Tadej Pogačar finished fifth on the day to steal back four seconds on the Danish rider who still holds a strong advantage over the second-overall Slovenian.
The stage was the second of two summit finishes in the Pyrenees, finishing at Hautacam before the final three stages of the action this year.
By taking another stage victory this afternoon, Jumbo-Visma proved their huge strength in depth within the Dutch squad as Laporte got in on the action.
In the points classification, Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) has all but won the green jersey and will wear it in Paris unless he abandons the race. The Belgian leads the competition by more than 200 points, and has held the jersey for nearly the entire race. Despite the best efforts of Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) yesterday, Jonas Vingegaard now leads in the King of the Mountains classification after winning the final mountain stage of the race.
Pogačar is firmly in control of the youth classification, with Tom Pidcock 30-05 behind. Barring disaster, he will retain the white jersey for the remainder of the Tour.
Finally, Ineos Grenadiers continue to dominate the teams classification, aided by having three riders all within the top ten overall.
Tour de France 2022 stage 19 results: Castelnau-Magnoac to Cahors (188km)
1. Christophe Laporte (Fra) Jumbo-Visma, in 3-52-04
2. Jasper Philipsen (Bel) Alpecin-Deceuninck, at 1s
3. Alberto Dainese (Ita) Team DSM,
4. Florian Senechal (Fra) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl,
5. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates,
6. Amaury Capiot (Bel) Arkea-Samsic,
7. Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) BikeExchange-Jayco,
8. Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Arkea-Samsic,
9. Luka Mezgec (Slo) BikeExchange-Jayco,
10. Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal, all at same time
Tour de France 2022 standings: General Classification after stage 19
1. Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma, in 71-53-34
2. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates, at 3-21
3. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers, at 8-00
4. David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ, at 11-05
5. Nairo Quintana (Col) Arkea-Samsic, at 13-35
6. Louis Meintjes (RSA) Intermarché–Wanty–Gobert Matériaux, at 13-43
7. Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Bora-Hansgrohe, at 14-10
8. Romain Bardet (Fra) Team DSM, at 16-11
9. Aleksey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Qazaqstan, at 20-24
10. Adam Yates (GBR) Ineos Grenadiers, at 20-32
Tour de France 2022: Green jersey after stage 19
1. Wout Van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma, 460 pts
2. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates, 236 pts
3. Jasper Philipsen (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix, 235 pts
4. Christophe Laporte (Fra) Jumbo-Visma at 171 pts
5. Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo, 158 pts
Tour de France 2022: Mountains jersey after stage 19
1. Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma, 72 pts
2. Simon Geschke (Deu) Cofidis, 64pts
3. Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 61pts
4. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates, 61 pts
5. Wout Van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma, 59 pts
Tour de France 2022: Young rider jersey after stage 19
1. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates, in 75-49-05
2. Tom Pidcock (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers, at 51-26
3. Brandon McNulty (USA) UAE Team Emirates, at 1-22-39
Tour de France 2022: Teams classification after stage 19
1. Ineos Grenadiers, in 227-39-23
2. Groupama-FDJ, at 32-37
3. Jumbo-Visma, at 42-16
Classifications at the Tour de France
Key riders at the Tour de France will be eyeing up a selection of brightly coloured jerseys. Namely, a yellow one (the General Classification leader), a spotty one (the King of the mountains), a green one (leading sprinter) and a white one (best young rider).
The yellow jersey is worn by the rider who has completed all of the stages - so far - in the shortest period of time. Therefore, after stage one, the winner will pull in the yellow jersey for stage two - but it's quite likely to change hands after that.
The King of the Mountains (KoM) will be picking up 'points' awarded at the top of key climbs - the number of points changes depending upon the classification of the climb. On HC climbs, first over the line gets 20 points, 1st Cat climbs it's 10, 3rd it's two, and 4th cat climbs earn just one point.
The Henri Desgrange and Jacques Godet prizes are awarded to the first rider over the race’s highest point (in 2022, that's Port d’Envalira on stage 15) and the Col du Tourmalet (stage 18 in 2022) respectively. These are prizes of €5,000 and carry no extra points for the KoM jersey.
Points for the green jersey are awarded at the end of each stage and at the intermediate sprints. Race organisers ASO classify stages as either flat, hilly or mountainous and this impacts the points awarded, with more on offer for the flat stages to favour the sprinters.
On flat stages, the winner gets 50 points. On hilly stages, it's 30, whilst on mountain stages, it's 20. There are also points for intermediate sprints, with the first-placed rider scooping up a further 20.
In 2022, the young rider classification is open to riders born after January 1, 1997. The highest placed rider on GC wears the white jersey.
Finally, the team classification is calculated by adding the times of the three best riders on each team on every stage, and the leading team have the honour of wearing yellow race numbers.
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