Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tour de France, Stage 17: Attacking Them All

The first foray into the Alps brought out the aggression in the General Classification battle.  First there was the large break up the road that contained teammates to all of the men that still hold aspirations to winning in Paris, even Team Sky had two men in the break as a possible bridge towards the end of the day.  After Vincenzo Niblai (Astana) had followed the attacks of first Alberto Contador (Tinkoff Saxo) and then Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Chris Froome and Team Sky pulled them all back into the fold.  Next it was Nairo Quintana (Movistar) in the Maillot Blanc and sitting in second place who launched the next attack up the Col d'Allos.  This attack finally left Froome isolated, as well as Contador and Nibali.  The moves today prove that no one is conceding the Tour to the 2013 Tour winner, Chris Froome.

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