Reclaiming His Jersey T18-26
With four catagorized climbs facing the peloton today, it seem like a good chance for Dion Smith (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) to reclaim his Maillot a Pois that he won on the first stage of the Tour. Joining Smith on today's break away effort was Anthony Turgis (Cofidis) and two riders from Direct Energie, Damien Gaudin and Fabien Grellier. It is quite impressive that these three teams have been off the front in every road stage thus far. The other impressive thing to see is just how international the peloton and the fans of the Tour are. Just over Smith's shoulder you can see the Colombian flag. All along the route you will see the flags of near every nation in the world and every department of France. And of course all of the flags of the teams in the Tour, as well.