Tour Stage 15: Breaking Away, Part Two

Millau to Carcassonne (181 kms) It’s an apropos finishing town name today for the riders, as what are they now besides vultures feasting on the dead and bloated carcass of the Tour. With the fight for overall victory at the Tour all but over except for three riders, it’s up to the many lesser teams and riders to pick over the scraps and aim for a stage victory. In theory, this stage could have been a good aperitif for the coming Pyreenean main course, but as it stands, the category 1 Pic de Nore climb is not quite hard enough and the stage doesn’t end on the descent from the climb but has over 10 kilometers of flat road before the finish, all but guaranteeing this will not be a day for the GC contenders as Sky should be able to easily control the race with only Rowe or Castroviejo ...

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