Froome remains in yellow jersey and on his toes

Froome remains in yellow jersey and on his toes

The stage suits those who prepared in high-altitude given two-thirds of the race is above 1,000 meters.

"Some people are winners and others less (so)".

Col de Peyra Taillade, a category one hill with 40 km to go, was always going to define the race and this year, Martin dropped off, while early favorite Nairo Quintana was among the slowest riders. Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) was back at his aggressive best. Romain Bardet (France / AG2R La Mondiale) +23'; 4. "We'll check the situation after the Izoard". With Froome only six seconds behind him overall, the leader of the Astana team knows he can't afford to let the Briton get away from him. They even got a cherry on top, with French rider Warren Barguil winning the stage on Bastille Day - the first tricolor victory on France's national holiday since David Moncoutie in 2005. Stadium finishes are rarely seen nowadays in cycling so this is relatively new.

Dan Martin is on course to record the best finish of an Irish cyclist in the Tour de France since his uncle Stephen Roche won the race in 1987.

Froome lost yellow on stage 12 to Peyragudes on Thursday but reclaimed it 48 hours later.

"I was personally gutted for him", said Rowe.

Tour de France 2017 live stream is available on NBC Sports, NBC Sports App, NBC Sports Gold. "There was a break in the bunch and I had to put in a huge effort to close the gap, which I then paid for when there was another break. For sure, though, it was a sticky moment", team boss David Brailsford said.

"Bardet, Aru, Uran, lost the chance of a lifetime", LeMond, who is on the Tour as an analyst for Eurosport, said in his daily chat with Reuters. "They managed to do all they could to keep me in the front group".

This one was all Federer, who last won Wimbledon in 2012.

Following two frenetic days of racing in the Pyrenees, no one would have bet a cent on a change of leadership on Saturday after Stage 14, a rolling 181.5-kilometer (113-mile) ride with no major difficulty.

Of the top four on GC, Froome is certainly the strongest time triallist. It was either that or not going over the climb with the favourites. "If you're riding along at 40kph and you see the yellow jersey stops to urinate you don't attack. It won't be easy to defend".

"Right at the end 'Kwiat' was screaming in my ear on the radio 'Go Froomey go, there are gaps all over the place here'".

"I'm just grateful I survived today".

The formula made sense, clearly, so why not try it again?

Froome said he had no explanation for Aru's breakdown. He thanked his teammates for their essential role in keeping him at the front, allowing him to pounce on the final climb while Aru was stuck.

As a result, the top of the overall standings remains unchanged, Froome leading by 18 seconds from Astana's Fabio Aru with Bardet a further seven seconds back.

Eurosport is the home of the Tour de France.

"I've worked for it so hard in the last few years, that was a big goal for me. Sometimes it can be discouraging", said Bardet.

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