Tour de France: What’s Ailing Alberto Contador?
where, yes it was selective, but it wasn’t necessarily going to be a big showdown between the contenders themselves,” he said.
Quintana’s Movistar team-mate Alejandro Valverde said he was dreaming of wearing yellow. He is third overall at 5:13 behind Van Avermaet, who is likely to lose the jersey on Friday. If Valverde stays with the likes of Froome and Quintana, he could find himself in yellow at the end of the day. “You can see the mountains have begun,” he said on Twitter of Wednesday’s lumpy stage finale. “Long and tough day. The whole team was brilliant in this #yellowdream.”