Chris Froome and Team Sky will take another test in the pyrenees as they try to stop the contenders from gaining time. Froome will have to defend his lead against his rivals in the Stage 12 of Tour de France 2015 from Lanneemezan to Plateau de Beille which covers about 195km.
This is a stage in which Team Sky would love to dominate and for Froome do make a separation against his opponents, including Alberto Contador, Alejandro Valverde and Nairo Quintana.
Froome is on top in the General Classifications standings with 2:59 lead over USA’s Tejay Van Garderen, who lost more than two minutes in stage 11. Nairo Quintana is the rider to watch as he needs to make up time on the leader. Meanwhile, Alejandro Valverde displayed that he has the legs when he attacked in the 10 km mark before the finish yesterday but of no avail as Team Sky responded slowly. Meanwhile, don’t count out former TDF winner Alberto Contador yet. Contador is still a dark horse in the competition. Last year’s winner of the tour Vincenzo Nibali has to bounce back after he cracked early in the last climb on Tuesday.
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