Lighting the Match G17-136
Once the chasing group of 11 joined the five up front, the break was just too much for Pierre Rolland (Cannondale-Drapac). He was the first to ride off the front before the final climb of the day. With 24 kilometers left to ride today, I am sure he was hoping for a little help. But you have to start some where. The base of the climb was only about twelve kilometers away, so soon there would be less an advantage in numbers.