July 16, 2017 / 5:37 PM / a year ago

Factbox - A day on the Tour de France

LE-PUY-EN-VELAY, France (Reuters) - Statistic, quote and fact of the day after the 15th stage of the Tour de France, a 189.5-km ride from Laissac-Severac L’Eglise on Sunday.


In kph, the average speed of stage winner Bauke Mollema in the last 30km of the stage after the Dutchman went solo.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I thought that could be the yellow jersey changing shoulders again today” - Race leader Chris Froome after he was dropped by the other favourites following a mechanical problem.

FACT OF THE DAY: Chris Froome suffered his second mechanical problem at a critical point during a stage. The first occurred on a key climb of last Sunday’s ninth stage to Chambery.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Rex Gowar

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