Peter Sagan added to his green jersey points haul with some breakaway action before Andre Greipel took the stage in a tumultuous bunch sprint. The German powerhouse held off strong sprints from Alexander Kristoff and John Degenkolb while Sagan, once again among the bridesmaids, was edged into fourth place.
Look at that profile – it screams last sprint opportunity until Paris doesn’t it? And that’s just what will be on the sprint teams’ minds as they swoop out of the Massif Central and into the Rhone Valley for the finish at Valence. But it’s not a nailed-on certainty. This is not the first week and we’re sure to see many riders trying to make this a perfect breakaway day. Continue reading