeks, it's become obvious that many riders have worked out that if you are not in the break, you won't win, so the size of the break has grown rapidly to be self-sustaining, and not reeled in due to fatigue. 36 riders today was not a break, but proof that there is now a winner's peleton and a loser's peloton, and no-one wants to be in the latter.

  • T Onizuka
    T Onizuka 6 months ago +2

    Paris: Pinot or Buchman #1 / #2 calling it

  • Mgoblagulkablong
    Mgoblagulkablong 6 months ago +1

    Important question: Which riders do well in the heat? Does anyone know? That could become a deciding factor.

  • David Collis
    David Collis 6 months ago +3

    As long as Ineos don't win I'll be happy.

    • Tanis Leach
      Tanis Leach 6 months ago +1

      Chris Froome comeback story would be amazing though if it ever happens. I will make an exception for that.

  • pobg
    pobg 6 months ago +1

    Dan is a grey presenter.

  • c-record
    c-record 6 months ago

    @6:36 long live the Knights Templar! vive les templiers!

    LAFAS VLOG 6 months ago

    Go geraint thomas

  • Riding Home
    Riding Home 6 months ago +1

    Well done Simon Yates, another great victory, it's only one leader in the MTS squad. Time differences between the top 6 are narrow, and one must expect the unexpected in the final week of the race.

  • Darron Charlesworth
    Darron Charlesworth 6 months ago

    40C they should be cancelling the stage. Not safe for racing.

  • dimsoneill
    dimsoneill 6 months ago +1

    Pinot’s dealer came through with the big stuff for him today, Alaphillipe....not so much😉

  • Luis Rosano
    Luis Rosano 6 months ago +2

    Amazing effort for Alaphilippe!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!

  • PL MacFitz
    PL MacFitz 6 months ago +2

    Thanks for a great race recap. Happy for Simon Yates taking another stage win.

  • filmon mesele
    filmon mesele 6 months ago

    The attack of Simon Yates was extremely hard to believe

    • John M
      John M 6 months ago

      If, in your expert analysis, you think he is doping then go ahead and say it.

  • C Island
    C Island 6 months ago

    Does anyone know the name of the château at the beginning?

    • DERE OPA
      DERE OPA 5 months ago

      That castle is called "Le Chateau de Puylaurens" according to what i saw in the German TV livestream

  • Mulish
    Mulish 6 months ago

    3:23 Simon using motorbikes for the attack

  • Panos peterpan
    Panos peterpan 6 months ago +2

    Pinot is on good drugs

    • Drakiv
      Drakiv Month ago

      ineos fan ahaha

  • Mr P
    Mr P 6 months ago +2

    I appreciate how you guys make these highlights assuming the viewer didn't watch the actual stage
    #HighlightsForCyclingFans by #TrueCyclingFans and an ex cervélo test team rider ;)

  • thurthrice
    thurthrice 6 months ago

    Can you write which language is which is the video title? It's often tricky to pick the English one.

    • GCN Racing
      GCN Racing  6 months ago

      Hi. There is a flag on the top right corner of each thumbnail to denote the language. Dan.

  • Bruno Vallon
    Bruno Vallon 6 months ago +8

    Buchmann is so strong! But still nobody talks about him. I think that‘s gonna change in the alps...

    • Regis Occansey
      Regis Occansey 6 months ago


    • Frédéric Jung-Plan
      Frédéric Jung-Plan 6 months ago +1

      TBH that's the best that could happen to him! Nobody takes him too serious, he's flying under the radar, but with his continuous good results on the important stages he keeps the door wide open.

  • Ron White
    Ron White 6 months ago

    Welcome back, Dan. Best coverage of this year's Tour.

  • Malek Dery
    Malek Dery 6 months ago

    Man i miss when contador and Andy were climbing like beasts ..........

    • Melissa Flick
      Melissa Flick 5 months ago

      & contador attacked the yellow when he dropped his chain (like a theif).

  • Jeremy Lucas
    Jeremy Lucas 6 months ago

    Have to wonder the difference in GC if Ineos went with only 1 team leader rather than trying to balance Thomas and Bernal. You can tell by how the teammates ride, they're all split up whether literally or figuratively. Not seeing the same Sky/Ineos efforts and in my opinion it's because of this split in leaders

    • David Collis
      David Collis 6 months ago

      No team can be on top forever, perhaps the era of Ineos domination is coming to a close.

