Peloton & Pave PR17-2
As the peloton entered the twentieth section of pave, it was Peter Sagan (Bora Hansgrohe) bedecked in his World Champion rainbow jersey that lead the way. Sagan has learned that being on the front of the group on the pave, makes for a saver ride (and considerably less dusty to boot). Other riders riding under the banner included, BMC, Katusha, Quickstep and FDJ. At this point it was mainly the domestiques setting the pace for their team leaders to do the work later in the race. It feels like absolutely every step of the way has been lined by enthusiastic cycling fans from all over Europe out on a sunny day to see their favorite riders.