You Got This TA23
With just eight kilometers left in the sixth stage (the final road stage), Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) was in a powerful position. He had a 20 second lead on most of the peloton and had two teammates, Oscar Gatto and Daniele Bennati in the break with him. However, he wasn't the only one with two teammates alongside. Race leader, Zdenek Stybar (Etixx-Quickstep) had two men in blue at his side, previous stage winner, Fernando Gaviria, and Matteo Trentin. The other two managing to connect to this elite escapees, were the former World Champioin, Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-Quickstep) and the man second overall, Greg Van Avermaet (BMC). It was beginning to look like the stage winner was going to come from this group. Sagan's teammate, Gatto, reached out to Sagan as the World Champion swung to the back of the group, perhaps to make sure the sprinter had enough to take the stage given the opportunity.