Tour De France Stage 10 Results, Overall Standings: Who will stop Chris Froome?

Tour De France will have a turn in today’s stage 10 as the contenders for the yellow jersey will try to dislodge each other in the final kilometers ascent. The finish line rises 1,610 metres above sea level with 15.3 kilometers going up in the finishing climb.

A showdown will mount among the General classification contenders especially Chris Froome, Vincenzo Nibali and Alberto Contador. Surely, they will be riding together in to climb the final ascent to the finish, but the one will prevail is to be considered the strong man.

Stage 10 is from Tarbes to La Pierre-Saint-Martin that consists of 166km. The stage will cover three Category 4 climbs along the way, including the final climb. While the final climb starts gently in Arrete, 24 kilometers away from the finish, the difficulties for the riders will kick in at the final 15 kilometers.

After a rest day, the bodies of the riders may not respond quickly to the hard climb. There would be legs cracking in the early part of the stage in which they would use their teammates to bring them back into the peloton.

Froome is expected to win this stage but it is not a certainty because other contenders might be attacking. Froome is known for his dominating performances in 2013 when he won the tour. Team Sky will be managing the stage wisely by picking up the pace to deny the attacks of other teams. Of course there will be breakaways but they will soon be caught up by the peloton.

With just 12 seconds behind Froome, Tejay Van Garderen has a shot to show to the world that he can race with the big names. Greg Van Avermaet is just 27″ and he could seize the moment for this stage glory.

Nibali has to make the move if he wants to get back into the contention with 2’22” behind the yellow jersey. Who knows best on how to be the leader but Contador, just 1’30” short of the overall individual time classification.

Tour De France tv channel schedule is on NBC Sports Network. Who will win stage 10?

Stage 10 Top 5:

Top 5
1. Chris Froome

2. Richie Porte, at 0.59

3. Nairo Quintana, at 1.04

4. Robert Gesink, at 1.33

5. Alejandro Valverde, at 2.01