France welcomed Le Tour’s defending champion with a serious case of road rash. A former TDF champion was forced to withdraw because of injury. And the dominating “Giant” German scored his third stage win, edging out the champion of Slovakia, again.
Translation: Chris Froome crashed, Andy Schleck is out, and Marcel Kittel won stage 4— meaning Peter Sagan did not, despite his best rebound-from-mechanical-issue efforts.
C’est Le Tour, now on French soil.