talansky tour ready
…Andrew Talansky got a stomach bug right before the Dolphin and dropped something like eight minutes on stage three.
However, he was able to soldier on and five days later put in a impressive ride on the last stage from Sisteron to Risoul. The race route threw three climbs at Talansky and the final Montée de Risoul was a Cat 1 wattage-fest that was 13.9 kilometers long with grades 6.7 %. No climb for a sick man but a good place to demonstrate a full recovery.
While the Team Sky duo of CHris Froome and Richie Porte did their pre-Tour smack-down, only Talansky was able to draw within 24 seconds of them by the summit.