The last Sunday in August means it’s time for the peloton to migrate to Brittany and congregate in the beautiful Moribihan region, not for cider and crepes (at least not until after the race), but for the 49th edition of the GP Ouest France-Plouay.
It’s the last two stages until a much needed rest day for the peloton. Today’s stage is flat until the end; tomorrow’s stage is lumpy with a lot of flat.
Jasper Stuyven of Trek Factory Racing took his first ever professional win on a helter skelter of a Vuelta stage into Murcia. He jumped away with 1oo metres to go, leaving a disappointed Pello Bilbao (Caja Rural) and Kevin Reza (FDJ) to take second and third spots. Esteban Chaves (Orica-GreenEDGE) survived a crash to finish in the lead group and keep his jersey safe for another day.