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Le Tour 2017 – Stage 21 et fini

Tour de FranceMontgeron – Paris Champs-Élysées

Distance: 103 kilometers.

After champagne and a 45 kilometer ride to Paris there are 8 laps on a course laid out on the Champs-Élysées.

Dylan Groenewegen just managed to hold on and deny André Greipel a third win of this stage. Simon Yates took the White Jersey, a feat his twin brother Adam accomplished last year. The Jerseys remained stable during a tour characterized by the loss of major riders due to accidents.

Yellow Jersey Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 ) [Yellow] 86h 20′ 55″
Green Jersey Michael Matthews ( Aus – SUN – 141 ) [Green] 370 points
Polka Dot Jersey Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) [Polka Dot] 169 points
White Jersey Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) 7 [White]

Team: Team Sky ( SKY – 001-009 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Dylan Groenewegen ( Ned – TLJ – 163 )
Super Combative: Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) [Red numbers]
Φ Luke Rowe ( GBr – SKY – 008 ) + 04h 35′ 52″ [La Lanterne Rouge]

Top Ten:

1 Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 )
2 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – CDT – 188 ) + 00′ 54″
3 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 011 ) + 02′ 20″
4 Mikel Landa ( Spa – SKY – 006 ) + 02′ 21″
5 Fabio Aru ( Ita – AST – 051 ) + 03′ 05″
6 Daniel Martin ( Irl – QST – 105 ) + 04′ 42″
7 Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) + 06′ 14″
8 Louis Meintjes ( RSA – UAD – 061 ) + 08′ 20″
9 Alberto Contador ( Spa – TFS – 031 ) + 08′ 49″
10 Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) + 09′ 25″

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July 23, 2017   2 Comments

Le Tour 2017 – Stage 20

Tour de FranceMarseille

Distance: 22.5 kilometers.

An individual time trial on the streets of Marseille. This is the last chance for Chris Froome to lose the Yellow Jersey.

Chris increased his lead over his competition, but joins a handful of riders who have won the Yellow without winning a single stage, coming in third. It was enough.

Yellow Jersey Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 ) [Yellow] 83h 55′ 16″
Green Jersey Michael Matthews ( Aus – SUN – 141 ) [Green] 364 points
Polka Dot Jersey Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) [Polka Dot] 169 points
White Jersey Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) 7 [White]

Team: Team Sky ( SKY – 001-009 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Maciej Bodnar ( Pol – BOH – 112 )
Combative: Not awarded for time trials.

Top Ten:

1 Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 )
2 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – CDT – 188 ) + 00′ 54″
3 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 011 ) + 02′ 20″
4 Mikel Landa ( Spa – SKY – 006 ) + 02′ 21″
5 Fabio Aru ( Ita – AST – 051 ) + 03′ 05″
6 Daniel Martin ( Irl – QST – 105 ) + 04′ 42″
7 Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) + 06′ 14″
8 Louis Meintjes ( RSA – UAD – 061 ) + 08′ 20″
9 Alberto Contador ( Spa – TFS – 031 ) + 08′ 49″
10 Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) + 09′ 25″

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July 22, 2017   No Comments

Le Tour 2017 – Stage 19

Tour de FranceEmbrun – Salon-de-Provence

Distance: 222.5 kilometers.

A ‘flat’ stage in the mind of the the Tour with category 3 Col Lebraut, category 3 Côte de Bréziers, and category 3 Col du Pointu. Time trial tomorrow.

Today is Belgium’s national day, and Belgian riders pushed to the front to win the stage, but were thwarted by Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen. There were 20 riders in the breakaway out front and then everyone else in the peloton that was 12 minutes+ behind. A very ‘protect the status quo’ stage from the teams.

Yellow Jersey Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 ) [Yellow] 83h 26′ 55″
Green Jersey Michael Matthews ( Aus – SUN – 141 ) [Green] 364 points
Polka Dot Jersey Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) [Polka Dot] 169 points
White Jersey Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) 7 [White]

Team: Team Sky ( SKY – 001-009 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Edvald Boasson Hagen ( Nor – DDD – 092 )
Combative: Jens Keukeleire ( Bel – ORS – 087 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 )
2 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 011 ) + 00′ 23″
3 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – CDT – 188 ) + 00′ 29″
4 Mikel Landa ( Spa – SKY – 006 ) + 01′ 36″
5 Fabio Aru ( Ita – AST – 051 ) + 01′ 55″
6 Daniel Martin ( Irl – QST – 105 ) + 02′ 56″
7 Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) + 04′ 46″
8 Louis Meintjes ( RSA – UAD – 061 ) + 06′ 52″
9 Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) + 08′ 22″
10 Alberto Contador ( Spa – TFS – 031 ) + 08′ 34″

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July 21, 2017   No Comments

Le Tour 2017 – Stage 18

Tour de FranceBriançon – Izoard

Distance: 179.5 kilometers.

