Stage 15

TDF 2015 Stage 15 reaction: Froome praises atmosphere and crowd

Chris Froome was pleased with the reaction of the crowd on Stage 15 after a spectator threw a cup of urine in his face on the previous stage.

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TDF 2015 Stage 15 reaction: Greipel delighted with third Tour win

Andre Greipel is over the moon after winning his third stage of this year's Tour - he powered to victory over his rivals to take Stage 15 in Valence.

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TDF 2015 Stage 15 reaction: Yates feeling good and spirit is high at Orica

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2015 Tour Stage 15 highlights: Greipel powers to victory in Valence to seal hat-trick of wins

Greipel was too strong.

Credit: ITV

Andre Greipel continued his brilliant form in the 2015 Tour with a magnificent display of power to fend off his sprinting rivals and win an intriguing Stage 15.

The 183-kilometres route from Mende to Valence took place in 35C heat and had a familiar winner from the bunch sprints, as German Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) followed his successes on stage two to Zeeland and stage five to Amiens.

John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) was second and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) third, with Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) fourth.

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Mark Cavendish (Etixx-QuickStep) had been hoping for a 27th Tour stage win of his career in Valence, but was distanced early on and his wife Peta said on Twitter that he was ill.

It was likely the last opportunity for the sprinters before next week's concluding stage in Paris, on July 26.

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Tour de France 2015: Stage 15 video preview

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Video Preview: Stage 15

Last year this was expected to be a stage dominated by the sprinters, but then the wind interfered and threw the stage wide open. Gary Imlach previews this stage.

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Stage 15: Tallard to Nimes - 222km

At 222km this is one of the longest stages on the tour.

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Last year this was expected to be a stage dominated by the sprinters, but then the wind interfered and threw the stage wide open. The same is possible this year.

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