After the exclusion of Peter Sagan and Rafal Majka (after the rest day), Bora-Hansgrohe's riders were unleashed to hunt for stage wins. It almost happened today for TT specialist, Maciej Bodnar...
"It was a long a difficult sprint for the last 20 kilometers. At 2 kilometers from the finish I looked behind me and I believed. But on the last 500 meters, there was wind from the front. Well, that's the impression I got. The peloton was too fast. I'm disappointed. It was a good day for me, I had good legs. We rode quietly in the first part. Because I know that if you roll thoroughly, the peloton will also roll thoroughly. There were 200 meters too many. Maybe 300 meters in fact, so I would have had time to celebrate. What can I say? 200 kilometers passed in front and I miss 200 meters for glory... It is the bike."
- Maciej Bodnar
Too bad Bodnar couldn't pull a stage victory off, that's 11 stages down and 10 (chances) to go.
Wait for the end for a message to tomorrow's mountain stage 12.