â€śToday I had to race at the front to avoid problems as much as possible. I slipped on a painting in the middle of the road and I crashed. Luckily, there wasn't much damage but in such a stage, it's better to have extraordinary team-mates. They've accompanied me till the end. I finished with Geraint Thomas' bike. It demonstrates that the Tour isn't over until we cross the line in Paris. Tomorrow will be hard but it's the last effort.â€ť
Chris Froome: «The Tour isn't over till Paris»
interview22.07.2016Stage 19- Albertville / Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc
Romain Bardet gave the hosting nation its first stage victory in stage 19 of the 103rd Tour de France. He rode away from the yellow jersey group in the downhill preceding the final ascent to Le Bettex to catch lone escapee Rui Costa. Race leader Chris Froome and runner up Bauke Mollema crashed in that downhill, with more consequences for the Dutchman than the yellow jersey. Bardet moved up to second overall with two days to go.
â€śI've started to struggle in the MontĂ©e de Bisanne. I managed to come across but I couldn't follow at the end so I lost a bit of time. It's my first bad day at the Tour de France, so I can be satisfied. I didn't come to the race for riding GC and I'm fourth overall with the white jersey on my shoulders. It's not that bad. Now I have to keep it till Paris. I know I've lost a bit from Meintjes but I have to hang on for one more day.â€ť
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