Monday, July 23, 2018
Tour, Stage 15: Back Together
After a flurry of attacks from the front group on the road, the break is now all back together. They had caught Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) on the way into Carcassone. Majka and the local rider, Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie) were going to be at a distinct strategical disadvantage for stage victory. Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida) had another teammate with him, as did riders from Trek-Segafredo and Astana. With a pair of teammates, one can attack while the other covers the counter, thus discouraging the chase and aiding in letting one's teammate get off the front relatively unchallenged. With just seven and a half kilometers left in the stage, it was looking like the local wasn't going to have a chance for glory in his home town.
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