Froome has strengthened the position of Tour leader: I have been expecting more attacks from the rivals

At this year’s Tour de France, it is the biggest favorite of the year. In the fifteenth stage, Chris Froome was able to cope with the challenging route and strengthened the position of the leader. The second Bauke Mollema still loses his minute and 47 seconds. “I expected bigger attacks from my rivals this morning,” the yellow jersey has admitted.

Although Froome reached the 14th place in the 15th stage, he managed to maintain the same lead. He himself admitted after the race that he was expecting a little more from his rivals. “During the race, I was expecting attacks from the Movistar stables because they had two strong riders in the run,” he said. Although he has scored just in front of him, Mollemu and Yates, he was considered the most rival in the stage today by other riders .They did not work as he expected. “Valverde (Movistar) was supposed to ride when Aru (Astana) made his attack, but Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) tried to get to the top, but I felt that no one had strong legs to make a bigger difference,” he wrote The reason why the opponents did not manage to weaken their position.

The double winner The Old Ladies believe they will keep the yellow jersey until the end of the race. He puts all his trust in his home country of Sky. “As the Tour was approaching, I said I was in a very privileged position because Sky had the strongest team ever to have, with drivers who were leaders in other teams, including Wout Poels, winner of the Liège-Bastogne-Liege race. I am grateful and happy to have a team mate like him.For my opponents it is demoralizing, “commented the partner.

By the end of this year’s Tour de France, he has been left for a week, and the rider is waiting for his second free day on Tuesday, and will not be racing on Sunday. Is rightly satisfied. “I’m happy at this moment. I’m in a better position than I expected at this point, “he added.

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