Tour de France

Dumoulin wins ITT, Froome extends lead

2016-07-15 20:57
Tom Dumoulin (Getty Images)

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc - Chris Froome extended his Tour de France lead in finishing second to Tom Dumoulin on Friday's mournful 13th stage individual time-trial.

Festivities at the Tour were suspended and security ramped up for the 37.5km time-trial from Bourg Saint Andeol to La Caverne du Pont d'Arc.

Dumoulin proved a class apart, finishing the course in 50:15, more than a minute clear of Froome.

But the 25-year-old was in little mood to celebrate.

"I'm not as satisfied as I normally would be if it wasn't for the sad day that it is," said Dumoulin.

"Cycling gets a little bit less important on a day like this, which is normal.

"I'm happy that I got the win, that's what I came for to this Tour. I'm happy and at the same moment very sad for everyone involved in the Nice attacks."

With other time-trial specialists like four-time world champion Fabian Cancellara and three-time laureate Tony Martin off the pace, Dumoulin was dominant.

But behind him, the main battle was to see how the overall standings would be shaken up.

In the end, there was little change, except for Froome gaining time on his main rivals.

Yet a visibly emotional Froome could not enjoy the moment and refused to answer questions of a 'sporting' nature.

"It's pretty clear today that everyone's thoughts are with those affected down in Nice," said the 31-year-old Briton, who lives in Monaco, close to Nice.

"It's difficult for us to even be here talking about the race when all that happened yesterday evening.

"It's pretty close to home for me, I do a lot of training on those roads.

"To see the Promenade (des Anglais) the way it was yesterday evening, with bodies all over the road... it was horrific scenes.

"My deepest sympathies and deepest condolences go out to those families who lost loved ones yesterday in Nice."

On the course, Dutchman Bauke Mollema resisted the best, losing only 50 seconds to Froome and moving up two places to second overall at 1:47.

But it was a darker day for Froome's expected toughest challenger Nairo Quintana of Colombia who lost more than two minutes and now sits fourth at 2:59.

"I'm quite far back, I hope to have good legs as there are still lots of mountains left," said the Movistar rider.

"I hope to get back time, I'll try of course (to attack) as I always have done.

"I hope to have the legs to try everything."

Perhaps the biggest revelation was diminutive British climber Adam Yates, 23, who actually beat Quintana by 6 seconds.

He's third now at 2:45 after what he described as his worst skill.

"I did a good time-trial for me, everyone knows I'm not good at time-trialing," he said.

"I did the max and I'm happy to stay on the podium."

The time-trial threatened to shake up the overall standings but for some riders, like Vuelta a Espana champion Fabio Aru (4:25 off Dumoulin) of Italy, Spanish veteran Joaquim Rodriguez (4:46) and Ireland's Dan Martin (4:10), it was particularly unkind.

The windy route proved tough for the smaller, lighter riders, particularly specialist climbers.

But standing at 1.86m and weighing 71kg, it wasn't the case for Dumoulin.

Portugal's Nelson Oliveira was the early leader with a time of 51:46, which proved good enough for third at the end.

But once Dumoulin came through and utterly obliterated Oliveira's time by more than a minute and a half, there was a sense that the stage was done.

Australian Richie Porte started off quickly and was only 10 seconds down on Dumoulin at the first time check following a 7km climb at the start.

But he faded badly and finished more than three minutes down.

Froome was also in the mix early on, moving up from sixth at the first time check to second by the third.

Yet he was still losing time to Dumoulin at every point.

More significantly, though, he was gaining time on his rivals.

Results from stage 13 of the Tour de France on Friday a 37.5km time-trial between Bourg-Saint-Andéol and Vallon-Pont-d'Arc:

1. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 50mins 15sec

2. Chris Froome (GBR/SKY) at 1min 03sec

3. Nelson Oliveira (POR/MOV) 1:31.

4. Jérôme Coppel (FRA/IAM) 1:35.

5. Rohan Dennis (AUS/BMC) 1:41.

6. Bauke Mollema (NED/TRE) 1:54.

7. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 2:00.

8. Ion Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 2:02.

9. Tony Martin (GER/ETI) 2:05.

10. Stephen Cummings (GBR/DDT) 2:24.

11. Jan Barta (CZE/BOA) 2:31.

12. Maciej Bodnar (POL/TIN) 2:32.

13. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/DDT) 2:34.

14. Stef Clement (NED/IAM) 2:38.

15. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 2:48.

16. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 2:50.

17. Luke Durbridge (AUS/ORI) 3:01.

18. Adam Yates (GBR/ORI) 3:01.

19. Ilnur Zakarin (RUS/KAT) 3:07.

20. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) 3:08.

