Chris Froome close to grabbing the fourth Tour de France title

The main race of the Tour de France is currently underway. EWN sports reporter Jean Smythe is with Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka and gives an update all things Tour de France.

He says currently Team Sky rider Chris Froome, the British professional road racing cyclist, is looking good and closing any opportunities for others to catch up to him.

We've got a long day relatively flat which will be likely for him to maintain that lead upfront...

Jean Smythe, EWN sports reporter

I think for now Chris Froome is definitely and absolutely in power position and it's looking like a fourth jersey for him.

Jean Smythe, EWN sports reporter

According to Smythe, South Africa's Louis Meintjes is second in the young rider category and performing very well.

Smythe says he spoke to Meintjies before the start of Friday's race and he echoed that he is feeling good about the race.

A lot of people are talking a lot about him, and the other teams in the race certainly have an eye on him as a potential winner of this race

Jean Smythe, EWN sports reporter

Team Dimension Data Reinardt Janse van Rensburg really performed well ...

Jean Smythe, EWN sports reporter

To hear more of this report, listen below:


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Cyclist Nicholas Dlamini keen to tackle Tour de France in two years

Cyclist Nicholas Dlamini keen to tackle Tour de France in two years

Dlamini speaks to Xolani Gwala about how his career started.

The race to win Tour de France has just gotten a lot tighter

The race to win Tour de France has just gotten a lot tighter

Morena Mothupi, EWN sports anchor and reporter says this is one of the most closely contested races in recent history.

Technobyte: The tech behind the Tour

Technobyte: The tech behind the Tour

This week, the technology behind the Audi A8, Tour de France Dimension Data’s technology behind and how AI will impact jobs.

"Ray was so creative that he overwhelmed me sometimes"

"Ray was so creative that he overwhelmed me sometimes"

Jazz maestro and Joy Of Jazz founder Peter Tladi pays tribute to Ray Phiri and speaks of his life and creativity as a musician.

Joys of the Tour de France

Joys of the Tour de France

The Tour de France grabs new fans for cycling every year, but it would be great to inspire these fans to start pedaling too?

John Books: Stories of serial killers, tricky DNA and a woman ahead of her time

John Books: Stories of serial killers, tricky DNA and a woman ahead of her time

John' Maytham's three book picks for the week.

Popular articles
Convicted murderers of Winnie Rust went on a shopping spree using her bank cards

Convicted murderers of Winnie Rust went on a shopping spree using her bank cards

EWN reporter Shamiela Fisher says 77-year-old Rust took care of one of the accused and supported him and his family financially.

Journos join the dots: Estina suspects, 'Zupta empire' and state capture in SA

Journos join the dots: Estina suspects, 'Zupta empire' and state capture in SA

Senior investigative journos unravel the Estina Dairy Farm scandal and how the suspects fit into the bigger state capture project.

Ramaphosa gets Presidency off on the right foot

Ramaphosa gets Presidency off on the right foot

The President met with the people of Cape Town while on a 5 kilometre morning walk from Gugulethu to Athlone.

Political Desk: Shivambu and Malema have become excellent narrators- Haffajee

Political Desk: Shivambu and Malema have become excellent narrators- Haffajee

Huffington Post editor in chief shares her view on the SONA debate with Bongani Bingwa.