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by Neal Rogers
July 6, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Aru claims Stage 5 victory at Tour de France, Froome into yellow; Lotta Lepistö wins hot and hard-fought Stage 6 at Giro Rosa; Viviani takes second sprint win in Austria, Vanmarcke remains in GC lead; Porte on first Tour de France summit: ‘I expected a little more, but there’s a long way to go’; Dan Martin ‘satisfied, very confident’ after moving into fourth on GC at Tour de France; Sagan heads home as UCI jury holds firm on Tour de France expulsion; Riders and managers react to Sagan’s Tour de France expulsion; Guardian: ‘Something mesmeric’ about Dave Brailsford’s ‘total lack of regret’; Route for 20th edition of Santos Tour Down Under announced, with return to Port Adelaide; Video: GoPro’s Tour de France Stage 5 highlights; Video: Puppy on a bike ride thinks it’s pedaling.
5th place for the stage 24” back
7th place overall at 47”
“We climbed it very aggressively. I was a little afraid of the first mountain stage with the heat. But I dealt with it well. I was comfortable when Froome attacked with Porte, and a small group formed that played around till 200 meters. I think that Aru was the strongest today; he was the only one who could attack and create a big gap. So chapeau to him.
I am happy with how I’ve started. You had to be tough to hold on. I feel at the right level, and we will see how it plays out over the three weeks. This was a good performance by the legs.”