In a dramatic finale, the disjointed bunch sprint headed by Alexander Kristoff swept up the day’s breakaway metres from the line, snatching the win from under the nose of Jack Bauer. Despite the conditions and the best efforts of Ag2r, the predicted echelons never materialised and the top general classification riders survived the day unscathed and unchanged.
Saturday’s Queen Stage of Lautaret, Izoard and Risoul was a fantastic race. And here is what it looked like from the Orica team car.
Could you imagine burning so much energy that you need 9,000 calories a day to keep the engine running? It’s a dream of mine, really. Well, if you’re a pro cyclist riding the Tour de France, this is how you do it while being on the road for over 6 hours a day.
Video via GCN