Trying to Catch Back On TDF19-24
Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) had a truly badly timed flat tire at the base of the final climb. Just as the teams of the climbing sprinters (Peter Sagan and Michael Matthews) drove the pace to shed the rest of the sprint masters, Boasson Hagen had to chase from behind up the climb of the Cote des Cinq Chateaux. He could take some solace know he was the only guy in the caravan behind the race going forward as everyone else was dropping way of the pace. He eventually caught the peloton at the top, but he was too gassed to feature in the finale.