Not surprisingly, the break held today. Markus Burghardt and Carlos Berredo did a fine job holding off a larger chase group, and then did an epic 8k match sprint! You gotta hand it to Berredo, he didn’t have any choice. It was his only chance. Didn’t work.
The big story was pretty boy Damiano Cuenego face planting in the French asphalt. Lampre sent almost half the team back, and they finished 20 minutes down and twelve from the nearest group. Still, you can’t DQ that, can you?