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Second Week Tour Review
By Mark Jul 17, 2017 4:02:28 PM Comments

The second week of the Tour de France is now over and the riders head into the hardest part of the race - the third week. For a lot of riders in the peloton it will be a long and hard week and they will just be aiming at getting to Paris.

Moving on from my last blog entry, let’s take a quick look back at the second week and see who were the winners and losers so far…

Stage 10: Marcel Kittel’s tour just seems to be getting better and better and the powerful German rider won another sprint finish to the line in to Bergerac.

Stage 11: The day after his latest win, Kittel stomped his authority all over his sprint rivals on the fast finish into Pau. Kittel’s win here takes his tally of stage wins up to 5 in this year’s race.

Stage 12: Romain Bardet took a classy win at the top of Peyragudes and in doing so helped to dislodge Chris Froome from the top of the GC. Italian, Fabio Aru, moved into the leaders jersey for the first time in his career.

Stage 13: Warren Barguil took home a well deserved stage victory into Foix. It was the young Frenchman’s first tour stage win and a great result for him and his team. He also took the stage win whilst wearing the KOM jersey and this must have added some real kudos to his victory.

Stage 14: Michael Matthews from Australia produced a solid and well-timed burst to the line into Rodez. He took a well-deserved victory here ahead of reigning Olympic road race champion Grey Van Avermaet.

Stage 15: Trek Segafredo got their first win at this year’s tour in Le-Puy-en-Valey courtesy of Bauke Mollema. The ‘flying Dutchman’ won the stage after being away for most of the day and attacking the break.

This second week has been great to watch and this short blog entry here simply can’t explain how exciting it has been to watch this year. There has been a real battle everyday for the overall race and it will be a well-deserved winner who rides into Paris with the yellow jersey on their shoulders.

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