  • abxyz
    abxyz 6 months ago +1

    Honestly Bernal scares me. Hes incredible at only 22. He might dominate the tour for more than ten years as soon as he becomes Ineos captain and that would be very boring.

    • Tanis Leach
      Tanis Leach 6 months ago +1

      Have you heard of peaking too soon?

    • Francois Wattel
      Francois Wattel 6 months ago +3

      True, but we also thought that of Quintana when he was 22 and he is not living up to the expectations. Quintana was better when he was 22 years old

  • Savage Poet
    Savage Poet 6 months ago +8

    Tour de France pronunciation . . . hmm, you're really starting to NAIL it with admirable consistency.

  • Terri Cheng
    Terri Cheng 6 months ago +3

    Summary including explanation of riders' tactics are super. GCN!

  • munsterfloyd
    munsterfloyd 6 months ago +5

    Pinot is using some powerful vitamins.

  • Tungsten Kid
    Tungsten Kid 6 months ago

    Looks like Quintana's out of the running now..His 2014 Giro and 2016 Vuelta wins are ancient history...He's podiumed 3 times in the TdeFrance but can't seem to go the extra mile to bag the top spot.

    • Adrien Girod
      Adrien Girod 6 months ago +1

      Hey ! That was you on top of this fortress, wasn't it ?

  • Wolf Dog Moon
    Wolf Dog Moon 6 months ago +6

    JA should have just stayed on Gerant’s wheel instead of trying to go after Pinot. Pinot looks very strong tho. I think Germant T is still conserving energy fun the next few tough stages

  • Peter Baldry
    Peter Baldry 6 months ago

    Yey! Dan back to commentary :)

  • Peter Slegers
    Peter Slegers 6 months ago +10

    My castle in ruins? Nehhh, it's but a scratch!

    • Innes Worsman
      Innes Worsman 6 months ago +1

      Looked through the comments for this, left satisfied.

  • General Clasher
    General Clasher 6 months ago

    With Bernal's rise I'm starting to think in the end GT would be force to give him the lead

  • Stuart McGill
    Stuart McGill 6 months ago

    Thanks Dan!

  • Road Bike
    Road Bike 6 months ago +2

    Am I missing something or Sagan is nonexistent?

    • Melissa Flick
      Melissa Flick 5 months ago

      I'm sure he was resting for the big sprint on stage 16. If he keeps the green, he'll set a new record for years as winner: 7! Go PS!

    • Road Bike
      Road Bike 6 months ago

      @Mgoblagulkablong was a genuine question. And thanks to everyone for their genuine answers.

    • DCR CICYCLES Onewheelskate
      DCR CICYCLES Onewheelskate 6 months ago +1

      The bull sees the red cape during stage 16 + paris.

    • potzysk2
      potzysk2 6 months ago +3

      Mountain stage. Sprinters conserve their energy for the sprint-finish stages.

    • riquelmeone
      riquelmeone 6 months ago +1

      He signed a book while ascending

  • John Bouttell
    John Bouttell 6 months ago +9

    Welcome back Dan. We missed you.

  • Robin Willmann
    Robin Willmann 6 months ago +4


  • Simon Schmitz
    Simon Schmitz 6 months ago +6

    Great summary !
    Thanks guys. I liked the comments about Buchmann :)

  • George Mallinson
    George Mallinson 6 months ago +49

    Just saying, Alaphillipe entered the Pyrenees with a 1:12 lead, he
    leaves with 1:35 lead, today wasn't great but surely he's shown he could
    do it

  • In The Mix
    In The Mix 6 months ago +34

    So glad Dan was commentating on this summary! Brilliantly condensed into 7 minutes :)

  • Michal Maly
    Michal Maly 6 months ago +3

    I really dont understand logic behind Ineos strategy.
    Did Bernal just follow DS' orders or was it miscommunication? G was using the radio a lot (I am not sure about Bernal's English tho, having seen him done the interviews in Spanish). Maybe G could have got more seconds on JA if he attacked earlier but who knows. Pinot seems like the main threat now.

    But having seen Pinot go to the red and blowing up in the last week of Giro 2018 I would be cautious if I was him. JA seemed like he was hurting a lot, like way more then other riders who lost time in last two stages. In the last km or two he probably rode only on his mental strength and vision of keeping the yellow jersey. It seems he will regret it in the last week. He could've sat on G's wheel when Pinot attack to save energy, also when he was dropped he again was on the point which points to his lack of experience, but chapeau to him anyway.
    It will be probably decided on last two of the three mountain stages in the Alps. Really good that the times are close as it is probably most entertaining TdF in the last years as Ineos seems to struggle. Hoping for win of G!

