Sport Tour de France wrap after stage 14

21:20  15 july  2017
21:20  15 july  2017 Source:   Press Association

Geraint Thomas out of Tour de France with suspected broken collarbone

  Geraint Thomas out of Tour de France with suspected broken collarbone Geraint Thomas is out of the Tour de France after crashing on Sunday’s stage nine from Nantua to Chambery, Team Sky have announced. The Welshman suffered a suspected broken collarbone in a crash on the descent of the Col de la Biche, the first of three hors categorie climbs on a day expected to shake up the battle for the yellow jersey.Team Sky tweeted: "Sadly @GeraintThomas86 has been forced to abandon #TDF2017 following that crash. More updates when we have them.

Take a look at the summary of stage 13! #TDF2017 pic.twitter.com/ZtB0RJldpj. — Le Tour de France (@LeTour) July 14 , 2017. — Astana Pro Team (@AstanaTeam) July 14 , 2017. Fabio Aru got a slightly unusual prize after retaining the yellow jersey.

Take a look at the summary of stage 13! #TDF2017 pic.twitter.com/ZtB0RJldpj. — Le Tour de France (@LeTour) July 14 , 2017. — Astana Pro Team (@AstanaTeam) July 14 , 2017. Fabio Aru got a slightly unusual prize after retaining the yellow jersey.

Mikel Landa shot down the idea he is trying to usurp three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome, pictured: 2017 Tour De France Team Sky Announcement Handout Photo © PA PICTURE DESK 2017 Tour De France Team Sky Announcement Handout Photo

Chris Froome surprisingly retook the yellow jersey on Saturday’s stage 14 of the Tour de France in Rodez as Michael Matthews snatched the win. We say surprisingly because no one seemed more taken aback than Froome himself. The stage ended with a 600 metre climb with gradients of around 10 per cent, and that was enough for Froome to take 24 seconds out of Fabio Aru and put himself back in the familiar yellow. “I am absolutely shocked to see the same kind of time gaps as we saw in the Pyrenees,” said Froome, who now leads by 18 seconds from Aru with Frenchman Romain Bardet of AG2R La Mondiale 23 seconds back in third.

Peter Sagan to return in Poland following Tour de France disqualification

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Take a look at the summary of stage 13! #TDF2017 pic.twitter.com/ZtB0RJldpj. — Le Tour de France (@LeTour) July 14 , 2017. — Astana Pro Team (@AstanaTeam) July 14 , 2017. Fabio Aru got a slightly unusual prize after retaining the yellow jersey.

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POLKA-DOT DOMESTIQUE

Team Sunweb can celebrate two wins in as many days as Matthews followed on from Frenchman Warren Barguil’s Bastille Day success in Foix. Barguil, who is in the polka dot jersey as the king of the mountains, was mucking in with the rest of the team on Saturday as he could be seen going back to the cars to fetch water bottles. “He’s my roomy so we’ve got two wins in two days in one room,” Matthews said. “When you’ve got guys like that pushing and giving everything to get the victory it makes it really special.”

FIGHTING IRISH

Dan Martin might be putting in the best ride of his life in the Tour de France so far. The Irishman sits sixth overall, just 86 seconds off yellow, despite still suffering swelling in his back from the crash that ended Richie Porte’s Tour on the Mont du Chat last Sunday. Footage of Martin being helped off his bike at the end of Friday’s stage into Foix was painful just to watch but you can hardly tell from the way he is riding his bike. “On my bike I’m fine, and standing I’m fine,” Martin said. “It’s going between the two. I’m still in pain but I can still ride so it’s not a problem. The team staff is doing an incredible job. Our osteopath, Anthony Pauwels, he’s keeping me in the race. Yesterday we made some more progress with my back and the swelling is going down, so I’m starting to feel like myself again.”

TWEET OF THE DAY

Team Sky’s Welshman Luke Rowe got a little taste of home from some fans waiting at the team bus on Saturday morning.

https://twitter.com/LukeRowe1990/status/886175594597281792

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“I have no regrets about what I did today. I honestly thought I had the legs to win. But I needed someone to stick with me for longer….it had become almost mission impossible for me. Too bad” - Thomas De Gendt tried a solo attack late on the stage but was swept up in the final kilometres.

Tour de France wrap after stage 17 .
You could hardly have written it better: a former world junior ski jump champion races down the Tour de France’s highest mountain to win stage 17. But while Primoz Roglic was celebrating Slovenia’s first ever Tour stage win, the battle for yellow raged on behind. Chris Froome came to the line alongside rivals Rigoberto Uran and Romain Bardet, ultimately splitting the pair as he finished third on the day. With bonus seconds applied, it saw the three-time Tour winner extend his narrow advantage in yellow, with Uran and Bardet now both 27 seconds behind.

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