Nicholas Roche’s Tour de France Journal: “I really appreciate my role as a big brother in the team, having three wins is fantastic”

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Followed by an individual time trial tomorrow and a flat sprinter stage on the Champs-Élysées on Sunday, today was the sedan of last chance for one of the non-specialists – most of the peloton – to win a victory in this Tour de France. .

s we left Bourg-en-Bresse this morning the peloton was buzzing in anticipation of what was to come and as soon as the flag fell each attack was like pushing a honeycomb with a stick as the riders swarmed all over the road to the slightest puff of nectar that an early escape could provide.

After about 10 km, however, Lukas Postlberger, winner of the 2015 Rás Tailteann, got stung. Literally.

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