This was supposed to be a routine flat stage, a pause for breath between Pyrenean pain and the long time trial tomorrow. Instead we had rain making the peloton’s life miserable, a perfectly executed, pre-planned attack by Ramunas Navardauskas to break Garmin-Sharp’s Tour duck and Peter Sagan hitting the deck as another stage slipped from his grasp.
A thrilling and fiercely contested Paris-Nice saw Carlos Betancur take his second overall victory this season by a handful of (bonus) seconds over world champion Rui Costa.
July is, of course, dominated by the 100th Tour de France. But what else is happening this month? Plenty. Let’s take a look, shall we? Continue reading