1. Sometimes abysmal gaps
This is a promise made by Thierry Gouvenou. “The riders who are aiming for the general classification will necessarily apprehend this stage and will have an interest in preparing for it well, promised a few weeks ago the technical director of the Tour de France, when recognizing for the umpteenth time the discoveries which will mark out the 153.7 kilometers to engulf this Wednesday. There will be more time to lose here than on mountain stages. »
Truthful? In 2014, Vincenzo Nibali had signed a high performance under the northern deluge.
Yellow jersey on the back, the…