Marcel Kittel of Quick-Step Floors took his fifth stage victory as he outsprinted Dylan Groenewegen and Edvald Boasson Hagen in Pau. Chris Froome retained the yellow jersey ahead of the first Pyrenean stage to Peyragudes.read more
"In stages like today and yesterday, it's difficult to say if I'm in the shape I want to or not because it's just about cruising in the bunch. Tomorrow, I'll know more in the mountains but I certainly like to think that my curve is still on the up. I'm hoping to hit the last week in the best shape I've ever been. I think the number 1 priority will be to not allow someone to come back on GC and I'll keep a close eye on Aru. I'll stick to him like glue."read more
"We are riding without our captains [Peter Sagan and Rafal Majka], so we want to take advantage of our opportunities. We have to respect our fans, our sponsors and our staff. Usually working for others, it doesn't often happen to me to work for myself. In the last kilometers, I was thinking that I could do it. With 2km to go, I looked back and I saw the bunch still 200 metres back but it was also only 200 metres…"read more
"I'm looking forward to tomorrow more than today because of the stress of the flat stages. Tomorrow it's gonna be very difficult from the beginning and the finish will be hard too. I certainly haven't secured the white jersey yet. It's still a long way to go. The guys behind me are very strong. I'll watch them and if I find a good opportunity at the end, I'll try my luck."read more
"I'm looking forward to tomorrow. I hope to have the legs to make the break. But it'll also depend on who else makes the break. I want both the KOM points and the stage victory. I went to Peyragudes for skiing last winter. I managed to ride up there and to Port de Balès as well because there wasn't too much snow. So I know the finish."read more
"It was very nervous. I was twice caught in crashes. I'm happy to get away unhurt and to see the flat stages away. It's never pleasant to crash twice. These are days when you need to be patient and wait for better days. Tomorrow is the queen stage of the Pyrenees but there are several queen stages on the Tour. It's an important stage. Another uphill finish, I hope that well see a great battle. We'll do the best we can. It's a marathon stage of 200 km, it's the kind of stages I like."read more
"It's incredible because even being at the top your game, you're never sure to win. In those five bunch sprints I won, I never made a mistake. Today again I could jump from wheel to wheel. It's nice to give the team a win again. Julien Vermote, Jack Bauer, Philippe Gilbert…, they're champions and they gave everything for me to win today. I'm speechless! It's hard to work on winning. Most importantly, I've got the legs and the mind for it at the moment."read more
Following Marcel Kittel's fourth stage win at Bergerac, another bunch gallop is expected at Pau, the third most visited city behind Paris and Bordeaux in the history of the Tour de France. At half way into stage 11, the peloton will greet “The Chapel of the Cyclists” at Labastide-d'Armagnac. It's a church full of cycling memorabilia such as champions' jerseys and bikes. Jacques Anquetil, Tom Simpson, Bernard Hinault and Eddy Merckx are among the stars who donated some of their personal...read more
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