The Chase Is On LBL18-4
With just 37 kilometers left to race, it was time for the peloton to use the Cote de la Redoute to start the chase in earnest. Enric Mas and Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step) hit the front and drove the pace in hopes of shedding some of their rivals. Tucked on to Alaphilippe's wheel was the strong man for Team Sky, Geraint Thomas. Thomas was marked in turned by Jose Rojas (Movistar) and so it went on down the long line of competitors, teammates and domestiques. Fans will line the route of every race, many flying flags of teams, countries on regions from their camp sites and campers along the sides of every climb. Cycling is about the only sport were fans can get close to their heros and not have to buy a ticket for the honor.