The UCI jury, ever-vigilant after the stage four Sagan incident, could still decide on the newly emerged footage. With another gruelling trip across the Alps and Pyrenees, who will wear the yellow jersey on the Champs-Elysees? We submit our takes on the subject, along with a fiery take from a former Tour de France victor. Watch every minute live on Eurosport Player, plus minute-by-minute live blog and extensive video highlights - breakaways, sprints, stage finishes, interviews, incidents; you won't miss a thing.
Wednesday's 17th stage will take the riders over the fearsome 2,642-metre Galibier peak where Aru is sure to attack, closing with a 28-kilometre descent to ski resort Serre Chevalier, while Thursday's 18th stage offers the last summit finish against the dramatic backdrop of the Col d'Izoard at 2,360 metres.
Matthews also claimed another 50 points in the sprinters' green jersey competition to close to 29 points behind Quick-Step's Marcel Kittel, who has won five stages this year. I sprinted in the same direction, I did not change my line. Matthews then resisted Edvald Boasson Hagen's late surge to prevail by a wheel's length.
John Degenkolb of Germany and Trek-Segafredo placed third.
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Degenkolb complained that Matthews did not hold his line in the sprint, but the Australian was adamant he raced fairly.
"It was not very sportsmanlike".
"I saw the sprint on TV afterwards".
On a hard terrain with constant up-and-downs across the lush forests of Massif Central, several attacks had taken place during the first hour of racing. Standing 12th overall, Lotto NL Jumbo rider George Bennett had a bad day and dropped out about 100 kilometers from the finish.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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