Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tour de France, Stage 17: Climbing to the Top of the Tour

Not wanting to make his stint early on in the Maillot a Pois seemed like a fluke, the darling of Eritrea, Daniel Teklehaimanet (MTN-Qhubeka) went out from the early break in pursuit of Simon Geschke (Giant Alpecin) and more points in the King of the Mountains competition.  With Chris Froome (Team Sky) holding both the Maillot Jaune and the Maillot a Pois, it would be quite a stretch for Teklehaimanet to reclaim the Polka Dots of the King of the Mountains.  The side race for all of  MTN-Qhubeka is the Team Competition where his wildcard team now sits second overall just twenty minutes behind Movistar.  The Team Competition is decided by the combined times of the top three riders for each team.  Movistar started the day with riders sitting in second and fourth overall, so MTN-Qhubeka will have a chore closing the gap.

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