“We made a very tough race leading the peloton the entire day and to avoid that the attackers could gain a too big margin – explained Fabio Aru on the Team Bus after the stage – then in the final I’ve tried to attack at two km to go and I thought I could be second on the finish line, taking some seconds to my rivals for the GC… unfortunately not everyone was distanced and few of those overcame me at 600 meters to the finish line…”.
“I’m not satisfied about my today performance because I was looking for the stage victory – continued Aru – but I would prefer to do tomorrow evening the final balance of my Tour de France”.
Today stage has been characterized by many falls, one including the Yellow Jersey Christopher Froome who concluded the stage 8 seconds after our captain Fabio Aru but kept the Yellow Jersey.
Vincenzo Nibali was involved in the Froome fall but he haven’t had serious consequences.
The French Romain Bardet has won the stage crossing the finish line all alone.
Tomorrow, 20th stage from Megève to Morzine (146.5 km) with four very difficult climbs, the last one of which, the Col the Joux Plane ends 12 km to the finish line.