Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tour de France, Stage 18: Watching Them All

Chris Froome (Team Sky) after scaling the Lacets de Montvernier dropped to the back of the small group so he could keep an eye on all of those who would challenge the Maillot Jaune.  With the comfortableness of his lead, he may even have had time to gaze down the valley towards the monsters of the Alps.  Just in front of the Sky leader was Alberto Contador (Tinkoff Saxo) the two men of Movistar who are second and third on the GC, Alejandro Valverde and Nairo Quintana.  Rounding out the group was Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) sporting the tricolore of the Italian National Champion.  Froome as had the measure of them all yet again today.  They all seem to be running out of Alpine roads to challenge his firm grip on the Yellow Jersey.

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