Kicking Again ToC19-9
In the interest of full disclosure, I am a big Tejay van Garderen (EF Education First). I was thrilled to see him vying for stage honors on the final climb to the line at South Lake Tahoe. He was the rider of old who has won this race before. Behind him, it was Gianni Moscon (Ineos) tying to stay on terms with the American along with Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) and just peaking into frame, Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck-Quickstep). With the current holder of the leader's Yellow Jersey, Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) off the back, the new leader would be from this group.