Speeding Through Town LBL18-5
The next member of the early break to try and escape was Jerome Baugnies (Wanty Groupe-Gobert). He was able to build a minute on the peloton and roughly a half minute on his erstwhile companions. With 33 kilometers (and two catagorized climbs to go) it was unlikely that his move would succeed, but it was still a valiant effort just the same. At least he got his team's sponsors names some air time and that is certainly of value. Some riders will refer to these efforts as a "TV Break Away" with the sole purpose of advertizing their sponsors, in this case I feel like Baugnies was genuine in his hopes to steal the show.