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Re: [WT] Tour of California
« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2019, 09:08 »

The strong tailwind meant we got high speeds and an early-ish finish yesterday. Huzzah!

A large and strong break (Sagan, Skujins, Powless, Philipsen, Ballerini etc) got away, but the peloton weren't of a mind to let them have the win. Bahrain in particular were helping EF to keep the gap manageable.

Onto the final climb and Declercq was the last of the break to be caught, Stybar (?) attacked almost immediately and had a small gap. There wasn't much going on behind until Higuita and Bennett sprinted past for the bonuses at the top. Bennett pushed on down the descent, but Archie's little man wasn't interested in working. So first a small group of mainly GC riders (but not TJ) got back and then an even bigger group containing some fast men (and TJ) connected and we ended up with the above sprint.

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