Mo­vis­tar’s top script

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

TOUR de France leader Chris Froome ad­mit­ted he is con­cerned about Mo­vis­tar pair Nairo Quin­tana and Ale­jan­dro Valverde, his clos­est chal­lengers.

Colom­bian Quin­tana is sec­ond over­all at 3min 10sec with Spa­niard Valverde third at 4min 09sec. But it Mo­vis­tar’s tac­tics on Wed­nes­day’s 17th stage from Digne-lesBains to Pra Loup that im­pressed Froome most.

While he was left alone with­out team­mates on the fi­nal climb to the fin­ish, Quin­tana and Valverde had two other Mo­vis­tar riders to help.

“They rode a very good race tac­ti­cally,” Froome said.

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