Sunday, July 19, 2015

Tour de France, Stage 14: Don't Even Think About It

The 14th stage of the Tour got going with a long climb and a big group breakaway living in hopes of a detente in the main peloton.  One of those to join the early break was Peter Sagan (Tinkoff Saxo).  Sagan used his climbing abilities to go with the escapees intending to be the first to cross the intermediate sprint line.  Sagan's second place helped to solidify his lead in the Maillot Vert competition, but picking up another 20 points midway through the stage surely wouldn't hurt.  Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) was already off the back on the main peloton and wasn't going to be contesting any sprints either here or at the line in Mende.  Sagan looked back over his shoulder daring either Ruben Plaza (Lampre-Merida) or Bob Jungels (Trek Factory Racing) to try and steal any of the sprint points on offer.

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