A mountain stage with category 3 Côte des Demoiselles Coiffées, category 1 Col de Vars, and Hors Catégorie Col d’Izoard spaced about every 60 kilometers. It is a summit finish, so winning is worth more in points and time.

Warren Barguil won the stage and probably the Polka Dots with his climb to Izoard, while Chris Froome holds on to the Yellow by 23 seconds. With the longest stage coming up tomorrow and the time trials on Saturday, the leaders want to avoid any drama.

Yellow Jersey Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 ) [Yellow] 78h 08′ 19″
Green Jersey Michael Matthews ( Aus – SUN – 141 ) [Green] 364 points
Polka Dot Jersey Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) [Polka Dot] 169 points
White Jersey Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) 7 [White]

Team: Team Sky ( SKY – 001-009 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 )
Combative: John Darwin Atapuma ( Col – UAD – 062 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 )
2 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 011 ) + 00′ 23″
3 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – CDT – 188 ) + 00′ 29″
4 Mikel Landa ( Spa – SKY – 006 ) + 01′ 36″
5 Fabio Aru ( Ita – AST – 051 ) + 01′ 55″
6 Daniel Martin ( Irl – QST – 105 ) + 02′ 56″
7 Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) + 04′ 46″
8 Louis Meintjes ( RSA – UAD – 061 ) + 06′ 52″
9 Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) + 08′ 22″
10 Alberto Contador ( Spa – TFS – 031 ) + 08′ 34″

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July 20, 2017   No Comments

Le Tour 2017 – Stage 17

Tour de FranceLa Mure – Serre-Chevalier

Distance: 183 kilometers.

A mountain stage with category 2 Col d’Ornon, Hors Catégorie Col de la Croix de Fer, category 1 Col du Télégraphe, and Hors Catégorie Col du Galibie.

After people bunched up at the 20 kilometer mark, the Green Jersey Marcel Kittel was involved in a crash that ended his Tour. It wasn’t speed, it was crowding that caused the accident – there wasn’t enough road.

Primoz Roglic managed to pull away at the end for his first stage win at a Tour. The General Classification saw some jostling for place, but Chris Froome is still in Yellow, and hoping to avoid problems on tomorrow’s mountain stage.

Yellow Jersey Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 ) [Yellow] 73h 27′ 26″
Green Jersey Michael Matthews ( Aus – SUN – 141 ) [Green] 364 points
Polka Dot Jersey Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) [Polka Dot] 129 points
White Jersey Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) 7 [White]

Team: Team Sky ( SKY – 001-009 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Primoz Roglic ( Slo – TLJ – 166 )
Combative: Alberto Contador ( Spa – TFS – 031 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 )
2 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – CDT – 188 ) + 00′ 27″
3 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 011 ) + 00′ 27″
4 Fabio Aru ( Ita – AST – 051 ) + 00′ 53″
5 Mikel Landa ( Spa – SKY – 006 ) + 01′ 24″
6 Daniel Martin ( Irl – QST – 105 ) + 02′ 37″
7 Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) + 04′ 07″
8 Louis Meintjes ( RSA – UAD – 061 ) + 06′ 35″
9 Alberto Contador ( Spa – TFS – 031 ) + 07′ 45″
10 Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) + 08′ 52″

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July 19, 2017   No Comments

Le Tour 2017 – Stage 16

Tour de FranceLe Puy-en-Velay / Romans-sur-Isère

Distance: 165 kilometers.

A hill stage with category 3 Côte de Boussoulet and category 4 Col du Rouvey in the first third, and then a 100 kilometers of sprints and breakaway attempts.

This was Sunweb’s stage that gave their leader, Michael Matthews, a win and moved him up the leaderboard for the Green Jersey. The stage was beset with crosswinds, which are common in the region.

