Nairo thanks Mikel for his attack, which takes advantage of him; despite attacking and spending more, Landa loses only 2s with her dance partner. In the Tour, in the Planche des Belles Filles, Thomas is in his field: he has always been good at these ramps of 20% Welsh; Egan, who discovers the Tour run with responsibility and expectations, can not stand the pull: he gives 9s.
The cyclists, like all the champions of any sport, have the obligation to fill with their deeds the dreams of the fans that, when a happy dream type Egan of yellow or Landa fulminant with the arms in high turns towards nightmare, also demands that Do something, look for a substitute, something with morbid at least, if with victory it can not be.
This is the classification
|one||ITA Giulio Ciccone||23h 14:55|
|two||FRA Julian Alaphilippe||+ 00:06|
|3||BEL Dylan Teuns||+ 00:32|
|4||NZL George Bennett||+ 00:47|
|5||GBR Geraint Thomas||+ 00:49|
|6||CABBAGE Egan Bernal||+ 00:53|
|7||FRA Thibaut Pinot||+ 00:58|
|8||NED Steven Kruijswijk||+ 01:04|
|9||DOG Michael Woods||+ 01:13|
|10||CABBAGE Rigoberto Uran||+ 01:15|
|one||BEL Tim Wellens||43|
|two||ITA Giulio Ciccone||30|
|3||BEL Xandro Meurisse||27|
|4||BEL Dylan Teuns||13|
|5||ERI Natnael Berhane||13|
|6||THE T Tom Skujins||9|
|7||BEL Thomas de Gendt||8|
|8||GBR Geraint Thomas||4|
|9||AUS Simon Clarke||4|
|10||BEL Greg Van Avermaet||two|
|one||SVK Peter Sagan||144|
|two||AUS Michael Matthews||98|
|3||ITA Elia Viviani||92|
|4||ITA Sonny Colbrelli||88|
|5||ITA Matteo Trentin||75|
|6||NED Mike Teunissen||64|
|7||BEL Greg Van Avermaet||62|
|8||BEL Jasper Stuyven||48|
|9||FRA Julian Alaphilippe||47|
|10||AUS Caleb Ewan||46|
|one||USES TREK SEGAFREDO||70h 19:27|
|two||ESP MOVISTAR TEAM||+ 01:39|
|3||FRA GROUPAMA – FDJ||+ 02:04|
|4||USES EF EDUCATION FIRST||+ 04:26|
|5||GBR TEAM INEOS||+ 07:46|
|6||NED TEAM JUMBO – VISMA||+ 08:31|
|7||BRN BAHRAIN – MERIDA||+ 10:20|
|8||UAE UAE TEAM EMIRATES||+ 11:03|
|9||KAZ ASTANA PRO TEAM||+ 11:40|
|10||FRA AG2R LA MONDIALE||+ 13:28|
And, since God invented the Bible, nothing nurtures imagination and fear like a fratricidal quarrel, a pair of knives with knives hidden under their sleeves, and the fury of Egan's lovers to see Thomas in front, or the permanent doubts, already born in the last Tour, about relationships, amorous or otherwise, between Nairo and Landa.
To the dreamer's dismay, pragmatism ends up winning the battle almost always. The last times in which both teams threw a big one with a pair of aces, they won, and there was no hint of morbidity in the resolution: simply one was stronger than the other. And there is always a day that clarifies all doubts.
In the Tour of 18, Thomas beat Froome by the hand, who was looking for his fifth victory, a feat, in the first mountain stage and that's where the story ended. If Ciccone said that the rest of the Tour would work for its leader, Richie Porte, in a quick announcement that it will not be a pair leader in the Trek, he will break the new tradition and will be the first runner to wear yellow
La Planche does not win in Paris, the Ineos kept his own to show the world in La Planche that the Tour will be his again, as were six of the previous seven. "Valverde's acceleration came in handy," said Thomas. "Later I was attentive to see how others were doing. This is a rise of patience. I saw Alaphilippe leave at 800m and I knew that controlling would overtake her at the end. "
"I already knew that Thomas was very strong and confirmed what we feared," said Landa, who knows the Welshman working next to him on Sky for Froome's victory in 2017. "I've done what I could. But the feeling is good. It confirms the sensations that it brought and that we are going to be there, in the mountain ".
The Alavés arrived at the last Giro of the Movistar leader, but it was a couple's career together with Carapaz, who on the key day, that of Courmayeur-Monte Rosa, marked the differences with everyone. She dressed in pink and Landa said amen. There was no conflict, and surely there will not be this Tour: Landa and Nairo know what each one is worth.