Would the riders appreciate the view as they came into Lyon over the Croix Rousse? Once again, M Vache and I accidentally spent the morning previewing the course as we wandered around Lyon.
The gendarmes suddenly cleared out from the road and the cheering rolled closer. Who was in front? Desperate craning of necks and frantic photo taking and we really were none the wiser.
Once the lead group raced past, there was a wait for the chasers, and then the main peloton rolled in. We had to rely on Twitter to find out who won and it was Trentin for the Omooga Farmers over Albasini for OGE. Talansky, who was threatening to build enough of a lead to take the white jersey, came in third but didn’t dislodge the Cow that Won’t Quit as best young rider.
Next stop… somewhere along the way to Ventoux. Keep up the cow spotting, Team Vaches! I hope stage 15 has something for us.