profishingrods.com
profishingrods.com November 14, 2018


Tour de France: Chris Froome gains on rivals as jeering fades

12 July 2018, 01:28 | Anna Jefferson

Peter Sagan is stoked to ride disc brakes at the 2018 Tour de France

Peter Sagan is stoked to ride disc brakes at the 2018 Tour de France

Australian green jersey contender Michael Matthews of Sunweb sits in ninth spot, 11 seconds behind Van Avermaet.

"We knew that Team Sky would be the team to beat and we also knew that it would be close".

Quick-Step Floors nicked third place in a time of 38:53, while Adam Yates' Mitchelton-Scott team were a further two seconds behind before some much larger time gaps further down the order.

Stage victor Slovakia's Peter Sagan, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium after the second stage of the Tour de France.

Boulder's Taylor Phinney, on the other hand, finished 19 in the stage, just a second behind Froome.

Van Avermaet, a Belgian who excels at single-day classics, isn't a threat for the overall title but he could keep the lead through the cobblestoned Stage 9 ending in Roubaix.

Froome was left 55 seconds behind in the overall standings with another week of nervy rolling stages before hitting the Alps.

"I'm happy to be here", Froome noted.

"We rode a decent time trial and even if we still lost a lot of time I'm relieved", said Bardet. "You have to step up and deliver on the day and that's not an easy thing to do on a Tour de France team time trial stage". "That's the nature of the game".

Froome is aiming to join Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain as the only riders to win the Tour five times.




Van Avermaet's teammate Tejay van Garderen finished on the same time to take second place overall with Sky's Geraint Thomas third.

The Bury rider, who like Froome lost time thanks to a crash on the opening stage, quickly made his way back to the pack but with his left shoulder scuffed up.

Squad leaders traded turns on the front of the team "trains", with the ability to constantly maintain a fast pace the decisive factor over a challenging - if not highly technical - route featuring a few minor hills.

The team completed the course in an average speed of 54.9km per hour to claim their second Tour de France team time trial victory.

Froome put in an imperial performance on Monday showing the kind of power in the saddle that has led him to four previous Tour de France victories where he dominates the time trials and defends his lead in the mountains.

Chavanel, who has said this will be his last Tour, soaked up applause from French fans on his solo run, and he even had time to raise his arms in celebration as he passed through the crowds that lined the road midway through the stage. "To win the stage with a team like we have here, and especially with the passing of Andy Rihs, is special", Porte said. "It just shows that we are here, too, and let's get it on".

And though Sky missed out on victory - and a chance to put Geraint Thomas in the yellow jersey - Froome was able to eradicate the deficit to numerous other contenders.

"It was a goal to get yellow in the first week", said van Avermaet.

Tonight's fourth stage is a flat, 195km stage in Brittany between La Baule and Sarzeau that is expected to finish in a bunch sprint.



Other News

Trending Now

Pick your England XI for Croatia semi-final
After praising his players for their performances in reaching the final, Deschamps was asked about his own contribution. Dozens of people took to Winnipeg streets to chant and sing following a viewing party at St.

Wimbledon men’s final won’t move if England make the World Cup final
Lewis also confirmed that the big screen at Wimbledon is reserved for tennis, the BBC reports. He continued: "We are a sold-out event and there's massive interest".

Joaquin Phoenix to star as Joker in new origin film
Phoenix's movie is getting fast-tracked and could even be ready for a 2019 release if Warner Bros. plays its cards right. No release date for the film has reportedly been set.

Dejan Lovren makes SHOCK revelation after Croatia beat England
Take this gathering in London's Hyde Park, where thousands came together to watch the game on large public outdoor screens. Prime Minister Theresa May said: "Wasn't to be this time but it's been a great journey that's made the country proud".

England's Kane misses out on golden shot at World Cup title
The world Cup semi final's only gone and got off to a cracking start for England . England have set a record for the most set-piece goals at a World Cup since 1966.

U.S. to impose extra tariffs on $200bn of Chinese imports
Beijing's commitment to its ongoing deleveraging campaign means that tight credit conditions will continue, Yan said. Investors had been taking the trade war in stride but Tuesday's announcement appeared to dent that optimism.

Kit Malthouse becomes eighth housing minister in eight years
The major issues for Britons were concerns about immigration, sovereignty and the sums paid to the EU. This could mean Brexit being delayed, a change of government or a second referendum, he said.

Cardi B has given birth and her child's name is absolutely BONKERS
Offset proposed publicly a month later so she could still have that "special moment that every girl dreams of". Rapper Cardi B has given birth to her first child and given her a Kardashian-esque name.

UCLA's Billy Knight Allegedly Sexually Abused 9-Year-Old Girl Before Death
Unfortunately, Knight couldn't get the help he needed in time, and UCLA fans have to say goodbye to another athlete far too early. The 39-year-old Knight was a guard/forward at UCLA from 1998-2002, averaging 14.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game as a senior.

Parents Allowed to See Rescued Boys: Hospital
Narongsak said he was grateful for Musk's support but the equipment was impractical for the rescue mission. They were missing for nine days before being discovered by British divers last week.