Saturday was the hottest day of the Tour de France, but Michael Matthews persevered in the heat to win his first stage in five years (16 July).
Tour De France Stage 14 Results
Before giving way to Alberto Bettiol, the Australian led the early breakaway group up the hard peaks into Mende.
But Matthews timed his move up the final hill perfectly, passing the Italian in the final few hundred metres for an easy win.
Matthews concluded, “I guess it’s pretty much the tale of my career.”
Despite all the ups and downs in my life, my wife and daughter have always had faith in me. I’ve been knocked down a million times, yet I keep getting back up. My daughter turned four today, and I wanted to take the opportunity to explain to her why I travel so frequently for work. And that day has come today.”
Tadej Pogacar, with overall leader Jonas Vingegaard on his wheel, ended the race at than 12 minutes after the stage winner.
Stage 14 of The Tour De France 2022 Finishes on Saturday, July 16.
Michael Matthews (Team BikeExchange–Jayco) 4:30:53
Alberto Bettiol (EF Education–EasyPost) +0:15
Thibaut Pinot (Groupama–FDJ) +0:34
Marc Soler (UAE Team Emirates) +0:50
Patrick Konrad (Bora–Hansgrohe) +0:58
Stage 14 Results For The General Classification At The 2022 Tour De France, As of Saturday, July 16
Fri 1 July: Stage 1 – Copenhagen-Copenhagen (time trial, 13.2 km) – Won by Yves Lampaert (Belgium), who also took the yellow jersey for overall lead of the race’s general classification.
Sat 2 July: Stage 2 – Roskilde-Nyborg (202.5 km) – Won by Fabio Jakobsen (Netherlands). Wout van Aert (Belgium) claimed overall race lead.
Sun 3 July: Stage 3 – Vejle-Sonderborg (182 km) – Won by Dylan Groenewegen (Netherlands). Wout van Aert (Belgium) retained overall race lead.
Mon 4 July: Transfer Day – from Denmark to France.
Tue 5 July: Stage 4 – Dunkerque-Calais (171.5 km) – Won by Wout van Aert (Belgium), who retained overall race lead.
Wed 6 July: Stage 5 – Lille Metropole-Arenburg Porte du Hainaut (157 km) – Won by Simon Clarke (Australia), Wout van Aert (Belgium) retained overall race lead.
Thu 7 July: Stage 6 – Binche-Longwy (220km) – Won by Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia), who took the overall race lead.
Fri 8 July: Stage 7 – Tomblaine-La Super Planche de Belles Filles (176.5 km) – Won by Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia), who increased his overall lead
Sat 9 July: Stage 8 – Dole-Lausanne (186.5km) – Won by Wout van Aert (Belgium), who increased his green jersey classification lead.
Sunday 10 July: Stage 9 – Aigle-Chatel les Portes du Soleil (193km) – Won by Bob Jungels (Luxembourg), who claimed his first Le Tour stage victory.
Monday 11 July: Rest Day
Tuesday 12 July: Stage 10 – Morzine Les Portes du Soleil-Megeve (148.5km) – Won by Magnus Cort (Denmark), Tadej Pogacar hangs on his overall lead.
Wednesday 13 July: Stage 11 – Albertville-Col du Granon Serre Chevalier (152km) – Won by Jonas Vingegaard, who claimed the yellow jersey.
Thursday 14 July: Stage 12 – Briancon-Alpe d’Huez (165.5km) – Won by Tom Pidcock, Jonas Vingegaard keeps overall lead.
Friday 15 July: Stage 13 – Le Bourg d’Oisans-Saint Etienne (193km) – Won by Mads Pedersen. Jonas Vingegaard keeps overall lead.
Saturday 16 July: Stage 14 – Saint Etienne-Mende (192.5km)
Sunday 17 July: Stage 15 – Rodez-Carcassonne (202.5km)
Monday 18 July: Rest Day
Tuesday 19 July: Stage 16 – Carcassonne-Foix (178,5km)
Wednesday 20 July: Stage 17 – Saint-Gaudens-Peyragudes (130km)
Thursday 21 July: Stage 18 – Lourdes-Hautacam (143.5km)
Friday 22 July: Stage 19 – Castelnau-Magnoac – Cahors (188.5km)
Saturday 23 July: Stage 20 – Lacapelle-Marival – Rocamadour (time trial, 40.7km)
Sunday 24 July: Stage 21 – Paris La Defence Arena – Paris Champs Elysees (116km)