July 16, 2017 / 5:37 PM / 3 months ago

Factbox: A day on the Tour de France

Cycling - The 104th Tour de France cycling race - The 189.5-km Stage 15 from Laissac-Severac l'Eglise to Le Puy-en-Velay, France - July 16, 2017 - Astana rider Fabio Aru of Italy, Cannondale-Drapac rider Rigoberto Uran of Columbia, Team Sky rider and yellow jersey Chris Froome of Britain, AG2R-La Mondiale rider Romain Bardet of France and AG2R-La Mondiale rider Alexis Vuillermoz of France in action. REUTERS/Jeff Pachoud/Pool

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.

STATISTIC OF THE DAY: 47.6

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 favorites 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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