Friday, July 17, 2015

Tour de France, Stage 13: To the Line

Sadly, the trio from the previous post was caught, heartbreakingly with just 200 meters left in the stage.  Cycling can be very cruel.  But it was Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) who had the legs to hold off the Green Jersey of Peter Sagan (Tinkoff Saxo).  Sagan's second place helped to pull him away from Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) in the points competition for the Maillot Vert.  However, Sagan is still without a stage win in the Tour, a state of affairs that has lasted since 2013.  I am sure he will be getting a bit of criticism from Oleg Tinkoff, the team owner.  Sagan has one of the largest salaries in the pro peloton, and I'm sure Tinkoff would like some stage wins for his money, regardless that Sagan looks poised to win his fourth consecutive Tour de France Sprinter's Point Jersey.

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