Tour de France 2021: Stage 16 – Patrick Konrad solos in damp conditions

What stage is it today? I have lost count, truthfully. [It’s Stage 16 of Tour de France 2021 – ed] I suppose it doesn’t even really matter given the boringness of today’s stage. Heck, the jackhammering that went on outside my window for three hours this morning brought more excitement and change of pace to my day than the race on my television screen did. The stage saw a less than invigorated breakaway performance, a peloton full of GC favorites content on riding for the podium, and plenty of rain. At the end of it all, Bora’s Patrick Konrad soloed away from his companions to claim his first World Tour victory and saved Bora’s otherwise disastrous Tour. In a turn of events that continues to make me scratch my head, Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Victorious) came home second on the stage with a not-so-shiny Michael Matthews (BikeExchange) in third.

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