Monday, July 16, 2012

Thoughts on TdF Stage 15

1. Why would the peloton allow a nearly 100k breakaway to succeed (by 21 minutes!!!) after working hard during the first hours of racing to bring back other breaks? (Sounds kind of like a Passover question.) Maybe earlier breaks contained riders of concern, while the final break did not. Once they got an acceptable group of breakaway riders, it seems the peloton just decided as a group to save their tired bodies by just getting through the rest of today's relatively short and easy stage and into the rest day tomorrow.

2. Congrats to FDJ's Pierrick Fedrigo for picking up his team's second stage win of the Tour and the fourth win by a Frenchman in this year's TdF.

3. The sprinters have conceded the green jersey to Peter Sagan. No one contested the intermediate sprint.

4. No change in the GC.

5. After the rest day tomorrow, the race heads up into the high Pyrenees.

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