Bauke Mollema has waited for his seventh participation to the Tour de France to claim his first stage victory one year after stepping down from the second place overall to the eleventh in the last two days in the mountains. Lined up as a domestique for Alberto Contador after finishing seventh in the Giro d'Italia, the 30 year old Dutchman from Trek-Segafredo soloed to victory after the grueling climb to Peyra Taillade. Hampered by a mechanical in a crucial moment of the race, Chris Froome...read more
“I broke a spoke coming into the bottom of the last climb. My wheel wasn't straight anymore so I think it was a broken spoke but I'm not sure. I'm grateful I was able to come across because it was a critical moment. Thanks to my team mates who helped me, I save myself. Many people were happy to distance Nairo Quintana. We still have difficult roads ahead of us, especially in the Alps. I've had a difficult day in the Pyrenees but I feel much better now. I hope to keep the yellow jersey...read more
“I was trying to get some seconds there. The race for the win was well ahead of us. I tried to sneak away to get a few seconds. It didn't work but I gave it a go. I couldn't have gained a lot anyway. Just a few seconds. But every second is gonna count. I would have preferred to have them than not. At some stage [before the col de Peyra Taillade] I was in front there and AG2R came to the front and made a really hard pace. It was a big effort for Froome to come back [after his mechanical]....read more
“The first goal was the stage win for myself or Michael [Matthews]. There was a really good opportunity. But we missed it. It's a little bit disappointing. We can't win every day I guess but we tried again. We had three guys in the break as we planned. I hope to continue this way. One day I need to score some more point to win the polka dot jersey.”read more
“It's really amazing. I'm so happy to win a stage at the Tour de France. I've worked for it so hard in the last few years. That was a big goal for me. I needed a chance, but a lot of teams wanted to go up the road today. I did the first climb full gas, trying to bridge to the first group. Eventually we made it with 25 guys. That was the first goal. Then I just gave it a try in the last 30km. It was a long time riding alone. It was close to the chases at the end. But I made it! This is the...read more
Chris Froome is back in the yellow jersey. It probably takes the Tour de France back to a more standard kind of racing with Team Sky controlling the peloton from Laissac-Sévérac L'Eglise to Le Puy-en-Velay throughout a very scenic route in the Aubrac and a spectacular finale. But this is not a standard stage. The category 1 col de Peyra-Taillade is unprecedented on the route of the Tour de France. It's another brutal one with gradients up to 14% and a summit above 1000m of altitude with...read more
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