July 04, 2016 0 Comments
Stage 3 saw the riders head from Granville on the coast, inland to Angers. The 223.5KM stage featured one fourth category climb of Côte de Villedieu-les-Poêles after just 25.5KM but was otherwise relatively flat. In other words, a classic sprinter's stage.
Dan's team, Fortuneo-Vital Concept had a pretty decent day all round, with team mate Armindo Fonseca in a solo breakaway for most of the day, only joined later by Tommy Voeckler (when the live TV coverage had already started). The pair were caught with around 10KM to go and the sprinters teams took over.
Dan was able to mix it with the best sprinters in the world again and bagged 9th place - his second top ten finish in 3 days. Not bad for a debutante at the biggest bike race on the planet.
Interesting therefore how significant the little things in life can be emphasised and exaggerated by the stresses and strains of Le Tour. Dan arrived in his hotel room to find that little bag of haribo on his pillow and instantly sent us his three words for the day - Bag - Of - Morale - no mention of his top ten finish!
Tomorrow might be another day for the fast men, let's see....
May 21, 2021 0 Comments
Liverpool is boss. But not always. But it could be. Richard J. Dunning elaborates...
April 30, 2021 0 Comments
Mark Cavendish’s welcome return to victory has led to calls for the Briton to be selected for the Tour de France, including the #CavToTheTour push on Twitter. There is a considerable emotional appeal to him taking part, but is it practical?
April 23, 2021 0 Comments
Earlier this week l’Equipe reported that last year’s Tour runner-up Primož Roglič would have a two month break from racing prior to the French event. That approach goes against the trend of all recent Tour winners, yet Jumbo-Visma believes that this route is the best one to take. Is the team right?