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The peloton in action during Stage 17 of the Tour de France, September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

The peloton in action during Stage 17 of the Tour de France, September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

The peloton in action during Stage 17 of the Tour de France, September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Astana Pro Team rider Miguel Angel Lopez of Colombia crosses the finish line during Stage 17. Pool via REUTERS/Stuart Franklin

Astana Pro Team rider Miguel Angel Lopez of Colombia crosses the finish line during Stage 17. Pool via REUTERS/Stuart Franklin

Astana Pro Team rider Miguel Angel Lopez of Colombia crosses the finish line during Stage 17. Pool via REUTERS/Stuart Franklin
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General view before the start of Stage 17. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

General view before the start of Stage 17. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

General view before the start of Stage 17. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Cyclists in action during Stage 16. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Cyclists in action during Stage 16. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Cyclists in action during Stage 16. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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UAE Team Emirates rider Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia, wearing the white jersey for best young rider, reacts after finishing Stage 15. Pool via REUTERS/Stef Mantey

UAE Team Emirates rider Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia, wearing the white jersey for best young rider, reacts after finishing Stage 15. Pool via REUTERS/Stef Mantey

UAE Team Emirates rider Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia, wearing the white jersey for best young rider, reacts after finishing Stage 15. Pool via REUTERS/Stef Mantey
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Team Jumbo-Visma rider Primoz Roglic of Slovenia in action during Stage 15. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Team Jumbo-Visma rider Primoz Roglic of Slovenia in action during Stage 15. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Team Jumbo-Visma rider Primoz Roglic of Slovenia in action during Stage 15. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Fans during Stage 15. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Fans during Stage 15. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Fans during Stage 15. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Cofidis rider Simone Consonni of Italy and CCC Team rider Matteo Trentin of Italy sprint to the finish line during Stage 14. Pool via REUTERS/Anne-Christine Poujoulat

Cofidis rider Simone Consonni of Italy and CCC Team rider Matteo Trentin of Italy sprint to the finish line during Stage 14. Pool via REUTERS/Anne-Christine Poujoulat

Cofidis rider Simone Consonni of Italy and CCC Team rider Matteo Trentin of Italy sprint to the finish line during Stage 14. Pool via REUTERS/Anne-Christine Poujoulat
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Fans watch the peloton pass during Stage 14. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Fans watch the peloton pass during Stage 14. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Fans watch the peloton pass during Stage 14. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Supporters along the course during Stage 13. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Supporters along the course during Stage 13. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Supporters along the course during Stage 13. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Cyclists in action during Stage 13 of the Tour de France. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Cyclists in action during Stage 13 of the Tour de France. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Cyclists in action during Stage 13 of the Tour de France. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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EF Pro Cycling rider Daniel Felipe Martinez of Colombia wins the stage ahead of BORA-Hansgrohe rider Lennard Kaemna of Germany during Stage 13. Pool via REUTERS/Anne-Christine Poujoulat

EF Pro Cycling rider Daniel Felipe Martinez of Colombia wins the stage ahead of BORA-Hansgrohe rider Lennard Kaemna of Germany during Stage 13. Pool via REUTERS/Anne-Christine Poujoulat

EF Pro Cycling rider Daniel Felipe Martinez of Colombia wins the stage ahead of BORA-Hansgrohe rider Lennard Kaemna of Germany during Stage 13. Pool via REUTERS/Anne-Christine Poujoulat
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Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Remi Cavagna of France, Team INEOS Grenadiers rider Pavel Sivakov of Russia and CCC Team rider Simon Geschke of Germany in action during Stage 13. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Remi Cavagna of France, Team INEOS Grenadiers rider Pavel Sivakov of Russia and CCC Team rider Simon Geschke of Germany in action during Stage 13. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Remi Cavagna of France, Team INEOS Grenadiers rider Pavel Sivakov of Russia and CCC Team rider Simon Geschke of Germany in action during Stage 13. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Supporters wait for the race during Stage 13. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Supporters wait for the race during Stage 13. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Supporters wait for the race during Stage 13. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Cyclists before the official start of Stage 13. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Cyclists before the official start of Stage 13. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Cyclists before the official start of Stage 13. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Team Sunweb rider Soren Kragh Andersen of Denmark celebrates as he finishes Stage 12. Pool via REUTERS/Stuart Franklin

