Stage 1 of the 2018 Tour de France was as expected – a break goes, rides most of the day out front, the sprint teams organise the catch, then ride full bore to the finish. Except it wasn’t like that as it seemed like Lady Luck was picking on some of the GC guys, with crashes and barrier flips a go-go in the final 10km. But the sprinters went hell for leather, with Philippe Gilbert and Bob Jungels unleashing a mighty Fernando Gaviria in the last 300m, who left Peter Sagan and Marcel Kittel in his dust, taking the maillot jaune in his debut Tour de France. Continue reading
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