Tour de France wrap after stage 11

Tour de France wrap after stage 11

Dylan Groenewegen (Lotto-NL Jumbo) continued his impressive form to follow his third place yesterday with second today, while Edvald Boasson-Hagen of Dimension Data took third.

In an action-packed ninth stage on Sunday, Astana's Fabio Aru attacked Team Sky's Chris Froome 6km from the top of the key climb of the day as the race leader raised his arm for assistance, later saying he had a mechanical problem.

"We won't be holding anything back on a stage like [Thursday's] but at the back of our minds we will be thinking about the following day", Froome said.

The intermediate sprint came 61km from the finish and was hotly contested by those that considered themselves to still be in with a shot at clawing back the large advantage of Marcel Kittel in the race for green. "It's not about being a VIP or part of history", Kittel said.

Froome leads by 18 seconds from Italian Aru, and is determined to make sure there are no time losses in the Pyrenees over the coming days.

"I am disappointed because I was caught in the last 250 metres and it was my best day and I wanted to win for my team, for Peter Sagan [who was disqualified after stage four] and my dad who died two months ago", Bodnar told ITV4.

I'm really, really happy'.

Marcel Kittel has won back-to-back stages in the Tour de France, outsprinting the field on the final stretch of the 11th stage. It's definitely going to help shape the General Classification even further I believe.

"I nearly can not believe what's happening here at the Tour".

Bouhanni was later fined 200 Swiss francs ($207) and given a one-minute penalty in the general classification for "assault", the race jury said without elaborating.

"Any talk of crosswinds gets the whole peloton quite nervous and everyone will be fighting for those positions at the front", said the three-time Tour victor. The following year Simpson managed top 10 finishes in two of the most prestigious one-day classics La Flèche Wallonne and Paris-Roubaix with trademark attacking rides that, although ultimately futile, earned him many admirers.

Michael Matthews said it is time for a rethink after he finished 13th in the 10th stage of the Tour de France.

Thursday's Stage 12 is extremely hard, with six categorized climbs - three of them either rated one or "hors categorie" - and a short but steep uphill finish to an altitude of 1,580 meters.



Related Posts

Fed plans more rate hikes to meet goals: Yellen
According to Thompson Reuters , "technology is expected to have had among the strongest earnings growth for the second quarter". The Energy Information Administration's weekly report on petroleum inventories in the schedule for release at 10:30 a.m.

Wimbledon 2017: Andy Murray and Johanna Konta
Murray looks to make his eighth grand slam semifinal since 2015 and his eighth Wimbledon semifinal of his career. He's got one of the best backhands and he can play every shot. "I don't know if it's down to the weather".

Hundreds of fires rip through Canada, US
As of midnight on Monday, 330 fires larger than 0.01 hectares were burning in the province, according to the BC Wildfire Service. The scorching weather comes after California's prolonged drought emergency was declared officially over in April.

Venus Williams Advances to Wimbledon Quarterfinals
Svitolina, who is from Ukraine, said last week that "Russian-speaking people" know to refer to her opponent on Monday as Alona. But at Wimbledon , Williams continues to thrive as she eased into a 10th semifinal at the All England Club.

Vimeo Fans Net-Neutrality Hopes
The current net neutrality rules are working, they are popular, and they have been upheld in court challenges not once but twice. This keeps providers from giving preferential treatment to the highest bidder, while leaving small websites in the dust.

Audi A8 First Look
Among the showcase features available from the new A8's long list of optional equipment is a so-called Traffic Jam Pilot system. Later to come will be two V8 engine options, a 4.0 liter TDI V8 that will make 435 hp and the 4.0 liter TFSI V8 with 460 hp.

North Korea sanctions draft in China's hands
Speaking in Warsaw last week, Trump said he thought Russian Federation attacked the election but that "other countries" did, too. Xi told Trump that China had already stated its "principled position" on North Korea multiple times, according to Xinhua.

Williams too strong for Konta
Konta has earned $5.1m (£3.9m) in her career to date , with $1.9m (£1.4m) pocketed this year ahead of Wimbledon . Garbine Muguruza won the first set 6-1 against Magdalena Rybarikova in the women's semifinals at Wimbledon .

Conor McGregor reacts to microphone cutting, casts doubts on UFC return
I may say something on Monday, I may say something different on Tuesday, but I will come on record saying I can contradict myself. The press conference was the first of a four-stop global media tour, taking in Toronto, New York and London in the coming days.

Top US general denies claim of possible war crimes in Mosul fight
The pockets of ISIS fighters and total clearing of the city is expected to take weeks. Marwan Hadi based inside the Old City.

© 2015 Stump Report. All Rights reserved.