Starting His Effort TDF19-75
Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) has been saying from the start of this Tour that he is only here to win stages. He certainly is too far back to be an overall contender. Today he got into the break and then went on the offensive on the first big climb of the day, the Col du Soulor. He was joined by another potential GC man who is too far behind, Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin). The third member of the leading trio is Lennard Kamna (Sunweb), no back story here, he is just keeping an eye on the proceedings.