Chris Froome stamped his authority all over the Tour de France with a blistering attack after his Sky teammates caused havoc amongst his rivals. He went solo with 6½km to go and kept his advantage all the way to the finish, crossing the line with arms aloft and a huge smile. It was nearly a minute before teammate Richie Porte overhauled a battling Nairo Quintana (Movistar) to take second place.
There are a million stories in the naked city – and there are quite a few in the Tour de France as well. (Make note of the ‘naked’ bit, that’ll feature later on.) Carrying on from last week’s Tweets of the Week, it seems the peloton is going from one extreme to the other – often in the same 500 metres. Triumph and tears, broken bones and broken hearts. Settle back for Tony Martin, Peter Sagan, Daniel Teklehaimanot, #FlechaWatch, Greipel & Hansen larking about and a naked David Ginola. (Saywhat??) Continue reading
It’s the day after the rest day after a gruelling first week. So what fireworks do the organisers have for Bastille Day? Oh, just an HC summit finish in the Pyrenees. #StayAlert