Well, well, well cow fanciers – what did you make of that long, virtually cow-less stage? It was the day the breakaway *almost* made it home, and there was yet another nasty crash within the last 3km.
The breakaway almost made it home, in my mind because the peloton just can’t seem to get itself very organised. Sky had it’s best stage yet but Cav couldn’t follow up his intermediate sprint action at the end of the race, but he was there. Cav, Goss and Renshaw riding for rival teams is not a sight I’m used to seeing yet.
Our lead up commentator Matty Keenan got a bit misty eyed recalling Nibblies track back through the peloton. He zigged, and zagged and slipped in between cars … sounded like Matty was wishing it was him out there. And Kittel, who hasn’t been well all tour finally packed it in.