High Speed Descent
Today's break away feature the true long shot. Tom Jelte Slagter (Cannondale Garmin) went for the solo ride to victory from 60 kilometers out. With everyone behind having a chance to escape the wind and safe a little energy, it is a tall order to put one's nose in the wind and still out ride the rest of the peloton. At least on the high speed descents he could catch his breath and pick his own line through the corners.