With so many marquee sprinters missing and a prestigious Tour de France victory up for grabs, stage 13 was only ever going to end in a sprint finish. Exuding cool calm, Peter Sagan surfed wheels on the run in then timed his sprint and bike throw to perfection to pip Alexander Kristoff and Arnaud Demare for his hat trick. There was no change on GC except the sad news that Vincenzo Nibali had to retire from the race due to injuries received when he was brought down on stage 12.
Luke Allingham, a good friend of VeloVoices, has been flexing his writing muscles again. What or who inspired him to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard)? Lawson Craddock, that’s who! Here’s his first (of hopefully many) special features for VeloVoices.