Yellow Jersey Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 ) [Yellow] 68h 18′ 36″
Green Jersey Marcel Kittel ( Ger – QST – 101 ) [Green] 373 points
Polka Dot Jersey Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) [Polka Dot] 117 points
White Jersey Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) 6 [White]

Team: Team Sky ( SKY – 001-009 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Michael Matthews ( Aus – SUN – 141 )
Combative: Sylvain Chavanel ( Fra – DEN – 174 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 )
2 Fabio Aru ( Ita – AST – 051 ) + 00′ 18″
3 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 011 ) + 00′ 23″
4 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – CDT – 188 ) + 00′ 29″
5 Mikel Landa ( Spa – SKY – 006 ) + 01′ 17″
6 Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) + 02′ 02″
7 Daniel Martin ( Irl – QST – 105 ) + 02′ 03″
8 Louis Meintjes ( RSA – UAD – 061 ) + 06′ 00″
9 Damiano Caruso ( Ita – BMC – 042 ) + 06′ 05″
10 Nairo Quintana ( Col – MOV – 021 ) + 06′ 16″

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July 18, 2017   No Comments

Le Tour 2017 – Stage 15

Tour de FranceLaissac-Sévérac l’Église – Le Puy-en-Velay

Distance: 189.5 kilometers.

The stage starts with category 1 Montée de Naves d’Aubrac and category 3 Côte de Vieurals in the first third, and then category 1 Col de Peyra Taillade and category 4 Côte de Saint-Vidal at the end. There is a rest day on Monday.

Bauke Mollema took the stage win and the Red Numbers with a solo breakaway at the end, while Chris Froome with the help of Team Sky managed to hang on to the Yellow after a rear wheel puncture just before the last category 1 climb left him a minute down.

Yellow Jersey Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 ) [Yellow] 64h 40′ 21″
Green Jersey Marcel Kittel ( Ger – QST – 101 ) [Green] 373 points
Polka Dot Jersey Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) [Polka Dot] 116 points
White Jersey Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) 7 [White]

Team: Team Sky ( SKY – 001-009 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Bauke Mollema ( Ned – TFS – 037 )
Combative: Bauke Mollema ( Ned – TFS – 037 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 )
2 Fabio Aru ( Ita – AST – 051 ) + 00′ 18″
3 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 011 ) + 00′ 23″
4 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – CDT – 188 ) + 00′ 29″
5 Daniel Martin ( Irl – QST – 105 ) + 01′ 12″
6 Mikel Landa ( Spa – SKY – 006 ) + 01′ 17″
7 Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) + 02′ 02″
8 Louis Meintjes ( RSA – UAD – 061 ) + 05′ 09″
9 Alberto Contador ( Spa – TFS – 031 ) + 05′ 37″
10 Damiano Caruso ( Ita – BMC – 042 ) + 06′ 05″

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July 16, 2017   No Comments

Le Tour 2017 – Stage 14

Tour de FranceBlagnac – Rodez

Distance: 181.5 kilometers.

A couple of category 3 climbs [Côte du viaduc du Viaur and Côte de Centrès] three-quarters of the way through this hilly stage are the distinguishing features.

Chris Froome made back his 24 second deficit to Fabio Aru, but he needs a bigger lead to feel comfortable in the Yellow Jersey.

Yellow Jersey Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 ) [Yellow] 59h 52′ 09″
Green Jersey Marcel Kittel ( Ger – QST – 101 ) [Green] 373 points
Polka Dot Jersey Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) [Polka Dot] 94 points
White Jersey Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) 7 [White]

Team: Team Sky ( SKY – 001-009 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Michael Matthews ( Aus – SUN – 141 )
Combative: Thomas De Gendt ( Bel – LTS – 134 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 )
2 Fabio Aru ( Ita – AST – 051 ) + 00′ 18″
3 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 011 ) + 00′ 23″
4 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – CDT – 188 ) + 00′ 29″
5 Mikel Landa ( Spa – SKY – 006 ) + 01′ 17″
6 Daniel Martin ( Irl – QST – 105 ) + 01′ 26″
7 Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) + 02′ 02″
8 Nairo Quintana ( Col – MOV – 021 ) + 02′ 22″
9 Louis Meintjes ( RSA – UAD – 061 ) + 05′ 09″
10 Alberto Contador ( Spa – TFS – 031 ) + 05′ 37″

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July 15, 2017   5 Comments

Le Tour 2017 – Stage 13

Tour de FranceSaint-Girons – Foix

Distance: 101 kilometers.

Three category 1 climbs [Col de Latrape, Col d’Agnes, and Mur de Péguère] packed into 101 kilometers for Bastille Day and Frenchman Warren Barguil comes through for his countrymen by taking the stage.

