Tour De France: Chris extends Lead as Peter Sagan 11th Stage
Defending winner Chris completes his entire lead in the Tour de France as Peter won stage eleven. Peter won a race after he, tinkoff team mate Maciej Bodnar and team sky’s Chris and Geraint Thomas initiated a surprise attack late in the 162.5 km point from Carcassonne to Montpellier. Chris, who completed 6 seconds clear of the peloton, collected a six second additional benefit for his second place finish. Chris and Peter had made the most of the windy conditions to attack off the front of the peloton alongside Geraint and (Tinkoff) Bodnar in the last ten kilometers. He has now beaten Briton Adam by 28 seconds and Nairo Quintana by 35 seconds. Mark Cavendish, who had been among the choice to pick up a 4th place win of this year’s race and 30th on the whole, done well adrift after suffering a mechanical problem later on. Thursday’s considered complete on top of mountain Ventox has been cancelled due to the high winds in Provence. The twelfth stage will now finish several kilometers down the mount at chalet Reynard.
An improbable alliance on a passionate stage
With cross winds intimidating to divide the race throughout the day, racers were watchful and an early smash by Vichot and Leigh Howard was brought reverse with sixty kilometer remaining. Crosswinds had caused the peloton to keep a high speed throughout the point, along with splits and echelons creating on the more exposed parts of the coastal route from Carcassonne. With never high, there were numerous minor crashes also that cause racers to get dropped from the team. The peloton then rides more conventionally until Peter cleared off inside the last fifteen kilometer with Pole Bodnar. Chris, spotting a chance to add time on his competitors for the general classification, followed with fellow racer, Thomas and the unlikely quartet immediately opened a lead of more than twenty seconds, which the incompetent peloton only directed to reduce to 6 by the end. It was crazy, said Peter. Chris and Geraint came with us and I said we are too strong; they are never going to beat us. So we pulled hard and it occurred.
Chris Froome goes off grid on Tour De France
Two times Tour de France winner Chris (sky) seems hell twisted on creating a new personal racing story. Overnight, Chris Froome augmented his overall lead by 12 seconds on his nearest competitor, a suspicious buffer that may come in handy as the race attains its peak elevations. He is called by many names like, Froomey, Froomedog, and whatever people like to call him. He has been defined as ungainly and joined to his power meter in look for of the current marginal gains cooked up by the crazy scientists in the sky home. On the 8th stage, when he bothered on the final fall of the Col De Peyresourde at the end of the 184km from Pau to Lunchon. There he showed he can descend with the best – a technical specialty.
Bastille Day makes the stage 12 special for French racers
When Biondi discusses about his Tour de France experience and what it was like to be a French racer waking up in the morning of Bastille Day, his eyes automatically sparkle and the smile of a racer rather than the sports administrator he is today, returns. For any French cycle racer, apart from winning the tour overall, there is no superior dream than that of crossing the line first in a tour stage on the 14th July- the French national holiday. In brief, it is a tough day for all racers who participated in the tour de France racing. After the racing, Froome said, it was a very difficult day, but I relied on my team members all day and they were forever at the front and that permitted me to go with Peter to the final.