Stage 8: Castres to Ax 3 Domaines, 195km
We’re only a week and one mountainous stage into the 2013 Tour and the race already seems Sky’s to lose. A dominant Chris Froome stormed into the yellow jersey with a solo victory at the first summit finish of Ax 3 Domaines, with teammate Richie Porte completing an impressive one-two.
Stage 8: Castres to Ax 3 Domaines, 195km, high mountains
The race enters the Pyrenees and it’s going to be a tough old day. The stage rolls along until the last 50km, which are as gruelling as it gets. Continue reading
Over the next three Wednesdays I’m going to cast an analytical eye over the races within the race at the Tour de France, to explore where key battles will be won by the mass of riders whose objective is something other than the yellow jersey.
I’m starting with an examination of the battle for the polka dot jersey, awarded to the winner of the King of the Mountains classification. When is the action likely to occur and why?