Froome crashed, but the story had a very different ending. Primary school children from SingPause of the Düsseldorf Matthias-Claudius school sang the European anthem with two sopranos.
After the delay caused by the crash, they were reeled in with barely a kilometre to go as the lead-out trains set up the sprint.
Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) took victory on Stage 2 of the Tour de France in Liège, Belgium. "That's the nature of the race", Froome told reporters afterwards.
"On the basis of the regulations, I did not have a legal reason to prohibit this equipment", he said in comments reported by L'Equipe. Inside, another article showed Geraint Thomas and a caption over the photograph, "Sky accusée de tricherie" or "Sky accused of cheating".
We would also see the first breakaway, usually a small one, and all the wild card teams would be looking to fly their banners.
Froome said his own strong showing was no surprise. "There was definitely a time where not so many spectators were standing next to the road". The UCI outlawed the camper, saying riders must sleep in the hotels arranged by the organiser. Just lost a bit of skin from my backside. "It's more than a two-horse race". Asked by one reporter, Thomas snapped back: "You can borrow it if you want, see what time you do".
GETTYThe red spotty jersey denotes the best climber in the Tour de France
"He always approaches the Tour perfectly, it's a race he's been brilliant at in the past, and I'm sure he'll be at 100% condition in July".
Meanwhile, three-time champion Chris Froome had to work hard to catch up with the main pack after falling to the pavement amid a mass crash on a wet corner. This is particularly significant as this year's route is particularly lean of opportunities and every second is going to count. Through interviews with the team captains and other cyclists, the spectators learned details about the teams and got an insight into their chances in the legendary French Tour 2017.
Bora-hansgrohe dropped world champion Peter Sagan at the front, but the Slovakian was unwilling to lead the sprint out as Andre Greipel opened up his acceleration from behind.
German Marcel Kittel broke down in tears after winning his 10th Tour de France stage in Liege on Sunday.
"He had glandular fever earlier in the year and is still not really anywhere near peak condition". With rain pelting down it made for anxious watching. The descent from Mont du Chat to Chambery could prove decisive in the final reckoning. "It wasn't the best time trial for me", Porte said.
"The image of cycling and also the way people see it now has changed". In 261 NHL games with the Capitals, he has 182 points on 53 goals and 129 assists, and he led the team in points in 2015-2016. Janse van Rensburg came in at 132nd and Venter at 175th.
Manny Pacquiao has lost his WBO Welterweight title to a relative unknown in a shock defeat for the Philippines boxing hero. But Horn showed no signs of being overawed by the occasion, taking the fight to the Filipino great from the opening bell.
He apparently snuck an M16 rifle into the hospital under a lab coat. "He was jiggling the handle". "There was a lot of blood". Jose Hernandez, who owns Clippings hair salon across the street, said he stayed inside during the search for the shooter .
Verlander shut down Seattle until speedy Jarrod Dyson beat out a drag bunt for a single with one out in the sixth inning. I don't have enough words to say today how proud I am, and how proud of a papa I feel today. "So that's on me".
Curry is set to make $34.5 million next season and will earn more than $40 million over the last two years of the deal. The player support was absent the last time around so the second coming of Iguodala may result in something better.
According to basketball-reference.com, Calderon played in just 41 games (a half of a NBA season) at just over 13 minutes a game. While Durant is again a free agent , it's known he plans to re-sign with Golden State, so we can't expect much drama there.
Vettel's first two points came at Silverstone last year, where he was accused of forcing Felipe Massa off the track. Want to be more digitally savvy and grow your business online? He added: "I wasn't happy with the brake-testing".
After taking the clay portion of the season off to rest, Federer will try to pick up another grand slam title at Wimbledon . The other top players are in their 30s, too, and right now they're either struggling or not in condition for grass courts.
Joseph's drive to left on a 3-2 pitch from Edwin Diaz (2-3) was Philadelphia's first hit since the third inning. Bryce Harper walked with two outs and then scored on a double down the right field line by Ryan Zimmerman .
In fact, it is the North whose activities are inherently hostile, and the South, along with the U.S., that is focused on defense. Other members of the President's national security team have also spoken about Trump's concerns over North Korea.
In fact, Chile should have taken the lead in the moment before Germany broke the deadlock. "This is an absolute joy", he told SID. Werner skips into the ball and squares it for Stindl, who has an easy tap-in.
According to recent comments from Lyon's president, Alexandre Lacazette will not be leaving Lyon in the summer. Yay! Come on everyoned! Space will be at a premium, as teams are more than happy to sit deep and stifle.
Moon was greeted by Trump on the South Lawn of the White House after meetings earlier in the day with congressional leaders. Reports say that a South Korean resident discovered a crashed sky-blue drone belonging to North Korea in a remote forest.
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Baseball: Feldman, Reds make fast work of Cubs
He is 6-2 with a 3.76 ERA in eight career starts against the Reds, including a no-hitter at Great American Ball Park last year. He was called up to help the Reds fill an opening in the rotation created by Brandon Finnegan's arm injury.
Breaking: Germany beat Chile to win FIFA Confederations Cup
These teams met earlier in the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 when Germany and Chile met in the group stage which ended in a draw . You could feel an unbelievable hunger for victory, both on the training pitch and during matches , so it's well-deserved.
Gardner hits slam with 6 RBIs as Yankees down Astros 13-4
Dayan Diaz (1-1) allowed one hit in a scoreless eighth for the win and Ken Giles pitched a scoreless ninth for his 19th save. Whether or not that was a matter of that pitching being off for a night or a strategy remains to be seen.
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Diana enlists the help of Antiope (Robin Wright), the greatest warrior in the history of the Amazons, to train her as a warrior. Even real-life superheroes need a two-hour break sometimes, and boy, does Wonder Woman deliver that reprieve and more.
Lions record first win against All Blacks since 1993
It's about the players and the team but as coaches I think we are all aware that it's a pretty massive game", he said. The second was the worst, resulting in a yellow card after a forearm to the head of a prone Barret.
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NBA rumors: Pre-2017 NBA Free Agency rumor roundup
The Pacers seem to be in little hurry to move George, but their franchise is somewhat hamstrung until his situation is resolved. Technically, George could renegotiate and extend his current contract with Indiana and then be traded to Boston.