Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 15, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: De Gendt takes victory on shortened Ventoux stage as Tour de France plummets into chaos in final kilometre; Bonifazio wins third field sprint in as many stages in Poland; Chaos at Tour de France sees yellow jersey running up the road on summit finish; Mavic neutral service mechanic recounts Froome crash; Sagan and Froome’s extraordinary Tour breakaway: ‘This is bike racing at its best’; Adam Yates: In my opinion Froome is going to win the Tour; Small’s appeal denied, US squad unchanged for Rio; Is Oleg Tinkov really quitting pro cycling?; Why won’t TV show more women’s cycling?; British cycling unsure whether new track bike will be ready for Olympics; Megan Guarnier talks about winning the Giro Rosa; Tour de France, stage 11 recap; Tour de France, stage 11 on-board highlights; Who’s the most stylish rider?; Cyclist attempts to set-off speed camera

Adam Yates: In my opinion Froome is going to win the Tour

by VeloClub

He’s currently sitting second overall in the Tour de France, less than half a minute off yellow, but Adam Yates has already accepted that the current race leader is likely to win overall.

The Orica-BikeExchange rider acknowledged the strength of Chris Froome on Wednesday, approximately half an hour after the race leader extended his lead by 12 seconds.

“He loves it,” said Yates when asked about Froome’s surprise attack. “He does get involved. Every opportunity he has to gain a few seconds here and there he has taken it. The way he is going, I can’t see him losing much time anywhere else. In my opinion he is going to be on the top step in Paris. We still have got a week or so to go, though, so we will find out then, won’t we?”

Froome’s move came towards the end of a long, wind-buffeted stage to Montpellier. The Briton followed a move instigated by Peter Sagan, joining with the latter’s Tinkoff teammate Maciej Bodnar and Froome’s fellow Sky rider Geraint Thomas.

Together the four of them rode flat out to the finish, where Sagan beat Froome to win the stage. The bunch came in six seconds later. With the time bonus for second, Froome ended the day 28 seconds clear of Yates. He is now 31 seconds ahead of Dan Martin (Etixx-QuickStep) and a further four seconds up on Nairo Quintana (Movistar).

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