After The Ttt: Where We Stand

BMC know where they stand — on the podium.

This was a big stage. I’ve had a few thoughts about it. In our Viewer’s Guide, Andrew and I identified this stage as one of the most important of the race. So it has proved, even if in a lot of cases individual misfortune means that no one can be said to have been given a huge head start by it. For example, without the crashes on Stage 1, Richie Porte may be in the yellow jersey with Chris Froome four seconds behind him and Romain Bardet more than a minute behind either of them, but the success of Sky and BMC today has been almost negated for their leaders. This could definitely be used as a metaphor for progressive taxation. Anyway, what has happened so far in the race cannot be changed, so let’s see where we stand in the General Classification. 2: Tejay van Garderen at 0” 3: ...

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