I have seen the last few hundred metres of today’s stage. On a replay. At 9:55pm. That’s it. I haven’t even had a chance to listen to the Cycling Podcast’s daily updates (although I did see a photo of Daniel Friebe’s knees on Twitter) so I can’t even bluff my way through a review of the stage by stealing their thoughts.
In my defence it was a sprint stage that Marcel Kittel was *obviously* going to win very easily. He swerved round the remaining FDJ riders, accelerated, kept accelerating and it was game over for everyone else. Kittel and his magnificent barnet crossed the line and about five years later (relatively), so did everyone else.
Dumoulin remains in pink (suits him rather) although with 1 second on Kittel, I’d put money on the latter being the wearer of the Maglia Rosa tomorrow evening. Usual caveats about jinxes and crashes apply of course.
Tomorrow I’ll be able to watch at least some of stage 3 at home AND I’ll be listening to the CP on my run tomorrow morning so hopefully I’ll be able to sound 99% more informed and intelligent than I do right now. Usual caveats about…,etc.