21. Richie Porte (AUS/BMC) 3:08.

22. Roman Kreuziger (CZE/TIN) 3:13.

23. Fabian Cancellara (SUI/TRE) 3:15.

24. Anthony Roux (FRA/FDJ) 3:23.

25. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 3:29.

26. Ruben Plaza (ESP/ORI) 3:35.

27. Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ/AST) 3:41.

28. Romain Sicard (FRA/DEN) 3:48.

29. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/DEN) 3:52.

30. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 3:52.

31. Jérémy Roy (FRA/FDJ) 4:06.

32. Thomas De Gendt (BEL/LOT) 4:08.

33. Daniel Martin (IRL/ETI) 4:10.

34. Anthony Delaplace (FRA/FVC) 4:17.

35. Louis Meintjes (RSA/LAM) 4:22.

36. Alexis Gougeard (FRA/ALM) 4:22.

37. Fabio Aru (ITA/AST) 4:25.

38. Andriy Grivko (UKR/AST) 4:29.

39. Jarlinson Pantano (COL/IAM) 4:38.

40. Sébastien Reichenbach (SUI/FDJ) 4:42.

41. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/LNL) 4:43.

42. Joaquim Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 4:46.

43. Georg Preidler (AUT/GIA) 4:49.

44. Sergio Henao (COL/SKY) 4:52.

45. Wilco Kelderman (NED/LNL) 4:57.

46. Warren Barguil (FRA/GIA) 4:58.

47. Martin Elmiger (SUI/IAM) 5:06.

48. Jan Polanc (SLO/LAM) 5:10.

49. Vegard Breen (NOR/FVC) 5:11.

50. Diego Rosa (ITA/AST) 5:23.

51. Damiano Caruso (ITA/BMC) 5:23.

52. Reto Hollenstein (SUI/IAM) 5:26.

53. Michael Albasini (SUI/ORI) 5:27.

54. Mikel Landa (ESP/SKY) 5:30.

55. Pierre-Luc Périchon (FRA/FVC) 5:31.

56. Emanuel Buchmann (GER/BOA) 5:32.

57. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/CAN) 5:37.

58. Timo Roosen (NED/LNL) 5:40.

59. Dylan van Baarle (NED/CAN) 5:41.

60. Daryl Impey (RSA/ORI) 5:43.

61. Michael Schär (SUI/BMC) 5:49.

62. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 5:50.

63. Oscar Gatto (ITA/TIN) 5:50.

64. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 5:51.

65. Oliver Naesen (BEL/IAM) 5:52.

66. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/DEN) 5:55.

67. Florian Vachon (FRA/FVC) 5:55.

68. Pierre Rolland (FRA/CAN) 5:56.

69. Michael Valgren (DEN/TIN) 6:01.

70. Paul Martens (GER/LNL) 6:04.

71. Brice Feillu (FRA/FVC) 6:06.

72. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV) 6:08.

73. Luis Leon Sanchez (ESP/AST) 6:08.

74. Jérôme Cousin (FRA/COF) 6:13.

75. Iljo Keisse (BEL/ETI) 6:14.

76. Haimar Zubeldia (ESP/TRE) 6:15.

77. Rui Costa (POR/LAM) 6:15.

78. Peter Sagan (SVK/TIN) 6:17.

79. Daniel Teklehaymanot (ERI/DDT) 6:20.

80. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LOT) 6:21.

81. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 6:22.

82. Arthur Vichot (FRA/FDJ) 6:23.

83. Alexis Vuillermoz (FRA/ALM) 6:23.

84. Brent Bookwalter (USA/BMC) 6:32.

85. Luis Angel Maté (ESP/COF) 6:32.

86. Paolo Tiralongo (ITA/AST) 6:33.

87. Angel Vicioso (ESP/KAT) 6:34.

88. Greg Henderson (NZL/LOT) 6:34.

89. Jan Bakelants (BEL/ALM) 6:34.

90. Fabrice Jeandesboz (FRA/DEN) 6:40.

91. Jasper Stuyven (BEL/TRE) 6:41.

92. Ben Gastauer (LUX/ALM) 6:43.

93. Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA/ALM) 6:47.

94. Mikel Nieve (ESP/SKY) 6:48.

95. Wouter Poels (NED/SKY) 6:49.

96. Kristijan Ðurasek (CRO/LAM) 6:49.

97. Steve Morabito (SUI/FDJ) 6:51.

98. William Bonnet (FRA/FDJ) 6:57.

99. Adrien Petit (FRA/DEN) 7:00.

100. Jürgen Roelandts (BEL/LOT) 7:05.

101. Fabio Sabatini (ITA/ETI) 7:07.

102. Bartosz Huzarski (POL/BOA) 7:09.

103. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA/ALM) 7:11.

