Cycling-A day on the Tour de France

Cycling-A day on the Tour de France
By Reuters

16/07/2017 at 19:33Updated 16/07/2017 at 19:34

LE-PUY-EN-VELAY, France, July 16 (Reuters) - Statistic, quote and fact of the day after the 15th stage of the Tour de France, a 189.5-km ride from Laissac-Severac L'Eglise on Sunday.

STATISTIC OF THE DAY: 47.6

In kph, the average speed of stage winner Bauke Mollema in the last 30km of the stage after the Dutchman went solo.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I thought that could be the yellow jersey changing shoulders again today" - Race leader Chris Froome after he was dropped by the other favourites following a mechanical problem.

FACT OF THE DAY: Chris Froome suffered his second mechanical problem at a critical point during a stage. The first occurred on a key climb of last Sunday's ninth stage to Chambery. (Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Rex Gowar)

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