Arkéa-Samsic blamed the hit on the road to Ventoux. She lost respectively Clement Rousseau and Dan McClay, in other words, throwers Nasir Bouhani. “They both fell and at the start of the round their pain woke up,” explains Yvonne Kaer, one of his athletic directors. “Clement (Russo), who suffered a broken rib since the first stage, is no longer able to practice as a dancer,” Kayer adds. “Dan (McLay), who crashed really hard during the Pontify stage (stage three), has had a rough shape ever since. Tuesday, it wasn’t at all and today (Wednesday), he didn’t have strength in his legs.”
Quintana keeps the jersey
Quintana hasn’t saved the Arkéa Day: Mountain ranking leader since Sunday, and the Colombian hasn’t been able to take the morning’s break and thus hasn’t been able to score a single point. “When he saw that being in front would be complicated, he preferred to get up. This is also a strategy: given the riders who were up front, it wasn’t profitable to be in front. The polka-dot jersey is run from day to day. Arkéa-Samsic hasn’t lost it all: Quintana kept a jacket.
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