Stage summary16.07.2013 in 17:52Costa victory on the day that could have cost Contador dearly
The stage to Gap has a habit of creating several stories at the same time and it happened again in stage 16 of the 100th Tour de France. There were two races unfolding concurrently: one for the stage victory that was dominated by Portugal's Rui Costa - who outsmarted, out climbed and out paced everyone else on a fast, hot day of racing - and a second contest fought between the riders vying for the yellow jersey. An escape had formed after an hour of attacking early in the stage and there...read more
interview16.07.2013 in 19:07RadioShack-Leopard sinks its claw
The winner of the team classification of the Tour de France twice in three appearances, RadioShack-Leopard took the win in its favorite competition by placing three men in the decisive breakaway towards Gap: Andreas Klöden claimed fifth place, 42 seconds behind the winner Rui Costa, Laurent Didier was 14th at 1'04”, and Tony Gallopin 21st at 2'26”. As the next chase group reached the finish in the department of the Hautes-Alpes, at best 11 minutes after the Portuguese, the...read more
interview16.07.2013 in 18:40Nairo Quintana: The fall... "it's not my fault"
The best young rider in the 2013 Tour de France moved up from sixth to fifth on GC and, like many at the end of the stage to Gap, he was already thinking about the time trial of stage 17.read more
interview16.07.2013 in 18:35Peter Sagan: I tried to sit in the breakaway
It took 75 minutes for the escape to form in stage 16 and while the green jersey was in the original move, he would eventually roll in to Gap a long way behind the stage winner...read more
interview16.07.2013 in 18:15Chris Froome: "That put me in danger"
«I think he was actually taking a few too many risks there,» said the race leader about the antics of Alberto Contador in the final 10km of the 16th stage. The reference was, of course, about the incident that saw him ride off the road with about 7.5km to go... he didn't crash but he isn't happy about the way one of his GC rivals rode.read more
Sporting stakes14.07.2013 in 18:20Battle of the GC men set to continue
Only minutes after the dominant display of climbing from Chris Froome on Mont Ventoux the Saxo-Tinkoff directeur sportif Fabrizio Guidi stated that the winner of the 100th Tour de France had yet to be decided.
“There are still opportunities in this race and we're highly motivated,” said the Italian. “Froome shouldn't rest assure of the overall win just yet.”
Many other have seen the performances of the yellow jersey in stage 15 and felt demoralised. Nairo Quintana, for...
Jersey wearers after the stage 14
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Will Chris Froome lose some of the advantage he holds over his GC rivals in stage 14?