Just Making Sure ToB32
The leader in the King of the Mountains competition, Xandro Meurisse (Wanty Group Gobert) had been picking up the final remaining point on the two previous climbs of the day's stage and doing so without having to sprint against his nearest competitor, Nicolas Roche (Sky). Today it seems, Roche had decided not to spend the energy trying to grab any of the minor placings on the tops of the climbs. Meurisse approached the summit of Selsley Common on the front of the peloton. He took a quick look back over his shoulder just to make sure no one was trying to sprint past him for the remaining KOM point of the day. Behind him, Lotto Soudal and LottoNL Jumbo were more interested in keeping the tempo turning over than they were in the KOM competition.