Pushing the Pace G17-14
On the descent, Team Bahrain-Merida came to the front and pushed the pace. Their team leader, Vincenzo Nibali, is a brilliant descender, I guess they were hoping to put some of the other GC riders into difficulty. They did opened up some gaps in the peloton on the way down, but nothing big enough that couldn't be closed down on the flat run in to the line. The pink clad fans along the side of the road were thrilled to see their heros fly past.