Stage 11 of the Tour de France saw the wind wind wreak havoc on the peloton. Here are our impressions from the stage..
Fernando Gaviria (Etixx-Quickstep) won the 2nd stage of the Tour of Poland, sprinting to the stage win ahead of Elia Viviani (Team Sky) and Caleb Ewan (Orica-BikeExchange). Thanks to the bonus seconds on offer at the finish, Gaviria also took over the overall race lead. It was another lumpy circuit stage at the Tour of Poland today and yet again, the sprinters were able to have their day. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka were part of the early action with Adrien Niyonshuti and Youcef Reguigui following all the early attacks. Regugui was able to join a 10 rider breakaway attempt but our Algerian’s group was.
Stage 11 of the Tour de France was won by the green jersey leader Peter Sagan (Tinkoff). The overall race leader, Chris Froome (Team Sky) finished in 2nd place and Maciej Bodnar (Tinkoff) rounded out the stage podium. Even before today’s 162km stage from Carcassonne to Montpellier got underway, the nerves among the peloton was at an all-time high with wind speeds being recorded at 70km/h out on the course. A mostly flat stage meant it was a good opportunity for the sprinters, but echelons were almost inevitable and it was going to be a stressful battle to stay near the front of the bunch..
Stage 10 of the Tour de France left Andorra and Edvald Boasson Hagen was on a mission to pick up another stage victory for our African Team. Here are some magnificent shots from the day..