Attack the Peloton ToB26
With all of the break aways back into the fold, it was time for others to go on the offensive. Team Sky, Etixx-Quickstep and Cannondale-Drapac kept pulling back every attack. On this steep yet uncatagorized climb, Tony Gallopin (Lotto Soudal) jumped free from the Wout Poels (Sky) led peloton. On Poels' wheel was the action drama named, Jack Bauer (Cannondale-Drapac). Gallopin's moved could have been two-fold, one, with hopes of winning the stage, and two putting stress on the opposing teams lead outs in aid of his teammate Andre Greipel. Whatever the reason, he was back into the fold before five kilometers had rolled under their collective wheels.