Team Sunweb rider Soren Kragh Andersen of Denmark celebrates as he finishes Stage 12. Pool via REUTERS/Stuart Franklin

Team Sunweb rider Soren Kragh Andersen of Denmark celebrates as he finishes Stage 12. Pool via REUTERS/Stuart Franklin
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The peloton in action during Stage 12. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The peloton in action during Stage 12. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The peloton in action during Stage 12. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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The peloton in action during Stage 12. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The peloton in action during Stage 12. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The peloton in action during Stage 12. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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The peloton in action during Stage 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

The peloton in action during Stage 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

The peloton in action during Stage 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Team Jumbo-Visma rider Primoz Roglic of Slovenia, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, before the start of Stage 11. Pool via REUTERS/Anne-Christine Poujoulat

Team Jumbo-Visma rider Primoz Roglic of Slovenia, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, before the start of Stage 11. Pool via REUTERS/Anne-Christine Poujoulat

Team Jumbo-Visma rider Primoz Roglic of Slovenia, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, before the start of Stage 11. Pool via REUTERS/Anne-Christine Poujoulat
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The peloton in action during Stage 10 of the Tour de France. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The peloton in action during Stage 10 of the Tour de France. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The peloton in action during Stage 10 of the Tour de France. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Sam Bennett of Ireland wins Stage 10. Pool via REUTERS/Christophe Ena

Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Sam Bennett of Ireland wins Stage 10. Pool via REUTERS/Christophe Ena

Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Sam Bennett of Ireland wins Stage 10. Pool via REUTERS/Christophe Ena
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A car of the caravan passes during Stage 10. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A car of the caravan passes during Stage 10. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A car of the caravan passes during Stage 10. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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The peloton in action during Stage 10. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The peloton in action during Stage 10. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The peloton in action during Stage 10. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Team Jumbo-Visma rider Primoz Roglic of Slovenia, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, and BORA-Hansgrohe rider Peter Sagan of Slovakia, wearing the green jersey, bump fists before the start of Stage 10. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Team Jumbo-Visma rider Primoz Roglic of Slovenia, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, and BORA-Hansgrohe rider Peter Sagan of Slovakia, wearing the green jersey, bump fists before the start of Stage 10. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Team Jumbo-Visma rider Primoz Roglic of Slovenia, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, and BORA-Hansgrohe rider Peter Sagan of Slovakia, wearing the green jersey, bump fists before the start of Stage 10. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Bahrain-McLaren rider Mikel Landa of Spain and Team Jumbo-Visma riders Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands and Primoz Roglic of Slovenia in action during Stage 9. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Bahrain-McLaren rider Mikel Landa of Spain and Team Jumbo-Visma riders Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands and Primoz Roglic of Slovenia in action during Stage 9. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Bahrain-McLaren rider Mikel Landa of Spain and Team Jumbo-Visma riders Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands and Primoz Roglic of Slovenia in action during Stage 9. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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UAE Team Emirates rider Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia wins Stage 9. Pool via REUTERS/Thibault Camus

UAE Team Emirates rider Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia wins Stage 9. Pool via REUTERS/Thibault Camus

UAE Team Emirates rider Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia wins Stage 9. Pool via REUTERS/Thibault Camus
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The peloton in action during Stage 9. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

The peloton in action during Stage 9. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

The peloton in action during Stage 9. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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General view of the start of Stage 9. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

General view of the start of Stage 9. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

General view of the start of Stage 9. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Julian Alaphilippe of France in action during Stage 8. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Julian Alaphilippe of France in action during Stage 8. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Julian Alaphilippe of France in action during Stage 8. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Movistar Team rider Carlos Verona of Spain and Trek-Segafredo rider Toms Skujins of Latvia in action during Stage 8. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Movistar Team rider Carlos Verona of Spain and Trek-Segafredo rider Toms Skujins of Latvia in action during Stage 8. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Movistar Team rider Carlos Verona of Spain and Trek-Segafredo rider Toms Skujins of Latvia in action during Stage 8. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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AG2r La Mondiale rider Nans Peters of France wins Stage 8. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/Pool

