Stage summary17.07.2013 in 17:45Froome Fastest: the leader wins again
Chris Froome can do no wrong. He has confirmed, yet again, that he is the fastest rider in the 100th Tour de France. The Brit from Sky Procycling beat Alberto Contador by 8.82 seconds to win a time trial for the first time from his three starts in the Tour. Last year he was second to Bradley Wiggins twice, today he was almost nine second ahead of one of the former champions and yet again demonstrated that his preparation for the race has been perfect. He was given leadership status after...read more
interview17.07.2013 in 18:36Saxo-Tinkoff: first and first again..
Team Saxo-Tinkoff and RadioShack-Leopard are waging a battle that is yet to be won. Wrestling the lead from the Luxembourg-registered squad – and the defending champions in the team prize – the Danish formation had a combined attack in time trial from Embrun to Chorges. Alberto Contador was second, Roman Kreuziger fourth and Michael Rogers 13th.
Movistar may be defeated on this day but the Spanish team has far from surrendered. It is now down to fourth in the overall rankings but...read more
interview17.07.2013 in 18:30Peter Sagan: I climbed at a moderate pace
Another day in the green jersey, and a relatively calm day for Peter Sagan...read more
interview17.07.2013 in 18:28Nairo Quintana: It is both exciting and challenging
After finishing 1'11» behind Froome in stage 17, Nairo Quintana moves up another place on general classification. Next stop: Alpe d'Huez.read more
interview17.07.2013 in 18:24Jean-Christophe Péraud: It's only a broken collarbone...
He crashed before the 17th stage and raced with a small fracture to his right collarbone and then Jean-Christophe Peraud crashed again... but he's not too fussed: he's out of the Tour while in ninth overall and already looking at what his next objective might be.read more
interview17.07.2013 in 18:08Chris Froome: "I was able to definitely gain a few seconds"
The stage win wasn't his quest, but Chris Froome didn't want to concede time to his rivals for the yellow jersey so he raced hard, took the win but - as he said: «Didn't put himself in the hurt-box» like when he came second in the first individual time trial of the 2013 Tour...read more
Sporting stakes16.07.2013 in 19:0132km can be a lot different to 33...
A lot can happen in 33 flat kilometres. The rider in the yellow jersey can, for example, gain an extra advantage of 1'53” on Bauke Mollema, the rider who is closest to him in the general classification. That's how it was on the road to Mont-Saint-Michel in stage 11. And the time trial for stage 17 is a similar distance, at just 32km. But that is where the comparisons should end when comparing the two long time trials of the 100th Tour de France. The first was short, flat, and on a...read more
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?