Saturday, July 11, 2015

Tour de France Stage 8: Getting Cheeky

It seems that the other teams saw Peter Sagan's (Tinkoff Saxo) suggestion after the sprint a couple of days ago.  The suggestion that those that had pulled off of the front at the intermediate sprint should work together to keep growing the advantage on the non-sprinting peloton.  While Sagan was part of this move, it was Michal Golas (Etixx-Quickstep), Bartosz Huzarski (Bora-Argon 18) and Lars Bak (Lotto Soudal) are the once that gain the largest gab on the napping peloton,  Huzarski had been in the original break, both Bak and Golas had worked for the respective sprinters and then just kept going with their high speed.  I am amused by the Grandmother with the pink umbrella on the side of the road.  She was shielding herself from the sun, not the rain.  With age comes experience.

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