Yellow Jersey Fabio Aru ( Ita – AST – 051 ) [Yellow] 55h 30′ 06″
Green Jersey Marcel Kittel ( Ger – QST – 101 ) [Green] 363 points
Polka Dot Jersey Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) [Polka Dot] 94 points
White Jersey Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) 7 [White]

Team: Team Sky ( SKY – 001-009 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 )
Combative: Alberto Contador ( Spa – TFS – 031 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Fabio Aru ( Ita – AST – 051 )
2 Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 ) + 00′ 06″
3 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 011 ) + 00′ 25″
4 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – CDT – 188 ) + 00′ 35″
5 Mikel Landa ( Spa – SKY – 006 ) + 01′ 09″
6 Daniel Martin ( Irl – QST – 105 ) + 01′ 32″
7 Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) + 02′ 04″
8 Nairo Quintana ( Col – MOV – 021 ) + 02′ 07″
9 Louis Meintjes ( RSA – UAD – 061 ) + 04′ 51″
10 Alberto Contador ( Spa – TFS – 031 ) + 05′ 22″

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July 14, 2017   No Comments

Le Tour 2017 – Stage 12

Tour de FrancePau – Peyragudes

Distance: 214.5 kilometers.

A gentle incline with a category 4 Côte de Capvern is the first 100 kilometers, then things get serious: category 2 Col des Ares, category 1 Col de Mentéat, Hors Catégorie Port de Balès, category 1 Col de Peyresourde, and the category 2 climb to the finish in Peyragudes. Welcome to the Pyrenees.

Chris Froome’s legs gave out on the last climb and he lost 24 seconds to Fabio Aru. He only has a 6 second deficit but Fabio is wearing Yellow on Bastille Day.

Yellow Jersey Fabio Aru ( Ita – AST – 051 ) [Yellow] 52h 51′ 49″
Green Jersey Marcel Kittel ( Ger – QST – 101 ) [Green] 352 points
Polka Dot Jersey Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) [Polka Dot] 70 points
White Jersey Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) 6 [White]

Team: Team Sky ( SKY – 001-009 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 011 )
Combative: Stephen Cummings ( GBr – DDD – 093 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Fabio Aru ( Ita – AST – 051 )
2 Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 ) + 00′ 06″
3 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 011 ) + 00′ 25″
4 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – CDT – 188 ) + 00′ 55″
5 Daniel Martin ( Irl – QST – 105 ) + 01′ 41″
6 Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) + 02′ 13″
7 Mikel Landa ( Spa – SKY – 006 ) + 02′ 55″
8 Nairo Quintana ( Col – MOV – 021 ) + 04′ 01″
9 George Bennett ( NZl – TLJ – 162 ) + 04′ 24″
10 Louis Meintjes ( RSA – UAD – 061 ) + 04′ 51″

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July 13, 2017   No Comments

Le Tour 2017 – Stage 11

Tour de FranceEymet – Pau

Distance: 203.5 kilometers.

A gentle incline with a category 4 climb, Côte d’Aire-sur-l’Adour, at the three-quarter mark, made for sprinters.

Marcel Kittel takes his fifth stage win while the peloton saved its energy for the Pyrenees stages.

Yellow Jersey Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 ) [Yellow] 47h 01′ 55″
Green Jersey Marcel Kittel ( Ger – QST – 101 ) [Green] 335 points
Polka Dot Jersey Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) [Polka Dot] 60 points
White Jersey Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) 7 [White]

Team: Team Sky ( SKY – 001-009 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Marcel Kittel ( Ger – QST – 101 )
Combative: Maciej Bodnar ( Pol – BOH – 112 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 )
2 Fabio Aru ( Ita – AST – 051 ) + 00′ 18″
3 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 011 ) + 00′ 51″
4 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – CDT – 188 ) + 00′ 55″
5 Jakob Fuglsang ( Den – AST – 053 ) + 01′ 37″
6 Daniel Martin ( Irl – QST – 105 ) + 01′ 44″
7 Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) + 02′ 02″
8 Nairo Quintana ( Col – MOV – 021 ) + 02′ 13″
9 Mikel Landa ( Spa – SKY – 006 ) + 03′ 06″
10 George Bennett ( NZl – TLJ – 162 ) + 03′ 53″

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July 12, 2017   No Comments

Le Tour 2017 – Stage 10

Tour de FrancePérigueux – Bergerac

Distance: 178 kilometers.

A hilly stage with two category 4 climbs, Côte de Domme and Côte du Buisson-de-Cadouin, extends the period of recuperation after Stage 9.

Marcel Kittel has won his fourth stage in this Tour. With so many of the sprinters already out of the race, he is building up his lead for Green.

Rafal Majka, who had been in tenth place, was not able to start due to injuries in his hard crash on Sunday.

