7.22.2017

TdF 18-19: Alps' verdict


I doubt that Yellow will change its owner. The mountains confirmed that Chris Froome is the Tour master. 
Romain Bardet attacked but the only result was that Fabio Aru definitely craked. Rigobert Uran resisted insteed, and against the clock is better... let's see who will stand in Paris on the 2ns step of the podium. 
By the way, Darwin Atapuma was great.
Edvald  Boasson Hagen vindicated his previous photophinished 2nd place with a classy victory. Next chance will be in Paris. You never know.



Warren Barguil:
"This is really fantastic, I can't believe it. It's really a dream to take another win. I wanted to take some extra time in the GC so I just rode my own climb and paced myself to the top. I managed to close to the leader and then when I still had the legs left, I continued to the line. It's brilliant for us to have four stage victories now, it's unbelievable." 

Edvald Boasson Hagen:
“This is fantastic. The team helped me a lot before the break went away. They controlled the peloton and on the climb, I was in a good position to follow the attacks. Within the front group, we worked really well together all day. Naturally, at the end, there were some attacks but I managed to close them down a ride quite smartly. I had studied the course and I knew I had to go right in that last roundabout. Afterwards, I managed to go solo and I was so happy when I crossed the line. I’ve been so close so many times. It’s really nice to finally get this victory for the team and for myself as well”.

RESULTS
STAGE 18
1 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Sunweb 4:40:33
2 Darwin Atapuma (Col) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:20
3 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
4 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky
5 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac 0:00:22
6 Mikel Landa (Spa) Team Sky 0:00:32
7 Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:37
8 Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors 0:00:39
9 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott 0:00:59
10 Alberto Contador (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:09
11 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 0:01:18
12 Carlos Betancur (Col) Movistar Team 0:01:22
13 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team
14 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal 0:01:37
15 Brice Feillu (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro 0:01:54
16 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky 0:02:15
17 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:02:54
18 Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac 0:03:01
19 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
GC
1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 78:08:19
2 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:23
3 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac 0:00:29
4 Mikel Landa (Spa) Team Sky 0:01:36
5 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:55
6 Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors 0:02:56
7 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott 0:04:46
8 Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates 0:06:52
9 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Sunweb 0:08:22
10 Alberto Contador (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:08:34
STAGE 19
1 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data 5:06:09
2 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Sunweb 0:00:05
3 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-Scott 0:00:17
4 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team
5 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal
6 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie
7 Elie Gesbert (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro
8 Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale
9 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-Scott 0:00:19
10 Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro 0:01:32
GC
1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 83:26:55
2 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:23
3 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac 0:00:29
4 Mikel Landa (Spa) Team Sky 0:01:36
5 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:55
6 Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors 0:02:56
7 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott 0:04:46
8 Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates 0:06:52
9 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Sunweb 0:08:22
10 Alberto Contador (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:08:34
11 Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:13:41
12 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 0:13:52
13 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky 0:23:11
14 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:23:33
15 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:31:01
16 Brice Feillu (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro 0:35:06
17 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 0:36:13
18 Carlos Betancur (Col) Movistar Team 0:36:25
19 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data 0:37:31
20 Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:40:49

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