Embracing the Victory
Jean-Christophe Peraud's (AG2R) gambling attack paid off, and paid off big. Not only did he take the stage victory on the summit of the Col d'Ospedale, but his time gap was enough to give him the overall victory and the Maillot Jaune for winning the Criterium International. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) finished just behind him on the general classification, just as he did in the 2014 Tour de France. This time, however, they were both one step higher on the podium. This is a good sign for French cycling and the coming Tour de France. Chapeau, Jean-Christophe!