Yellow Jersey Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 ) [Yellow] 42h 27′ 28″
Green Jersey Marcel Kittel ( Ger – QST – 101 ) [Green] 275 points
Polka Dot Jersey Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) [Polka Dot] 60 points
White Jersey Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) 7 [White]

Team: Team Sky ( SKY – 001-009 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Marcel Kittel ( Ger – QST – 101 )
Combative: Elie Gesbert ( Fra – TFO – 214 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 )
2 Fabio Aru ( Ita – AST – 051 ) + 00′ 18″
3 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 011 ) + 00′ 51″
4 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – CDT – 188 ) + 00′ 55″
5 Jakob Fuglsang ( Den – AST – 053 ) + 01′ 37″
6 Daniel Martin ( Irl – QST – 105 ) + 01′ 44″
7 Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) + 02′ 02″
8 Nairo Quintana ( Col – MOV – 021 ) + 02′ 13″
9 Mikel Landa ( Spa – SKY – 006 ) + 03′ 06″
10 George Bennett ( NZl – TLJ – 162 ) + 03′ 53″

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July 11, 2017   No Comments

Le Tour 2017 – Stage 9

Tour de FranceNantua – Chambery

Distance: 181.5 kilometers.

There are six Hors Catégorie climbs on this year’s Tour and three of them are on this stage along with four lesser climbs. This is the list: category 2 Côte des Neyrolles, category 3 Col de Bérentin, category 3 Côte de Franclens, Hors Catégorie Col de la Biche (Croix de Famban), Hors Catégorie Grand Colombier, category 4 Côte de Jongieux, and Hors Catégorie Mont du Chat. Tomorrow is a rest day.

It was a massacre – 5 withdrawn with injuries and 7, including four members of the FDJ team, over the time limit.

Rigoberto Uran won the stage with a photo finish, while Warren Barguil got the Polka Dots and Red Numbers. The general classification was ‘shaken, not stirred’ by the climbs and the crashes.

Yellow Jersey Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 ) [Yellow] 38h 26′ 28″
Green Jersey Marcel Kittel ( Ger – QST – 101 ) [Green] 212 points
Polka Dot Jersey Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) [Polka Dot] 60 points
White Jersey Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) 7 [White]

Team: Team Sky ( SKY – 001-009 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Rigoberto Uran ( Col – CDT – 188 )
Combative: Warren Barguil ( Fra – SUN – 143 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 )
2 Fabio Aru ( Ita – AST – 051 ) + 00′ 18″
3 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 011 ) + 00′ 51″
4 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – CDT – 188 ) + 00′ 55″
5 Jakob Fuglsang ( Den – AST – 053 ) + 01′ 37″
6 Daniel Martin ( Irl – QST – 105 ) + 01′ 44″
7 Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) + 02′ 02″
8 Nairo Quintana ( Col – MOV – 021 ) + 02′ 13″
9 Mikel Landa ( Spa – SKY – 006 ) + 03′ 06″
10 George Bennett ( NZl – TLJ – 162 ) + 03′ 53″

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July 9, 2017   No Comments

Le Tour 2017 – Stage 8

Tour de FranceDole – Station des rousses

Distance: 187.5 kilometers.

This stage gives the riders a hundred kilometers to warm up before three increasingly difficult climbs: category 3 Col de la Joux, category 2 Côte de Viry,and category 1 Côte de la Combe de Laisia-Les Molunes near the end of the stage. This will start the shake up of the general classification.

Lilian Calmejane won the stage, the most combative, the Polka Dots, cut a minute off his deficit in the generenal classification and moved from 38 to 28th position. He won the stage by 37 seconds over Robert Gesink. This was his day to shine.

Yellow Jersey Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 ) [Yellow] 33h 19′ 10″
Green Jersey Marcel Kittel ( Ger – QST – 101 ) [Green] 212 points
Polka Dot Jersey Lilian Calmejane ( Fra – DEN – 173 ) [Polka Dot] 11 points
White Jersey Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) 6 [White]

Team: Team Sky ( SKY – 001-009 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Lilian Calmejane ( Fra – DEN – 173 )
Combative: Lilian Calmejane ( Fra – DEN – 173 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 )
2 Geraint Thomas ( GBr – SKY – 009 ) + 00′ 12″
3 Fabio Aru ( Ita – AST – 051 ) + 00′ 14″
4 Daniel Martin ( Irl – QST – 105 ) + 00′ 25″
5 Richie Porte ( Aus – BMC – 041 ) + 00′ 39″
6 Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) + 00′ 43″
7 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 011 ) + 00′ 47″
8 Alberto Contador ( Spa – TFS – 031 ) + 00′ 52″
9 Nairo Quintana ( Col – MOV – 021 ) + 00′ 54″
10 Rafal Majka ( Pol – BOH – 115 ) + 01′ 01″

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July 8, 2017   2 Comments