This is the third of the so-called "transition" stages, even though the route for this one is a bit more rolling: we are approaching the Pyrenees, the major objective at the end of the week. In theory, there is an opportunity here for the sprinters in a Tour that quite frankly doesn't do them a lot of favours? In fact, it is quite possible the battle for the green jersey might already have been decided. Imagine, for example, Sagan has taken two victories in Corsica (if only...), leaving him well ahead of Kittel, Cavendish, Goss, Greipel? How will his rivals catch up with him? Once again, this underlines the importance of the initial days of the race. Any time or points dropped there could be regretted to the very end!
Instead of the final few km, here's an insight into what the yellow jersey really means. Always liked Impey.
Feeling like it might be another day for Cavendish today. But I think Sagan will be getting frustrated and will be gagging for a win, so expecting him to go all out, and maybe try something a bit different.
A few useful links
Everything stays the same - Jimsters` Jinkers still in 1st place in the Fantasy league, with team Wait for me! by headfirst staying at the top (or is that the bottom?) of the loser league.
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/frank-schleck-surprised-by-radioshack-dumping - I did find this quite funny. Oh Frank...
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/hesjedal-races-on-despite-broken-rib-at-tour-de-france - I do like Ryder, but I also have him in my loser team...
It would of course be better if the rib wasn't broken. It's like having a knife going into your chest and back, and it's all day with my breathing and pedalling. It sucks.