The Arrival of the Peloton TdF5
When asked about the changes of the break away succeeding all the way to the end of the stage, Jens Voigt (now commentating for NBC Sports) replied, "as much as a drop of water in hell." So beautifully put, and so accurately as well. Anthony Delaplace (Fortuneo Vital Concept) glances back over his shoulder to discover that the peloton is very close behind indeed. Delaplace and his companion, Alex Howes (Cannondale-Drapac) were the last two left off the front of the original break away. Coincidentally, the pair had a bit of a struggle getting across to the now missing three from the original escape. Delaplace would eventually garner the "most agressive rider" prize for his efforts on the day. Perhaps a bit of a French bias, n'est pas?