Saturday, July 25, 2015

Tour de France, Stage 20: Up the Road

Stage 20 had to be re-routed due to problems with a highway tunnel and a small land side on the approach to the top of the Col du Galibier.  So the break got off up the road going back over the Col de la Croix de Fer but in the opposite direction from the previous stage.  The course still includes the mountain top finish on the fabled Alp d'Huez.  The break away consisting of Ramunas Navardauskas (Cannondale Garmin), Alexandre Geniez (FDJ), Nicolas Edet (Cofidis) and Lars Bak (Lotto Soudal).  None of these guys are known as climbers so I think their primary goal was to get a head start on the two HC mountain climbs of the day.

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