Stage 14 | Blagnac / Rodez | Tour de France 2017

Jul 15, 2017, 07:40 PM

There was a significant twist at the end because Fabio Aru, who was left without support from his Astana team-mates, lost time and the yellow jersey to Chris Froome. It was a surprising finish because today was not expected to be a critical one for the overall favourites.

But, in this Tour that is being decided by seconds in short bursts of intense racing perhaps nothing should surprise us.

Before that, Australia’s Michael Matthews gave Team Sunweb their second consecutive stage win following Warren Barguil’s Bastille Day victory yesterday.

We hear from Matthews’ team-mate Simon Geschke and team boss Iwan Spekenbrink, plus from Michael Valgren about Astana’s frailties that cost Aru his yellow jersey.

Plus there’s a look ahead to Sunday’s stage through the Cevennes to Le Puy en Velay.

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