A pan flat parcours screamed sprint finish and Andre Greipel helped himself to win number three. His Lotto-Soudal train bossed the technical run in, delivering their captain first into the last corner with 300m to go. Caleb Ewan (Orica-GreenEDGE) tried to squeeze up the inside, but the Gorilla used his strength and power to keep the youngster behind him. Trek-Segafredo’s Giacomo Nizzolo finished a distant third. The GC remains unchanged, as the threat of rain led to the finish being neutralised with the time for all riders being taken on the penultimate lap.
We’re not usually fans of bike races finishing on motor racing tracks, but this one was a real thriller….