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Tour de France 2018: Omar Fraile wins the 14th stage, Geraint Thomas retains the yellow jersey | Cycling news

Last updated: 21/07/18 7:51 pm

Spaniard Omar Fraile made a late start on the final climb of the 14th stage of the Tour de France, a 188-kilometer circuit to victory drive from Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux, on Saturday.

The Astana rider caught the Belgian Jasper Stuyven near the top of the Cote de Croix Neuve, a 3-kilometer average slope of 10.2% and did not look back. He crossed the finish line.

The Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe was the fastest in the climb, but he came a bit too late and finished six seconds behind Stuyven.

The Briton Geraint Thomas retains the yellow jersey after lying in front of him His main rival

  Spain's Omar Fraile celebrates a crosses the finish line to win the 14th stage

Spain's Omar Fraile celebrates one she crosses the finish line to win the 14th stage

"Winn A Tour de France – Stage is the Best for a Professional Driver" said Fraile, who also has a Giro d & # 39; Italia stage win.

"When I attacked, I was not sure if I had my advantage, I knew Alaphilippe would become strong."

All three came in an early breakaway group, nearly 20 minutes ahead of the peloton Welshman Thomas The overall leader's yellow jersey kept the team ahead of teammate and defending champion Chris Froome with a lead of one minute and 39 seconds, followed by Tom Dumoulin with 1 : 50 minutes behind.

  (By R.) Christopher Froome, Tom Dumoulin and Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, crosses the finish line of Stage 14

(from R) Christopher Froome, Tom Dumoulin and Geraint Thomas, in the yellow jersey of the overall leader, cross the finish line of the 14th stage

Froome, who died in the Exempted from alleged doping offenses last week Until the start of this year's race, French audiences have been targeted for years, and on Saturday they were thrown into liquid form.

"I do not really remember it, but I" I'm not surprised, we had a bit of it and it was always water from what I saw, "said Thomas at a press conference.

Only the Slovene Primoz Roglic, who is fourth, 2:38 hours behind Team Sky Thomas, won some time on the main contenders as he attacked in the final climb.

He crossed the line 18:01 behind Fraile, but eight seconds before Froome, Thomas and Dumoulin after the Dutchman also attacked in ascent. [19659005] The train injured Frenchman Romain Bardet, who left Roglic 22 seconds behind, finishing fifth, now 3:21 minutes off the piste and facing a major challenge in The 15th stage on Sunday is a 181.5 km long hilly drive from Millau to Carcassonne before the second day of rest and three stages in the Pyrenees.

those who could shake the overall standings.

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