Getting Cheeky T18-47
With the three up the road not likely to affect the final Maillot Jaune in Paris, Chris Froome (Sky) decided to see if he could catch the other GC men napping. For those that were still in the main peloton, it wasn't going to happen. Behind the Brit, Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) covered the move, assisted by Sylvain Chavanel (Direct Energie). Once Froome saw that he wasn't shaking anyone, he backed off the pace. Seemingly guaranteeing that the three up the road would be vying for stage honors. I was less than thrilled with the banners of Century 21 realtors, but sometimes you just have to go with what is actually there.