Tour de France riders sprayed with chemical

Team Sky Rest Day – Tour de France 2017 – Carcassonne

Race officials brought the riders to a standstill to allow them to wash their faces and receive medical attention, and after a 15-minute delay the race resumed.

Most of the bad behaviour from a small minority of spectators has targeted Sky, who started the race under a cloud, and are looking hard to beat. However the lack of Moscon's firepower on the flats and in the early mountains means that Froome and Thomas may be isolated earlier than planned. Still, all riders wearing a Team Sky outfit are often being jeered from the roadside.

In September previous year, Moscon was disqualified from the UCI World Championships road race when video emerged of him taking a tow from the Italian team vehicle after he was caught up in a crash on the penultimate lap.

For two weeks, all members of Team Sky - Geraint "G" Thomas included - reiterated the point that "Chris is the undisputed leader".

"Even the way he approaches the climbs and the mountaintop finishes, he's quite happy to drop off a fair few metres behind the main group when there's big accelerations". He is, it would seem, also much more popular than the defending Tour champion.

He and team are ready to tackle the last week of the French grand tour. And that's when the statements began to change a little.

"I'm thinking day by day".

Cycling – 2015 Tour de France – Stage Twenty One – Sevres to Paris Champs-Elysees
Thomas and Froome have a long history together

But Yates lost his front wheel on a tight bend 6km from the finish to open the door to Alaphilippe, who rode past to double up his account - and take his Belgian team's tally to four wins following the opening week brace for sprinter Fernando Gaviria. "We'll review the stage after today and see where we're at... We get on - for now, anyway".

"It's the third week, they've been working a lot for a long time so maybe we can isolate Sky a bit", said the Spanish veteran. "But winning is still not something I'm really thinking about". We're a rider down but all the boys are riding well together'.

Sky's domination for the fourth consecutive year could mean the team's sixth Tour crown from the past seven editions.

"All this talk of attacking or not attacking. we are in an unbelievable position, we are one and two", said Froome, who won the Tour in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. "It's for all the other riders in the peloton to make up time on us and dislodge us from the position we're in".

"The Tour de France is promoted as the world's greatest annual sporting event".

So far, Thomas and Froome have not attacked each other, but that uneasy truce could be put to the test as the race enters its decisive phase.

More news: Tesla: asking suppliers for cash back is 'standard' negotiating strategy

Related News:

  • USA  intelligence chief says no disrespect intended toward Trump

    USA intelligence chief says no disrespect intended toward Trump

    I don't mind him dealing with Russian Federation , I just want to deal with Russian Federation from a position of strength. I would have liked, Bret, for him to do what Chris Wallace, your colleague, did in his interview with President Putin.
    Trump says meeting with Putin 'even better' than with NATO

    Trump says meeting with Putin 'even better' than with NATO

    Mitt Romney, former Republican presidential nominee, said Trump had acted against America's democratic principles. The top Republican in Congress, House Speaker Paul Ryan, said Mr Trump must see that " Russia is not our ally".
    Mourinho bemoans 'very bad' preseason for United

    Mourinho bemoans 'very bad' preseason for United

    It is hard to say winning the World Cup is not good for a player's career, I can only imagine it will only be positive. I have to respect the United States authorities in their process of selection for visas.
  • Dollar drops on Trump criticism; U.S., Europe stocks tepid

    Dollar drops on Trump criticism; U.S., Europe stocks tepid

    A manager at Qiwang Textile Product Wu Yuepei said, "Usually the goods only take 10 days to reach U.S. customers". Still, new tariffs could help Trump's Republican party going into November's congressional elections.
    Judge denies Manafort's request to suppress evidence

    Judge denies Manafort's request to suppress evidence

    Manafort's trial on money laundering and other corruption charges is set to begin July 25. That means the government couldn't use their statements against them.
    Liverpool make offer for Roma's Alisson Becker but no fee agreed

    Liverpool make offer for Roma's Alisson Becker but no fee agreed

    Which team are you supporting in the 2018 World Cup? Courtois's time at Chelsea could be up in the Blues land Alisson . Klopp defended Karius in the wake of his calamitous display in Kiev, claiming he was suffering from concussion.
  • Donald Trump backtracks on Helsinki remarks, says he 'misspoke'

    Donald Trump backtracks on Helsinki remarks, says he 'misspoke'

    Indeed, as more and more evidence of Putin's election manipulation emerges, the shadow over Trump's presidency grows larger. President Trump's relationship with President Putin is under increasing scrutiny, even by those on the right.
    Microsoft Beats Estimates on Cloud Services, Gaming, and Software Growth

    Microsoft Beats Estimates on Cloud Services, Gaming, and Software Growth

    Net income rose to $8.87 billion, or $1.14 per share, from $8.07 billion, or $1.03 per share, in the year-ago fourth quarter. The company reported $30.085 billion in revenue, a 17% increase over the same quarter's $25.605 billion from previous year .

