Up and Over TDF19-1
Here we go! I know what I will be doing for the rest of July... This is the first painting of the first stage of the first climb of the Tour de France. The maximum points for the climb up the Mur de Grammont was taken by the reigning Olympic gold medalist, Greg Van Avermaet (CCC) followed closely by Xandro Meurisse (Wanty Group). Meurisse was first over the only other categorized climb of the day, but this climb was enough to award Van Avermaet the first Polka Dot jersey of this Tour. Immediately after the second climb of the day, the Belgium rider dropped back to the peloton, his objective for the day achieved.