Chris Froome wins Tour de France 2016
With the victory of Andre Greipel in Paris in the last stage, it is ended the Tour de France 2016. A boring Tour, with few moments to vibrate, and representing the third palmares of Chris Froome. The Sky rider took the lead in the ninth stage and did not let go since then, nor put him in trouble to suffer in his defense.
The withdrawal of Alberto Contador, hampered by the severe fall he suffered in the first stage , and that Nairo Quintana did not come in as expected left Froome without rivals to fight yellow. Nor did the other candidates, people like Fabio Aru or Richie Porte, have shown much strength. The Team Sky dominated the race at will, so the fight for the overall has been pretty watered down.
In fact, the podium is decided by an attack of Romain Bardet in the nineteenth stage, one of the few attacks someone other than Froome and served the French to climb to second place. Because Quintana was third but simply endure. Actually, the Colombian has not made the Tour we expected of him, to the point that the best time of Movistar starred Jon Izagirre with his victory in Morzine.
So, the best of this Tour has been the fight for stage wins, with winners high level. Britain ‘s Mark Cavendish and Slovak Peter Sagan have been the most victories have been achieved, with four and three respectively, but can not forget getaway Majka, who finished as leader of the mountain, the faith of Jarlinson Pantano, or the Cummings great victory in the first week.
- Christopher Froome (GBR) Team Sky 89:06:01
Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:52
Nairo Quintana (Col) Team Movistar 0:03:08
Adam Yates (GBR) 0:03:29 Orica-BikeExchange
Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:04:04
Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:05:03
Louis Meintjes (RSA) Lampre – Merida 0:05:45
Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx – Quick-Step 0:05:51
Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Tinkoff 0:05:58
Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:06:16
- Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team 209 pts
Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 130
Jarlinson Pantano (Col) 121 IAM Cycling
Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha 84
Rui Costa (Por) Lampre – Merida 76