Finally, the riders can ease off a touch and take some time to catch their breath! Our objective at this point as the organisers was clear: to give the sprinters and hopefully the baroudeurs an opportunity, because it would even better if an escape could survive all the way to the finish? Plenty of teams will already be taking stock of where they stand in terms of the race as a whole. Who is in good form? Who has lost form? Who must forget about the general classification and start thinking about stage wins? I think in some eras, a Merckx or an Hinault would have come away from Corsica with an advantage of three or four minutes and the Tour would already be as good as done! In Marseille, this year, the race should still be a lot more open.
Only one video worth watching right now...
Today - Sagan... Please??? Will be expecting Chavanel to have another go too, given the chance.
A few useful links
The Hounds of Zaroff by Ceri remains in 1st place in the Fantasy league, with team Wait for me! by headfirst leading the loser league.
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tour-de-france-shows-no-mercy-for-ted-king - I'm guessing that won't be a popular decision
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/sky-delighted-with-nice-ttt-performance-at-tour-de-france - on not having to defend yellow