Stage summary06.07.2013 in 17:13Boom: Froome blows the race to pieces!
He was the favourite for the stage but before the final climb it seemed there might be contenders other than Chris Froome. At the finish of stage eight in Ax-3-Domaines, it would seem that there was only one man who can win the title at the 100th edition of the Tour de France. The Kenyan-born Brit was so dominant on the final climb that no one else seems to have a chance. Of course there are still over two weeks of racing ahead but so far, everything is going to plan for the Sky team. Not...read more
Sporting stakes06.07.2013 in 19:21Eine Stufe höher
Die erste Bergetappe der Tour erweist sich stets als überaus erkenntnisreich und geht zuweilen mit Überraschungen, eher selten mit Gewissheiten einher. Vor der Inangriffnahme der Pyrenäen hat die gestrige Aufstufung bereits eine erste Auswahl getroffen, der – auf etwas brutale Weise – Podiumsanwärter wie Jurgen Van den Broeck und Janez Brajkovic verletzungsbedingt zum Opfer gefallen sind. Ansonsten konnten kleinere Anzeichen hier und dort erfasst werden, um den Appetit und die Form der...read more
interview06.07.2013 in 18:37Sky... super strong but not enough to lead the team rankings
The resounding first and second place finishes by Chris Froome and Richie Porte does not allow Sky Procycling to lead the team standings because it lacked a third man in the stage rankings at Ax-3 Domaines. Peter Kennaugh was phenomenal leading to the final climb but he then switched off and finished 53rd over 11 minutes behind after a great job at the foot of the last climb. So the good work by the British team was for the individual rankings – which Sky dominates. But in the battle of...read more
interview06.07.2013 in 18:15Nairo Quintana: "I thought about it... for a moment"
The Colombian climbing sensation from Movistar, Nairo Quintana was aggressive on the first day in the mountains. He finished the stage in ninth but collected the 'Souvenir Henri Desgrange' by leading over the Port de Pailhères - the high point of the 100th Tour. He also won the 'Fighting Spirit' award and now leads the youth classification...read more
interview06.07.2013 in 18:08Peter Sagan: "Now it's a game... I have to control my opponents"
The sprinters have been the stars of the opening week. Today was a moment for the climbers to show their qualities but Peter Sagan was still called to the podium to collect another green jersey...read more
interview06.07.2013 in 17:45Froome: "I feel really privileged to be here"
It's still relatively early in the 100th Tour de France but Chris Froome is a rider in control of the general classification. He was the pre-race favourite. He is the team leader at the dominant Sky formation. He was the runner-up in 2012. He is a stage winner in 2013... and he wears the yellow jersey.read more
Sporting stakes05.07.2013 in 19:06Froome: the favourite for victory up high
A glance at the line traced on the map of France that indicates the route of the 100th Tour de France is enough to tell you that stage eight is going to be entirely different to the days that preceded it. There have been sprints and battles on undulating terrain but now the race is in the mountains! This marks the beginning of phase two of the 2013 edition. The names of Kittel, Cavendish, Greipel, Sagan... and even Gerrans and Impey are not likely to be spoken much during the coverage of the...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?