TEAM SUNWEB’S MICHAEL MATTHEWS FINISHES OFF A STELLAR TEAM PERFORMANCE WITH STAGE 16 VICTORY
Team Sunweb delivered an exceptional display of dedication and commitment to a shared goal today, as their control of the stage was rewarded with their third 2017 Tour de France victory at stage 16.
The Tour de France saw a Team Sunweb masterpiece today, with Michael Matthews (AUS) making it three for the team after sealing the victory in Romans sur Isere. Team Sunweb’s intentions became clear in the early stages of the day with the team neutralising breakaways, setting the tempo at the front for its entirety, marking last minute attacks and positioning Matthews perfectly to finish off the job. A flawlessly timed sprint meant that Matthews could storm past his rivals to congratulate Team Sunweb’s 185 kilometre magnificent performance with the stage 16 victory.
Team Sunweb’s Michael Matthews takes TDF stage 16 victory weiterlesen
The ninth stage of the Tour de France was a strong showing for Team Sunweb, with Warren Barguil (FRA), putting in a huge ride to take over the lead in the mountains classification.
A perfectly executed plan saw Team Sunweb with five riders in the day’s breakaway, with Barguil tucked inside the bunch ready to mop up any available king of the mountain points. As the break neared the summit of the first Hors-Category climb, Barguil collected 12 points, followed by maximum points atop Grand Colombier after accelerating away from his breakaway companion. Barguil then found himself solo on the ascent of Chat du Mont, cresting the summit in pole position to secure the lead in the mountains classification. The Frenchman continued to fight to the finish and after 176 kilometres in the breakaway he was still clinging on to the yellow jersey group in the final kilometre. Barguil unleashed all he had for the sprint, and in an incredibly close photo finish took second place. Barguil was also awarded the most combative rider of the day.
TEAM SUNWEB’S WARREN:BARGUIL TAKES OVER THE LEAD IN THE TOUR DE FRANCE MOUNTAINS CLASSIFICATION weiterlesen