Riding for Himself ToC19-25
Tim Declercq (Deceuninck-Quickstep) found himself in an unusual situation today. Normally, he can be found on the front of the peloton chasing down break aways, but today he was the one in the front group. With just 18 kilometers left to race, with a nasty hill at five kilometers to go, Declercq thought he would use his power to ride for himself. This was the last moment that the break saw the powerful Belgium until they were all passed on the climb to the final intermediate sprint.