Simon Geschke (Giant-Alpecin) showed his breakaway companions a clean pair of heels when he attacked at the foot of the Col d’Allos, soloing away for his first visit to the top step of a Tour podium. A frisky first day in the Alps also saw changes in the overall classification with Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) losing time in a crash and Tejay van Garderen (BMC) forced to abandon due to sickness.
Daily Archives: July 22, 2015
Tour de France preview: Stage 17
Well, we know what happened after the first rest day, so let’s see what the second rest day does to the field, shall we? The first of four high Alpine stages with a nod to one of the most famous stages in the Tour from 1975.