Photo Gallery: Tour de France Cobbled Stage

Massive photo gallery from the Paris-Roubaix style stage

Jerome Cousin (FRA – Direct Energie) leads the day long break with his two teammates.
An early cobble sector as the riders are still fairly clean.
Dylan Groenewegen (NED – Team LottoNL – Jumbo) crashed coming out of a cobble sector and needed a new bike to continue.
Taylor Phinney (USA – EF Education First – Drapac) was very useful in limiting Uran’s time loss.
Rigoberto Uran (COL – EF Education First – Drapac) wasn’t able to catch back to the GC group though and ultimately lost time.
An emotional John Degenkolb (GER – Trek – Segafredo) is back on top of the podium after a rough couple years.
Michael Valgren (DEN – Astana Pro Team) went down early in the stage but was able to finish.
Romain Bardet (FRA – AG2R – La Mondiale) had many mechanical’s and flats but was still able to finish with the other GC contenders.
Laurens Ten Dam (NED – Team Sunweb) was also down in the crash with Dylan Groenewegen (NED – Team LottoNL – Jumbo)
There were no shortage of fans out on the road side.
Every cobbled sector had fans cheering while trying to get their own photos taken.
John Degenkolb (GER – Trek – Segafredo) keeps the celebration going with team staff.
The winning move which held onto the finish.
Peter Sagan (SVK – Bora – Hansgrohe) was aggressive but ultimately missed the winning move.
Greg Van Avermaet (BEL – BMC) was also aggressive in the closing kilometers of the stage.
Some of the fans were getting a bit to close to the action.
Mitchelton – Scott had their issues as well.
Romain Bardet (FRA – AG2R – La Mondiale) rides alone to get back to the lead group.
Romain Bardet (FRA – AG2R – La Mondiale) possibly had the most issues out of the GC riders.
Team Sky were constantly at the front to stay out of trouble.
Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ – Astana Pro Team) has a go on the front of the group.
Michal Kwiatkowski (POL – Team Sky) over cooks a turn into the fans.
The front of the race still had its fair share of dust from the lead motor vehicles.
Not your smoothest surface to ride across.
Toms Skujins (LAT – Trek – Segafredo) had an easy day defending the polka dot jersey with no climbs during the stage.
Rim brakes were a popular choice for most riders for the cobble stage.
Daniel Martin (IRL – UAE Team Emirates) was banged up but still rode great.

Photos: Bettini

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