It’s been a pretty sedate couple of days for the Tour as it recommenced on the Atlantic coast around La Rochelle.
No hope breakaways or no breakaway at all have been the order of the day and sprinters Sam Bennett and Caleb Ewan took advantage to win their first and second stage of the race respectively.
For Bennett it was the first of his career having played second fiddle to Peter Sagan for his time at Bora/Hansgrohe so it will have been a sweet moment to beat his old team mate and take the green jersey from him.
Sagan’s struggles continued into yesterday where he managed to get relegated from his final position to last on the stage for an alleged head butt on Wout Van Aert.
I say alleged because the pictures are pretty clear cut and there is no doubt that he did collide with him but overnight footage has emerged showing that Sagan may well have been ducking to avoid a selfie stick and fool hanging over the barriers.
If that is the case I would like to think that the jury would reinstate him and give him the points back.
Off the bikes and the rest day covid tests have put a number of teams including Ineos and Ag2R on one of their two strikes.
Although with Tour race director Christian Prudhomme holed up in isolation for another 11 days its unclear who would actually have the authority to make that call!
Here is a link to the current GC from procyclingstats.