Take a few moments to appreciate the intensity, emotion and excitement each stage of the Tour de France brings with Road Bike Action’s daily photo galleries.
Pinarello equipped the Ineos Grenadiers with the new Dogma F12 X-Lite. As is tradition, the Dogma relies on an asymmetrical frame design made with Torayca T1100 carbon with Nanoalloy technology.
Per race rules, riders don facemasks until the moments before the start gun goes off. 103 miles of windswept farm roads lay ahead.
Bora-Hansgrohe set the pace early in an effort to secure the green jersey for Peter Sagan.
Bora’s effort caused gaps in the peloton, forming echelons on the road. Even the yellow jersey took pulls on the front as riders like Richie Porte and Tadej Pogacar were caught out of position.
Time gaps remained relatively unchanged throughout the stage. Riders in each echelon were pushing all-out efforts to bridge gaps between groups that were often within eyesight.
Michal Kwiatkowski and the Ineos Grenadiers led the final charge into Lavaur.
Wout Van Aert is making a compelling case for the RBA’s best cyclist of the year award.
Pogacar took his group to the line over 90 seconds behind the leaders.
Two wins on books so far for Van Aert
RBA/AFP Photos: Bettini