    Blue Origin plans high-altitude escape test on launch Wednesday

    Eventually, up to six passengers at a time could get on board the New Shepard spaceship, which flies under autonomous control. The launch will also see the New Shepard rocket perform a high-altitude escape motor test to push the ship to its limit.
  • Pakistan set for historic election amid charges of army meddling

    Pakistan set for historic election amid charges of army meddling

    Durrani is contesting for NA-35 under the Muttahida Majlise-e-Amal (MMA) banner against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan. BehindYouSkipper became one of the country's top trending hashtags as celebrities and former cricketers came to Khan's support.
    First, RaGa says PM can't see eye-to-eye, then hugs him

    First, RaGa says PM can't see eye-to-eye, then hugs him

    But the Prime Minister did not move and tried to shake hands instead. "I can not see eye to eye with you", Modi said. Its relationship with BJP is under stress and it has announced it will contest the general elections separately.
    Mohamed Elneny will join Arsenal at pre-season tour in Singapore

    Mohamed Elneny will join Arsenal at pre-season tour in Singapore

    The Gunners will be joined out in Asia by some more of their big names, including Germany global Mesut Ozil. Emery did contact Nzonzi following France's World Cup success, congratulating him for his efforts.


Most liked

4-Day Heat Wave Kicks Off In SoCal With Record-Breaking Heat
Still, it was so hot in Las Cruces on Monday morning that afternoon school bus service was canceled. By mid-week, monsoonal moisture will move back into the area and drop temperatures.

Sri Lanka thrash South Africa to sweep Test series 2-0
As things stand, Sri Lanka are well on top and it looks quite tough for South Africa to come back into this game. Sri Lanka ended the 2nd day with 151 runs on the board and seven wickets in hand.

Archaeologists find ancient pottery workshop in Egypt
There was also a lot of online chatter about the possibility of unleashing a curse by opening the presumed 2,000-year-old coffin. His tomb has never been found. "No, no, I assure you, nothing supernatural", - said the representative of the Council.

'Never, ever threaten the United States again': Trump lashes out at Iran
It comes after Rouhani warned the USA against "playing with the lion's tail" and threatening Iran . Pompeo refused to distinguish between moderates and radicals at the heart of the Islamic republic.

Huge relief for girls as officials scrap tax on sanitary pads
Mr Goyal said, traders with turnover up to 5 crore rupees will deposit GST monthly but they have to file the returns quarterly. Union Textile minister Smriti Irani too tweeted thanking the Finance Minister for exempting sanitary napkins from GST.

U.S. urges Security Council to maintain N.Korea pressure
Although it's summer, China has recently increased the oil flow to the winter levels, the source told the South Korean outlet. As for the broader global community, she said, "we ask you to hold tight as we go forward".

Alisson signs on with Liverpool
Of course, for a long time it's been clear that Alisson is a top-class goalkeeper, but there was never a real chance to do it. While at AS Roma, Alisson helped the club reach the semi-finals of the UCL last season, only to be ousted by his new club.

Trump rips Fed for raising interest rates
Shares in trade-sensitive stocks were hardest hit, with auto makers Daimler, Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler all down more than 1pc. I don't really - I am not happy about it. "I couldn't care less what they say, because my views haven't changed", he said.

New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri 'forced to deny being homophobic, sexist'
Chelsea have signed Italy midfielder Jorginho from Napoli after Manchester City pulled out of a £50m deal. Chelsea finally put an end to Conte's two-year reign on Friday.

Hillary Clinton Just Snubbed Trump's Meeting With Putin In Four Simple Words
On this I agree with our intelligence community. "I think that disclosure (on Monday) was done self-serving from his standpoint". At the start of a Cabinet meeting at the White House, a reporter asked Trump, "Is Russia still targeting the US, Mr.

Ben Stokes to play in England's first Test against India
Root, who was dropped from the final match of England's preceding 2-1 Twenty20 series loss, told Sky Sports: "It feels fantastic". Morgan added: "I think we were outstanding". 'You can see when he's on the cricket field he's fully engaged with what's going on.

Trump says he 'misspoke' after Putin meeting, accepts Russian election meddling
John Cornyn of Texas, said sanctions may be preferable to a nonbinding resolution that amounts to "just some messaging exercise". His scepticism drew a quick formal statement, nearly a rebuttal, from Mr Trump's director of national intelligence, Dan Coats .

'Lava Bomb' From Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Injures 22 People
But from where lava from the Kilauea volcano is hitting the ocean to the harbour is about an hour's boat ride, depending on waves. The other 22 injured people were treated for minor burns and scrapes, including the 12 who were treated at a hospital in Hilo.

England rock, India roll..
Vince lost his Test place at the start of the season in one of the first major decisions by new England selection chief Ed Smith. Pacers Liam Plunkett and David Willey combining well whileAdil Rashid, Adil Rashid and Mark Wood supporting the duo handsomely.

Tesla slides after an eventful weekend for Elon Musk (TSLA)
The submarine , I believe, was about five-foot-six long, rigid, so it wouldn't have gone round corners or round any obstacles. A British diver involved in the Thai cave rescue has said he is considering suing Elon Musk for describing him as a " pedo ".