104. Frank Schleck (LUX/TRE) 7:11.

105. Matteo Tosatto (ITA/TIN) 7:11.

106. Julian Alaphilippe (FRA/ETI) 7:15.

107. Gorka Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 7:15.

108. Antoine Duchesne (CAN/DEN) 7:19.

109. Bert-Jan Lindeman (NED/LNL) 7:20.

110. Andreas Schillinger (GER/BOA) 7:20.

111. Peter Stetina (USA/TRE) 7:21.

112. Mikaël Chérel (FRA/ALM) 7:22.

113. Marcel Sieberg (GER/LOT) 7:22.

114. Robert Wagner (GER/LNL) 7:25.

115. Eduardo Sepulveda (ARG/FVC) 7:27.

116. Simon Geschke (GER/GIA) 7:27.

117. Jakob Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 7:28.

118. Sondre Holst Enger (NOR/IAM) 7:30.

119. Mathew Hayman (AUS/ORI) 7:33.

120. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR/SKY) 7:33.

121. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 7:33.

122. Markel Irizar (ESP/TRE) 7:39.

123. Tom-Jelte Slagter (NED/CAN) 7:41.

124. Arnold Jeannesson (FRA/COF) 7:41.

125. Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA/DDT) 7:47.

126. Natnael Berhane (ERI/DDT) 7:48.

127. Winner Anacona (COL/MOV) 7:48.

128. Jens Debusschere (BEL/LOT) 7:50.

129. Daniel Moreno (ESP/MOV) 7:50.

130. Dylan Groenewegen (NED/LNL) 7:51.

131. Serge Pauwels (BEL/DDT) 7:52.

132. Tsgabu Grmay (ETH/LAM) 7:52.

133. Christophe Laporte (FRA/COF) 7:54.

134. Michael Matthews (AUS/ORI) 7:56.

135. Ian Stannard (GBR/SKY) 7:58.

136. Alberto Losada (ESP/KAT) 7:58.

137. Bryan Coquard (FRA/DEN) 8:01.

138. Laurens ten Dam (NED/GIA) 8:07.

139. Cyril Gautier (FRA/ALM) 8:08.

140. André Greipel (GER/LOT) 8:11.

141. Daniel Navarro (ESP/COF) 8:14.

142. Marcus Burghardt (GER/BMC) 8:16.

143. Albert Timmer (NED/GIA) 8:18.

144. Paul Voss (GER/BOA) 8:21.

145. Lawson Craddock (USA/CAN) 8:23.

146. Ramon Sinkeldam (NED/GIA) 8:26.

147. Jesus Herrada (ESP/MOV) 8:26.

148. Alex Howes (USA/CAN) 8:31.

149. Marcel Kittel (GER/ETI) 8:31.

149. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 8:31.

151. Maarten Wijnants (BEL/LNL) 8:32.

152. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) 8:34.

153. Robert Kiserlovski (CRO/TIN) 8:36.

154. Luke Rowe (GBR/SKY) 8:36.

155. Luka Pibernik (SLO/LAM) 8:37.

156. Geoffrey Soupe (FRA/COF) 8:37.

157. Amaël Moinard (FRA/BMC) 8:38.

158. Petr Vakoc (CZE/ETI) 8:38.

159. Patrick Konrad (AUT/BOA) 8:39.

160. Sam Bennett (IRL/BOA) 8:40.

161. Maximiliano Richeze (ARG/ETI) 8:42.

162. Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA/KAT) 8:43.

163. Adam Hansen (AUS/LOT) 8:50.

164. Matti Breschel (DEN/CAN) 8:52.

165. Christopher Juul-Jensen (DEN/ORI) 8:52.

166. Grégory Rast (SUI/TRE) 8:55.

167. Yukiya Arashiro (JPN/LAM) 8:59.

168. Julien Vermote (BEL/ETI) 8:59.

169. Mathias Frank (SUI/IAM) 9:04.

170. Shane Archbold (NZL/BOA) 9:05.

171. Yohann Gène (FRA/DEN) 9:14.

172. George Bennett (NZL/LNL) 9:17.

173. Roy Curvers (NED/GIA) 9:17.

174. Davide Cimolai (ITA/LAM) 9:20.

175. Lars Bak (DEN/LOT) 9:28.

176. Kristijan Koren (SLO/CAN) 9:38.

177. Cesare Benedetti (ITA/BOA) 9:40.

178. Bernhard Eisel (AUT/DDT) 9:44.

179. Daniel McLay (GBR/FVC) 9:50.

180. Mark Cavendish (GBR/DDT) 10:07.

181. Matteo Bono (ITA/LAM) 10:08.

182. Cyril Lemoine (FRA/COF) 10:18.

183. Leigh Howard (AUS/IAM) 10:25.

184. Marco Haller (AUT/KAT) 10:37.

185. Borut Bozic (SLO/COF) 10:42.

186. Armindo Fonseca (FRA/FVC) 11:01.

187. Chris Anker Sörensen (DEN/FVC) 11:18.

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