Yet again, so close but no cigar. BMC’s Greg Van Avermaet beat Tinkoff’s Peter Sagan in a thrilling battle for the line. The reminants of the break could smell the finish line with less than 500m to go yet like hounds chasing a fox, they were hunted down and passed.
Sagan sat on Van Avermaet wheel but just could not find a way past the Belgian.
- The intense 37°C heat, 198.5 km of bumpy terrain, tired legs and the tough 570m uphill finish were just some of the challenges riders had to overcome on today’s stage that saw the closely contested green points jersey awarded to Peter Sagan (TCS) for the third time in a row.
- A breakaway of six riders created a perfect target for the peloton to chase down. They made a valiant effort to hold off the ‘cavalcade’ in the final 10 km; in the…
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