Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Tour de France: Michael Matthews wins stage 16, Froome still in yellow

Jan Ortega | 19 July, 2017, 00:16

Behind Froome - who maintains a slender 18-second advantage of Italian national champion Fabio Aru - there were changes in top 10 at Martin's expense. "I don't know what they're going to do about it", Matthews who is second in the race for the green points jersey, behind Kittel, said.

"From my perspective I didn't do anything wrong", he said.

Besides Martin, fifth overall this morning and 1 minute 12 seconds off the race lead, riders on the wrong side of it included Louis Meintjes of UAE Team Emirates, eighth overall at the start of the day and second to Orica-Scott's Simon Yates in the best young rider's competition.

He said: "You are obviously very angry if you can not go for the victory".

Sunweb were instrumental in causing the early split that left Kittel back down the road, attacking from the off.

"From then on it was an eight-man team time trial to the finish and I was able to finish off the job in the last 500 metres". "The team's really struggling today". On Sunday we saw race leader Chris Froome put under pressure by Romain Bardet and his Ag2r teammates after Froome had a mechanical. Jack was killing it at the end. "We worked so hard to be in this position but it's not over".

Matthews also claimed another 50 points in the sprinters' green jersey competition to close to 29 points behind Quick-Step's Marcel Kittel, who has won five stages this year.

Eurosport is the home of the Tour de France.

Also, we sit down with American rider Taylor Phinney (Cannondale-Drapac) to hear his thoughts on life in the peloton.

"I'm feeling great coming into the last week of the race".

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