Saturday, July 25, 2015

Tour de France, Stage 20: Going After Them

Once Nairo Quintana (Movistar) had attacked, Chris Froome (Team Sky) had no choice but to go after him.  Quintana starts the day just under three minutes behind Froome on the General Classification.  It may be a tall order to make up that much time on a single stage, but with two Haute Catagorie climbs facing the tired legs of the racers, anything could happen.  Going with Froome was yesterday's stage winner, Vincenzo Nibali (Astana).  Point of fact, Nibali pulled back roughly three minutes on Froome in his stage win, but then he was over eight minutes out of the Yellow Jersey.  A Jersey that he wore for almost all of the 101st Tour de France.  Both of the climbs were lined two or three people deep, many who had waited for days to see the champions of the sport struggle by.

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