Statistic, quote and fact of the day after the 13th stage of the Tour de France, a 101-km ride from Saint-Girons on Friday.
He said he had visited the ski station with his parents to scout out the final climb. "It could be interesting because no one really knows what will happen".
"Yesterday (Thursday) was a difficult day for me but today I felt a lot better and we played a good strategic game with our team".
The day belonged to only one man in Barguil, who was overjoyed at beating a man who has served as his inspiration.
Froome began the day 18-seconds ahead of Aru and 51-seconds ahead of Bardet.
"It's not the end of the world", said Team Sky sports director Nicolas Portal, who saw some positives in Froome losing the yellow jersey. Meanwhile, the pressure of leading sits squarely on Aru's increasingly shaky-looking shoulders, and with six riders all within 92 seconds, it will be no easy task controlling the Tour.
Chris Froome, who looked punch-drunk in the Pyrenees, bounced back on Friday as the defending champion and his Sky team took back control. "We're ready for that".
"It's perfect for us", Froome said.
It was extra special too for having beaten his "idol" Contador - Il Pistolero, the gunslinger - in the sprint finish. "There may be big time gaps at the end of tomorrow's stage". "But I didn't have the legs to finish it off, it's as simple as that".
Kyle Larson's No. 42 Chevrolet failed inspection after qualifying, and he was stripped of his pole for the Nascar Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
It's an unusually short stage for a Grand Tour but it should be fast and fireworks are expected. "He'll definitely try some more", Astana manager Alexandre Vinokourov said. Linebacker Chris Spielman filed the class-action lawsuit in federal court in Columbus on behalf of current and former Ohio State football players.
Ali sends South Africa spinning to first Test defeat
South Africa have dropped JP Duminy and are without suspended Kagiso Rabada with captain Faf du Plessis returning to the fold. Dave Tickner has a 50/1 pick to go with a safer 10/11 selection for the second Test between England and South Africa .
Serena Backs Venus To Keep Wimbledon Title In The Family
So the 37-year-old, this time is carrying the hopes of the Williams clan while her younger sibling takes time out to have a baby. Williams has won seven Grand Slam titles in all and shall be looking to add another slam to her impressive silverware.
Wimbledon 2017: Grand Sam shuts out Andy
Querrey under pressure couldn't pinpoint his first serve and, worse, missed an easy smash. "Nothing much I could do", Murray said. Djokovic subsequently retired when a set and a break down to Tomas Berdych as he was unable to continue due to an elbow issue.
Lydia Ko makes staggering recovery at US Open
It also was suggested that if the president attended the event it would take the spotlight from the players. She didn't get much in the way of sleep as she travelled here overnight, arriving during the day Monday.
Mourinho refuses to rule out Ibrahimovic's Man U return
The two will be pitted against each other next season, with Lukaku boasting the most Premier League goalscoring pedigree. It led United to push ahead with negotiations for Lukaku and Morata before opting to sign the Belgium worldwide .
Liu Xiaobo's death a warning to the Vatican
The head of the Nobel committee placed Liu's prize on an empty chair to symbolize his absence from the award ceremony that year. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Liu Xiaobo was a "courageous fighter for civil rights and freedom of opinion".
Wimbledon: Federer Beats Berdych, Faces Cilic In Final
I have a lot of respect for him doing that. "Really, I can not be in a better position before Friday's match", Berdych said. Federer leads Cilic 6-1 in career meetings. "Being favourite or not the favourite doesn't matter", said Federer .
Russian-American lobbyist says he was at Trump son's meeting
The known participants include Trump Jr., his brother-in-law Jared Kushner , Goldstone, and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Agalarov is a well-known musician and client of Rob Goldstone , who arranged the meeting between Trump Jr. and Veselnitskaya .