The men's hammer throw was a battle between two Polish competitors, with Pawel Fajdek beating Wojciech Nowicki with his best of 79.81m. Alexandra Tavernier of France won the women's event after she threw 74.12m.
However, it was a day of mixed feelings for local fans because fellow Frenchman Thibaut Pinot fell on the second climb of the day and finished over 25 minutes behind Peters, whose hopes of becoming the first home rider to win the Tour since 1985 have diminished, as he sits around 19 minutes behind on the overall standings.
"We hope that both sides can reach an agreement and everything can be made official," he told reporters at Ezeiza international airport. The former Porto midfielder said he was traveling to Miami for personal matters.
"Now the games are less, for me the time for the preparation is not the best, I had only two weeks,"
"I was playing well today," said Thiem. "I had a good plan for the match. He's very dangerous when he can dictate with his forehand. I was trying to avoid that. He also has very, very fast legs. I was trying to play my fastest tennis to keep him on the backhand, to not let him dictate with the forehand. I did that very well today."
Finally, Banka said he was ready to "work with the U.S. Government on this" and called for unity from all stakeholders.
France's Julian Alaphilippe, who lost the yellow jersey to Yates on Wednesday after being penalized for 20 seconds for taking a bottle inside the final 20km, sprinted late to finish one second ahead of the peloton.
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"I hope we can be among the top four teams in Asia. As a player I would like to go to the World Championships or the Olympic Games and get a medal at the Asian Championships," said Borhani.
The home side almost grabbed a winner in the dying seconds, only to see Zahavi's last-ditch effort cannon off the post.
The 2017 world champion's previous best was 94.44m set three years ago, and he was confident that he still had room to improve.