Fortune favours the bold they say, and no one was bolder that Fabio Aru on the road to the Tournon-sur-Rhone. Let’s hope Vino was watching!
Stage Three, Boën-sur-Lignon to Tournon-sur-Rhône, 187.5km
When Fabio Aru (Astana) attacked on the descent with 13km to go, how many of us thought “he’s just testing his legs, surely this was a day for the sprinters”? But he just kept going, the chase was a little disorganised, and suddenly he was over the line for a truly audacious victory. Katusha’s Alexander Kristoff won the bunch sprint for second, just pipping Niccolo Bonifazio (Trek-Segafredo). Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) remains in the lead despite a late mechanical and a controversial handsling.
Baby Blackbird in madison style shenanigans
Happiness on the FDJ bus…
Featured Image: Fabio Aru – © Tim de Waele/Corbis via Getty Images