Team leader Steven de Jongh starts the day of rest in the Tour de France with Trek-Segafredo with the necessary chagrin. Both Richie Porte and Bauke Mollema lost a surprising amount of time on Monday in the chaotic tenth stage.
"It's crazy, we all know there was wind, but we were notified on time. I don't know what happened. It's now a matter of staying focused," De Jongh said at the finish in Albi.
Porte and Mollema were both victims of fans in the peloton in the final phase of the tenth stage. The Australian and the Dutchman failed to stay in the front group and came in well after the winner Wout van Aert.
"This can be deadly, done. Over 1.40 minutes behind you, you don't have to waste a lot of words on that. It is now looking at where there are chances to get back. Nobody had imagined it this way," De Jongh said. .
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Porte and Mollema have considerable backlog
In the general classification, Porte and Mollema now find themselves back in 20th and 22nd place respectively. Both of them have a considerable disadvantage on the jersey wearer Julian Alaphilippe; 3.59 and 4.25 minutes.
Trek-Segafredo has no stage win in this Tour yet. The Belgian Jasper Stuyven achieved the best performance of the American cycling formation so far with Sunday in fifth place in the ninth stage.
The Tour continues on Wednesday, just like Monday again on paper, a flat stage. The riders will start in Albi at 1.45 pm and finish four hours later in Toulouse.
See also: View the rankings of the Tour with Kruijswijk in fourth place