“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.”
Chris Froome: "Equipment choice was the key"
interview21.07.2016Stage 18- Sallanches / Megève
Chris Froome confirmed his absolute superiority as he won the uphill time trial from Sallanches to Megève as he rode 21 seconds faster than specialist Tom Dumoulin. He significantly increased his lead in the overall ranking. With two Alpine stages remaining, Bauke Mollema is at 3.52, Adam Yates at 4.16, Nairo Quintana at 4.37 and Romain Bardet at 4.57.
“There are two hard stages to come but luckily I have quite a lot of points of an advantage. I'll try to win a stage but the priority is the polka dot jersey. I'm tired. I've done Giro and Tour with breakaways and fights for the KOM… The legs feel it. Nothing is easy. If my rivals go away tomorrow, I'll try it too.”
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Jersey wearers after the stage 21
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