Did It Work? TDF19-108
Team Ineos had been driving the pace all day, as they hit the slopes of the Col de l'Iseran, it was defending champion, Geraint Thomas who launched the first attack of the Maillot Jaune. He looked over his shoulder to see what damage he had managed. What he saw was Gregor Mulhberger (Bora-Hansgrohe) bringing his team leader, Emanuel Buchmann, along with Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma) back up to his wheel. Ineos had more than one card to play, so it seemed that Thomas was the sacrifice for his teammate to take over the Yellow Jersey.