Chris Froome, NAiro Quintana and Tejay van Garderen

Brief report and results: Chris Froome destroyed all of his rivals on the ascent to La Pierre-Saint-Martin and barring any type of incident will win this years Tour de France. All the big rivals Alberto Contador, Vincenzo Nibali, Tejay van Garderen lost major chunks of time today and only Nairo Quintana put any sort of resistance to Chris Froome finishing third at 1:04 down, and 5 seconds behind Froome’s teammate Richie Porte who was second.

Quintana takes over the lead in the young rider classification, Chris Froome takes over the mountains classification lead and Andre Greipel took back the green jersey.

Tomorrow is another big day in the mountains including the Col du Tourmalet, stage profile down the bottom of the article.

I will leave you with one quote that pretty much sums up my feelings on what I saw “I’m at a loss for words. That was unbelievable,” – Chris Froome.

The classification leaders at the start of stage 10
The classification leaders at the start of stage 10 © ASO/B.Bade
Andre Greipel takes back the lead in the points competition
Andre Greipel takes back the lead in the points competition © ASO/B.Bade
Nairo Quintana now wears the best young rider jersey
Nairo Quintana now wears the best young rider jersey © ASO/B.Bade


Top 40 Stage 10 – 167km between Tarbes – La Pierre-Saint-Martin

Place,Rider Name (Country) Team,Result
1,Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky,4:22:07
2,Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky,0:00:59
3,Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team,0:01:04
4,Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo,0:01:33
5,Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team,0:02:01
6,Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky,
7,Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge,0:02:04
8,Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar,
9,Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal,0:02:22
10,Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team,0:02:30
11,Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo,0:02:51
12,Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Lampre-Merida,0:03:09
13,Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team,
14,Serge Pauwels (Bel) MTN – Qhubeka,0:03:19
15,Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin,
16,Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team,0:04:00
17,Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek Factory Racing,0:04:09
18,Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN – Qhubeka,
19,Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement,0:04:16
20,Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team,0:04:25
21,Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team,
22,Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo,
23,Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling,0:04:44
24,Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN – Qhubeka,0:05:38
25,Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale,
26,Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar,
27,Jerome Coppel (Fra) IAM Cycling,0:05:46
28,Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx – Quick-Step,0:05:54
29,Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo,0:05:57
30,Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team,
31,Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale,0:06:04
32,Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo,
33,Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky,
34,Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha,0:06:07
35,Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek Factory Racing,0:06:15
36,Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18,0:06:28
37,Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18,
38,Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18,0:06:47
39,Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne-Séché Environnement,0:08:00
40,Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM Cycling,

Top 20 General Classification Tour de France after the Stage 10

Place,Rider Name (Country) Team,Result
1,Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky,35:56:09
2,Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team,0:02:52
3,Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team,0:03:09
4,Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team,0:04:01
5,Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky,0:04:03
6,Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo,0:04:04
7,Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal,0:04:33
8,Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo,0:04:35
9,Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin,0:06:12
10,Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team,0:06:57
11,Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek Factory Racing,0:07:15
12,Rigoberto Uran (Col) Etixx – Quick-Step,0:07:22
13,Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team,0:08:41
14,Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale,0:09:18
15,Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling,0:09:26
16,Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha,0:10:09
17,Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team,0:10:27
18,Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo,0:12:31
19,Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team,0:12:47
20,Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale,0:13:03

Tomorrows Stage 11 from Pau to Cauterets is 184.5km and features the Col d’Aspin, Col du Tourmalet before finishing on the Cote de Cauterets.

Stage 11 Pau to Cauterets 184.5km
Stage 11 Pau to Cauterets 184.5km

Stage report by TBL – The Bike Lane


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