Monday, July 6, 2015

Tour de France Stage 2: Checking the Time

The breakaway shed itself of the Frenchman, Perrig Quemeneur (Europcar) after Jan Barta (Bora-Argon 18) attacked the group to get maximum points at the intermediate sprint.  Barta pressed on on his own, but he was eventually joined by Stef Clement (IAM Cycling) and Amindo Fonseca (Bretagne Seche) as the trio road through the streets of Rotterdam.  Even with constant radio communication with their team cars, the riders are informed of the time gaps between groups on the road by the age old slate board.  Holding the board is always a rather attractive woman giving the riders something else to check out beside the time gap.

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