I would assume that everyone in the peleton would know that a break couldn't work on such an obvious day for the sprinters, but then nothing ventured nothing gained. And there were some sprint and mountain points to pick up along the way. The riders in the first group included, Ermeti, Lars Bak, Hondo, Boem, Lastras and Ludvigsson, some of them made a very long day of it, others dropped back a little earlier on. This is an original watercolor and ink postcard and is available for purchase by bidding on it in a short 3 day auction on ebay. Just follow the direct link at the end of this post.