Sprinting for Euros LBL18-2
Unlike multi-day stage races, there is now King of the Mountains jersey to be won in a single day race like Liege Bastogne Liege. However, there is prize money for being the first to crest each of the eleven catagorized climbs that make up this "Old Lady" of cycling. Jumping away from his eight break away companions was Casper Pedersen (Aqua Blue Sport). Anthony Perez (Cofidis) just watched him ride away perhaps in disbelief of the effort the Dane was putting in. Pedersen went on with his attack on the descent gaining about a half a minute on the rest of the break. With the Cote de Bellevaux lying so far from the finish of the day, it seemed a tall order to hold of a peloton that was already beginning to reel the break back in.