The overall classification of the 104th Tour de France was shaken up in the last 300 metres of the “marathon-stage” in the Pyrenees. After Team Sky controlled it all, Chris Froome lost contact to Romain Bardet who won his third stage in three years and Fabio Aru who moved into the lead three years after his compatriot Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour as the reigning Italian champion.read more
“It was a hard day again. It's still a long way to go and there's a nervous stage tomorrow. I'm sure Sky and Froome haven't said their last word. I'm still up there fighting with the world's best rider. I can be happy with my ride.”read more
“This was one stage I could target. It's a pity Team Sky didn't give us more time. At the end, I had no more legs… but I tried. There are some more nice stages to come. I have to recover from this one and try again.”read more
"Passed the finish line, as I didn't do better than third, I looked behind and I saw Chris Froome a bit behind. Calculating quickly, I thought the yellow jersey was mine and I felt a formidable emotion when I got confirmation of it. It's a great satisfaction. I don't want to think of tomorrow because I know since I looked at the route that this is a very dangerous stage. We know from previous stage races that short stages can make some serious damage. Despite their injuries, my team-mates...read more
"I was very disappointed to miss out on the stage victory on Sunday but I feel an immense happiness today. I was the first cyclist to ride on this new road [leading to the finish today] when I was here with my parents [in May]. It was a long day on the saddle today, so it was important to mentalize the finish. In May, Peyragudes was a desert but I knew it would be all fired up today. Now that I got the stage win I was looking for since the beginning of the season, I can focus on GC. Building...read more
It was a very, very hard finish. I didn't have the legs in the finale, but there is still a long way to go. I just want to say congrats to Romain Bardet for winning a great stage and to Fabio Aru for taking the jersey. I had a bad moment here at the end. No excuses. I just didn't have the legs in the finale. It's close. It's going to be a great fight now all the way to Paris.read more
Following sprint finishes won by Marcel Kittel in the south west of France, the Tour hits the Pyrenees with a so-called “marathon stage” that includes four major climbs in a 214.5km long race finishing uphill at Peyragudes. Col des Ares, col de Menté, Port de Balès and col de Peyresourde are on the menu in the last 100km. Peyragudes hosted a stage finish for the first time five years ago. Alejandro Valverde won up there, so did Alexandre Geniez at the 2013 Vuelta a España, but it's a...read more
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