Tour de France learned to improve the F1 race

For the first time in history, the Tour de France has arranged staggering lines for each other in the same way F1 racing for the 17th stage.

Section 17 has a length of 65km from Bagneres-de-Luchon to the summit of Col de Portet (Hautes-Pyrenees). This is a very special stage because it has the shortest distance in the modern era of “Le Tour”. Therefore, many people consider this to be an unofficial timing race.

Topographic map of stage 17 Tour de France 2018. Although short (65km) but very challenging, not suitable for sprinters and an opportunity for mountain climbers to score.

The only difference is that the racetrack is not flat with the starting point located at the foot of the climb to the summit of Col de Peyresourde, the first of the 3 peaks that athletes need to conquer. The last peak of Souvenir Henri Desgrange is also the destination with the level HC, the most difficult level.

According to the layout of TDF 2018, the driver holding the yellow shirt will line up first, the next 19 positions will stand behind. The rest will be divided into 4 groups spanning about 70m.

Although Geraint Thomas and Top 20 are in the top 20, stage 17 is still the stage for mountaineering kings like Quintana (Moviestar), who is the first in this stage.

“I appreciate the tournament’s refreshing effort but honestly, I don’t know what to think about what they have arranged for this 17th stage,” said Eusebia Unzue, the Movistar team manager.

Paolo Slongo, coach of the Vincenzo Nibali team, is not too keen on the improvement of BTC: “I don’t think it changes too much but if the strong crab has few teammates around, they have many advantages. Sky team is obviously a strong team and so they benefit. “

British bicycle legend Brad Wiggins commented: “It’s a good start.”

Chris Froome (Sky team), defending champion and also the main driver to do the job reluctantly, supporting teammate Geraint Thomas to protect the yellow shirt in stage 17

Due to finishing in 3rd place, Geraint Thomas not only protected the yellow jersey firmly but also increased the distance with Tom Dumoulin to approximately 2 minutes (1:59 seconds) and teammate Chris Froome 2 minutes 31 seconds in the final ranking.

Historically, TDF 1996 has had a length of only 46km, but at that time, BTC had to shorten the distance of racing because of snow.

Overview of stage 17 Tour de France 2018, the shortest race in the modern era of “Le Tour”.

Learning EF Pro Cycling racing

EF Education First has joined the professional cycling race by building a team of athletes to join UCI WorldTour as the EF Education First Pro Cycling team.

The plaid argyle members of the team were so impressed that many fans tried to chase them on the streets of Tokyo and they were cheered enthusiastically at famous race tracks like Tour de France.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho EF Pro Cycling

After the crowdfunding efforts and the unexpected support from fans around the world through the #SaveArgyle campaign, EF has officially stepped in and created a new member for the EF Education family. First.

The argyle pink stripe team now consists of 25 athletes from 13 countries, all joining the toughest race through 240 days of racing a year on more than 50 tracks. The 2018 tournament season the team will travel around the world – from U.A.E, to Sweden, to Colombia, to the United States, to China – and to almost every remaining intermediary nation.

Cycling is really a team sport and requires strategy. In races lasting from one to three days, the team will work together to find a way to bring one of his teammates to the podium.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho EF Pro Cycling

At the Tour de France 2017 race, the much-loved Colombian driver, Rigoberto “Rigo” Uran finished second in the final after the dramatic race in which he was fully supported by his teammates. yourself. 2018 is expected to bring Rigo to the podium once more, and his teammates will work side by side with him to support his best.

Not only stop at the results of the racing, what really inspires us is the bravery, spirit, and passion of the team members in what they do. They are truly very respectable individuals with great stories.

We are anxious to introduce them and their not-so-impossible spirit to everyone. Through this season, they will travel together around the world, explore cultures, learn to speak each other’s languages ​​on the journey of slowly opening the world.