With Just His Team Car PN20-10
Tom Devriendt (Circus-Wanty Gobert) would surely have liked some company on two wheels for his long solo breakaway. Instead he had only his sports director and mechanic to keep him company for the nearly 200 kilometers that he rode alone off the front of the peloton. There is no guarantee when one goes off the front to start a break that anyone will join the effort. So when Devriendt has spent the energy to get away, there is nothing for it but to keep on with the effort. There is a slim chance he will succeed with stage win, but he has even less of a chance inside the peloton.