Friday, July 17, 2015

Tour de France, Stage 13, A Sprinter's Tete a Tete

After the fast men of the Tour had contested the intermediate sprint Peter Sagan (Tinkoff Saxo) took the opportunity to complain (or perhaps apologize) for making contact with Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) for bumping shoulders as the pair fought for position in the sprint.  Looking on behind the conversation was John Degenkolb (Giant Alpecin) would had managed second on the sprint,  Greipel's first place in the sprint moved him back into the Maillot Vert of best sprinter on the road.  Depending on their placings at the finish in Rodez the Green Jersey may shift back to Greipel's shoulders.  The two sprinters have been spending the Tour trading sprints and the sprinter's jersey back and forth.  With the sharp climb at the end of the day, it is likely that Sagan will finish out the day still in green.

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