One day after he was still in, he’s out. Andrew Talansky and his team decided his departure is for the best, given his overall physical condition following multiple crashes. At least he had some time to think about it, unlike David de la Cruz who crashed to his sudden Tour end today in an instant out of nowhere. (C’est le Tour, bien sur.)
So rolled stage 12 through France’s beautiful Beaujolais region, ending not exactly for the best for “poor” Peter Sagan. Already sick of second, he must be just a little sicker today after yet another number two stage finish, this time losing out to Norway’s Alexander Kristoff. (C’est le Tour, encore.) Now where are those Alps?