Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Victorious) won a two up sprint by a whisker against Kasper Asgreen (Soudal Quick-Step) on a fast and furious Stage 19 of the Tour de France. Those are bare bones of an incredible, full gas, GO GO GO day of breathless racing – seriously find the highlights you won’t regret it. However, my moment of joy is Matej’s post race interview.
There is NOTHING I love better than a daring breakaway smashing the odds and breaking the dreams of the sprint teams and that’s EXACTLY what happened in Stage 18 of the Tour de France. It took all four of the breakaway riders to keep the fast men at bay but only one could win. That honour went to Soudal Quick-Step’s Dane Kasper Asgreen. My moment of joy is for the quartet that dared and won.
I don’t think anyone who watched the finale of Stage 17 of the Tour de France could be anything but moved by Tadej Pogacar struggles. To watch a rider who has brought such joy and such aggression over the first two weeks finally give up his Tour dreams.