Flying Solo ToC19-14
Having left his break away companion on the way up Mount Hamilton, Remi Cavagna (Deceuninck-Quickstep) took off on a very long solo effort to win the stage. He has set himself the task of staying off the front, alone, for over 70 kilometers. He did start the effort with a ten minute head start on the main peloton, so it wasn't completely impossible. He wasn't the most gifted descender, scaring the commentating trio of Phil Liggett, Bob Roll and Christian Vandevelden. I wasn't enjoying watching him mishandle practiacally every corner either. His erstwhile companion, Alex Hoehn (Team USA) pulled back about two minutes on the descent, but it wasn't enough to come back together.