Monday, July 4, 2016

Tour, Stage 3: Full On Now!

With everyone back into the peloton (or out the back) it was time for the sprinters' teams to hit the gas full on.  Who better to set a high pace than three time World Time Trial Champion, Tony Martin (Etixx-Quickstep) for his sprinter, Marcel Kittel?  Following on the wheels of the boys in blue and black was Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Dimension Data) joined by his teammates Mark Renshaw and Mark Cavendish.  Cavendish is currently wearing the Maillot Vert on load, but it looks like he fully intends to make it his own.  I am sure Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) won't mind passing over the Green Jersey, since he still has both the Maillot Jaune of race leader and the Rainbow Jersey of the Road World Champion.  Behind Cavendish is Micheal Matthews sporting the new colors (and newly named) Orica-BikeExchange.  He has traded in his bright green helmet for the yellow helmet of best place team overall.

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