Southern Hospitality TDF19-38
Virginian born Ben King (Dimension Data) shows the Dutchman Niki Terpstra (Total Direct Energie) a little southern hospitality, offering him a waterbottle after noticing he had none. We Virginian's like to be helpful (at least the nice ones do). The duo was being led by Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) and had just been joined by Alessandro De Marchi (CCC). This group had a long day ahead of them if the break was to succeed. They did have an advantage, their position on GC meant the peloton wasn't too interested. Then combined that with De Gendt's teammate had the Maillot a Pois, so Lotto Soudal wasn't going to chase them down for King of the Mountains points.