    • Pinar Ozge
      Pinar Ozge 6 months ago

      Yeah I thought that Geraint Thomans should have attacked when 5 km was left to the finish, not when 2 km was left. He could have gained more time to catch up with Alaphillipe then.

    • Unkown Name
      Unkown Name 6 months ago +1

      JA just doesnt hide his suffering that well. But be assured, everybody in that lead group was well in the red.

    • John Bouttell
      John Bouttell 6 months ago

      I suspect that Ineos told Bernal to go at 5 km, hoping that Alaphilippe would follow with G on his tail. Then when Alaphilippe slowed, G could attack. I think this is called 'The Old One-Two.'

  • Galen Kehler
    Galen Kehler 6 months ago +15

    Love the Monty Python cosplay in the closing scene!

    • Mr Scrofulous
      Mr Scrofulous 6 months ago

      Ha, I had missed that. Thanks, mate !!

  • Aldo López
    Aldo López 6 months ago

    Egan Bernal doesn't dare win. That's a pity.

    HEAVYWALL 70 6 months ago +16

    The fact that G couldn’t go because Bernal was ahead at the time might be indicative of the problem of a split focus in team Ineos.
    Allaphillipe left nothing on the climb and if a “crack” means losing only 27 seconds then maybe he’s stronger than he’s given credit. This also shines a light on just how important the two previous stages were to him, gaining 3/4 of a minute on Garaint to even have that buffer.
    There are so many legitimate contenders now compared to recent years that anyone will have an issue defending yellow at this point, which is a good reason not to have it for the next few days.

    • HEAVYWALL 70
      HEAVYWALL 70 6 months ago +1

      My comment is based off what Thomas actually said in an interview I watched, the result is a speculation of mine that the team’s focus is either split or they’re hedging their bets.
      Honestly I hope it results in a win by Alaphillipe or Pinot, hell I’d enjoy a win by
      Krysweic (forgive spelling)
      I have nothing against G or Bernal I just really have not enjoyed the sanitary brand of racing we’ve seen in Le Tour for quite some time.
      I am thrilled about the uncertainty of it this year.

    • STISCO
      STISCO 6 months ago

      HEAVYWALL 70 In fact, Bernal couldn’t go because of G, not the other way around.

    • riquelmeone
      riquelmeone 6 months ago +4

      HEAVYWALL 70 I wouldn’t read all that into it. Fact is, Thomas couldn’t keep Bernal’s wheel. And later he did attack the maillot jaune, he just needed some time to recover after getting back to Alaphilippe.
      Ineo now actually have a lot of tactical options available with two main contenders still in the race. Problem is, this is new to them, so they might not be prepared to play it out properly.
      On the other hand you might be right that Bernal and Thomas do not want the other one to win the Tour.
      Anyway, all ingredients for a fantastic last week.

  • mikeytek
    mikeytek 6 months ago

    If the pace is pushed its Bernals tour to win. If it becomes more controlled I dont think Ineos will give Bernal the go to set off on his own

  • planetdiego
    planetdiego 6 months ago +28

    The best racing highlights by far Lloyd.

  • david w pinkston
    david w pinkston 6 months ago +4

    i was hoping you could explain what quintana was trying to do today

    • John Bouttell
      John Bouttell 6 months ago +5

      Not even Quintana could explain what he was trying to do today.

    • VinBin
      VinBin 6 months ago +1

      david w pinkston there was no way that he could get 7 minutes back on the gc leaders so his goal was to either win the stage or support panda who is now Movistars top climber and a go contender

    • Colin Gibson
      Colin Gibson 6 months ago +2

      neither Landa nor Valverde were obligated to chase since he was up the road. It worked well, I think. Landa finished well.

  • Muh Kurniawan
    Muh Kurniawan 6 months ago +23

    Ala: (-1' 35")
    G (0)
    SK (0' 12")
    Pinot (0' 15")
    Bernal (0' 27")
    Buchmann (0' 39")
    Putting Thomas as benchmark, the top six are pretty close. Good for spectators, expecting more attacks to come in the Alps. Pinot or Alaphillipe have a good chance.