1. ONE DAY, TWO JERSEYS:
2. LIMITLESS SKY? Dave Brailsford, the mastermind of the British team who's gunning for a second straight Tour victory after
3. FANS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN: Men in mankinis, another running with a plastic wild boar under his arm, inflatable outfits and animal costumes, and countless thousands of fans screaming at the top of their voices. Yes, it's another crazy mountain climb at the Tour. Ascents in the Alps, Pyrenees and Sunday Mont Ventoux in Provence always draw giant crowds. It's partly because the riders go slower uphill, so there's more for the spectators to see than on a flat stage, when the peloton zips past in a few blinks of the eye. Also, the climbs are where the race can be won and lost, so the drama is more intense.
4. LeMOND CHIMES IN:
5. RICHIE THE ROCKET: Although his buddy and team leader Froome got the victory,
Stage 15 results
1. Chris Froome, England, Sky Procycling, 5 hours 48 minutes 45 seconds.
2. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, 29 seconds behind.
3. Mikel Nieve, Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi, 1:23.
4. Joaquin Rodriguez, Spain, Katusha, same time.
1. Chris Froome, England, Sky Procycling, 61 hours 11 minutes 43 seconds.
3. Alberto Contador, Spain, Team Saxo-Tinkoff, 4:25.
4. Roman Kreuziger, Czech Republic, Team Saxo-Tinkoff, 4:28.