Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tour de France, Stage 17: Riding One Two

With the first full day in the Alps done and dusted, it was Chris Froome (Team Sky) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar) who came to the line apparently stuck together.  The pair in the Maillot Jaune and the Maillot Blanc had dropped all of the other GC contenders and race to the line atop Pra Loup together.  Each had had a final dig at the other, but neither was able to shake free.  Nairo can be contended that he has put time into all of the others.  Froome, of course, can tick off one more day successfully defending the Yellow Jersey on the way to Paris.  With three more days to go in the high mountains, it still remains to be seen if Froome will place a pedal wrong.  If he does, I am sure Quintana will be there to pounce.

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