Chris Froome: Kwiato was shouting to me on the radio
Jul 15 2017 06:29 pm CET

Chris Froome: Kwiato was shouting to me on the radio
Chris Froome: Kwiato was shouting to me on the radio
Photo of Chris Froome by the A.S.O.

Chris Froome recovered the Yellow Jersey of the Tour de France by finishing at just one second from the stage winner on Saturday with Fabio Aru finishing another 25 seconds later.

The three-times Tour de France champion was positioned near the front of the pack in the final approach while Astana's Aru found himself more to the back. This cost the Italian on the final climb, allowing Froome to take advantage.

"It did help knowing the finish from two years ago but I have to say that was all the team today. Keeping me at the front through all those twisty corners at the final. Without the job the team did today there was no way I could have found myself in that position," the Team Sky leader said.

"Especially Kwiato (Michal Kwiatkowski) in the final did an amazing job to keep me there in the last kilometer. The last 500 meters he was just shouting on the radio saying 'go go go, you got a gap! It's splitting to bits back here just push, push, push!' It's amazing to hear that.

"It's still so close between the main rivals so every second here is really worth fighting for.

"If we look at how the race blew up yesterday when Astana was trying to control the race, hopefully we'll bring the peloton into a little bit of a calmer situation tomorrow once we're in control again. Having said that, it's been a big week for everyone and I expect that it's gonna be war again tomorrow."

Froome now leads the overall standings with a 19-seconds advantage over Aru. Romain Bardet follows at 23 seconds and Rigoberto Uran at 29.



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