Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Tour de France, Stage 10: Fighting for Second

After Chris Froome (Team Sky) had attacked the last man on his wheel, Nairo Quintana (Movistar) had done all he could to chase down the Maillot Jaune.  It was fully expected that the diminutive Colombian climber would put time into Froome, but instead it went the other way.  Further down the road, Froome had attacked as soon as Richie Porte (Team Sky) had swung off the front.  The Australian eventually got back up to Quintana but then faced a dilemma.  Should he attack the man from Movistar he may end up towing the Colombian back up to Froome's wheel, however by attacking he could claim second for himself and suck up a few more bonus seconds, along with King of the Mountain points as well.  With the KOM points doubled for a mountain top finish, whoever won the stage was ensured to also take over the Maillot a Pois.  With the stage winner in Yellow, tomorrow Porte will wear the Polka Dots because of his second place finish.  (No one can wear two jerseys at once, so the lower jersey will go to the man in second place in that particular competition.

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