Team Jumbo-Visma prepares for mountains in tenth stage Tour de France
The tenth stage in the Tour de France has gone relatively smoothly for Team Jumbo-Visma. Christophe Laporte was in the leading group, but had to let go on the final climb. Primoz Roglic and Jonas Vingegaard finished in the group of favourites.
A big leading group was able to fight for the stage victory. Sports director Grischa Niermann explained why Laporte was sent ahead. “We knew this stage would be too easy to try anything for the general classification. To keep an overview, we wanted to be part of the breakaway.”
For Team Jumbo-Visma, the focus can now turn to the upcoming challenging mountain stages. Tomorrow a final climb to the Col du Granon awaits the riders. Steven Kruijswijk and his teammates explored this climb. “It is a very tough one, especially with the high temperatures. The finish is at 2,400 metres, which will also play a role. I think we are going to see something nice”, the Dutchman said.
"It's a very tough climb, one of the toughest I've seen”, Vingegaard said. The Dane is looking forward to tomorrow's ride. “We'll see what will happen. I hope I have good legs. Every mountain stage is an opportunity for us and I feel good.”