Thursday July 21st, 2016

Stage 18Sallanches / Megève

Start 10h45 (Local time)

Chris Froome: "Equipment choice was the key"

interview21.07.2016Stage 18- Sallanches / Megève

“Big part of my success today was selecting the right equipment. When I saw the course, I thought I'd ride with the road bike but after the team analyzed it, we opted for a full TT set up. The Pinarello TT bike isn't 9kg anymore. The other aspect was pacing. For all those who started too fast, it was easy to get carried away. I didn't. I had some targets in my head with the numbers. I've had to adjust them more or less on the way but pretty much it went all according to the plan. I think I have a great advantage with two days to go. I keep the yellow jersey on my shoulders, but the next two days are really tough. The main thing for me is to stay out of trouble. I will not try to win a stage uphill.”

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