Rolling Along G17-135
The peloton was disinterested in the break away up the road, so much so that they let the gap grow to 14 minutes. The peloton was riding at a speed that even I could have managed. Although for me I would have been riding flat out. For these guys, it was like a day off. At this point Philip Deignan (Sky) is riding with his hands off the bars at the back of the peloton. Both his teammate Michal Golas and Jose Costa (Bora-Hansgrohe) didn't seem remotely concern that he was sitting upright. I get very nervous on group rides when someone takes their hands off the bars, but then I don't ride with anyone that spends this much time on a bike, nor are their bikes as well cared for.