Tour de France Day 11 Results: Michael Matthews wins Stage 10
Australian Michael Matthews of team Orica-BikeExchange won stage 10 of the Tour de France on Day 11 of the event on Tuesday. The day saw cyclists race from Escaldes-Engordany (Andorra) to Revel, covering a distance of 197 km on the medium mountain stage.
25-year-old Matthews stood first in the race as he finished ahead of Peter Sagan of Team Tinkoff and Edvald Boasson Hagen of Team Dimension Data to claim the first Tour victory of his career. He had a timing of 4hrs 22mins 38secs. Chris Froome, the defending champion finished in the peloton, nine minutes and 39 seconds behind Matthews.
Britain’s Adam Yates was the best young rider and was in the same group to keep the white jersey. Peter Sagan of Slovakia took the green points jersey from Mark Cavendish. Chris Froome retains the yellow jersey as he leads the general classification table, followed by Adam Yates in the second position and Dan Martin in the third position.
“It’s unbelievable. The emotion, it’s just sinking that I won a stage of the Tour de France. I was close to giving in, I thought maybe I would focus on other races, but today my dreams came true. Luke Durbridge and Daryl Impey gave me their everything.” Matthews said after the match.
Day 12 will see cyclists starting from Carcassonne and finish at Montpellier, covering a distance of 182.5km in the flat stage.
|1||Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky||49:08:20|
|2||Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange||0:00:16|
|3||Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx-QuickStep||0:00:19|
|4||Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team||0:00:23|
|5||Joaquim Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha||0:00:37|