Now that the peloton had pulled back the early break, wheeled back in Alex Howes (Garmin Sharp) the attacks started coming fast and furious. This time it was Vincenzo Niblai (Astana & the 2013 winner of the Giro d'Italia) who jumped away with a couple of riders, and then attacked again. Only to be matched in the effort by Cyril Gautier (Europcar) and Lars Petter Nordhaug (Belkin Pro Cycling). Moments later, it was Lars' turn to have a go in search of the two tiny climbers who had escaped on the final recognized climb of the day. This group was running out of real estate with just 5 kilometers left until the line in Liege. This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that could be yours by visiting my artist website at www.greigleach.com or you could just follow the direct link at the end of this post.