AG2r La Mondiale rider Nans Peters of France wins Stage 8. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/Pool

AG2r La Mondiale rider Nans Peters of France wins Stage 8. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/Pool
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Team Jumbo-Visma rider Wout Van Aert of Belgium wins Stage 7. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

Team Jumbo-Visma rider Wout Van Aert of Belgium wins Stage 7. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

Team Jumbo-Visma rider Wout Van Aert of Belgium wins Stage 7. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool
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The peloton in action during Stage 7. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

The peloton in action during Stage 7. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

The peloton in action during Stage 7. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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UAE Team Emirates rider Davide Formolo of Italy passes a supporter with a French flag during Stage 6. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

UAE Team Emirates rider Davide Formolo of Italy passes a supporter with a French flag during Stage 6. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

UAE Team Emirates rider Davide Formolo of Italy passes a supporter with a French flag during Stage 6. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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The peloton in action during Stage 6. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The peloton in action during Stage 6. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The peloton in action during Stage 6. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Team Jumbo-Visma rider Primoz Roglic of Slovenia wins the stage ahead of UAE Team Emirates rider Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia during Stage 4. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/Pool

Team Jumbo-Visma rider Primoz Roglic of Slovenia wins the stage ahead of UAE Team Emirates rider Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia during Stage 4. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/Pool

Team Jumbo-Visma rider Primoz Roglic of Slovenia wins the stage ahead of UAE Team Emirates rider Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia during Stage 4. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/Pool
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The peloton in action during Stage 4. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The peloton in action during Stage 4. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The peloton in action during Stage 4. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Trek-Segafredo rider Bauke Mollema of the Netherlands in action during Stage 4. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Trek-Segafredo rider Bauke Mollema of the Netherlands in action during Stage 4. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Trek-Segafredo rider Bauke Mollema of the Netherlands in action during Stage 4. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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BORA-Hansgrohe rider Peter Sagan of Slovakia, wearing the green jersey, Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Julian Alaphilippe of France, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, and Team Sunweb rider Marc Hirschi of Switzerland, wearing the white jersey for best young rider, before the start of Stage 4. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

BORA-Hansgrohe rider Peter Sagan of Slovakia, wearing the green jersey, Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Julian Alaphilippe of France, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, and Team Sunweb rider Marc Hirschi of Switzerland, wearing the white jersey...more

BORA-Hansgrohe rider Peter Sagan of Slovakia, wearing the green jersey, Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Julian Alaphilippe of France, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, and Team Sunweb rider Marc Hirschi of Switzerland, wearing the white jersey for best young rider, before the start of Stage 4. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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The peloton in action during Stage 4. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The peloton in action during Stage 4. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The peloton in action during Stage 4. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Bahrain-McLaren rider Damiano Caruso of Italy and Team Jumbo-Visma rider Tony Martin of Germany in action in the peloton during Stage 3. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Bahrain-McLaren rider Damiano Caruso of Italy and Team Jumbo-Visma rider Tony Martin of Germany in action in the peloton during Stage 3. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Bahrain-McLaren rider Damiano Caruso of Italy and Team Jumbo-Visma rider Tony Martin of Germany in action in the peloton during Stage 3. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Team Jumbo-Visma rider Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Bahrain-McLaren rider Mikel Landa of Spain talk in the peloton during Stage 3. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Team Jumbo-Visma rider Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Bahrain-McLaren rider Mikel Landa of Spain talk in the peloton during Stage 3. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Team Jumbo-Visma rider Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Bahrain-McLaren rider Mikel Landa of Spain talk in the peloton during Stage 3. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Cofidis rider Anthony Perez of France after a crash in Stage 3. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Cofidis rider Anthony Perez of France after a crash in Stage 3. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Cofidis rider Anthony Perez of France after a crash in Stage 3. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Groupama-FDJ rider Thibaut Pinot of France before the start of Stage 3. Pool via REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier

Groupama-FDJ rider Thibaut Pinot of France before the start of Stage 3. Pool via REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier

Groupama-FDJ rider Thibaut Pinot of France before the start of Stage 3. Pool via REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier
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A woman carries a yellow umbrella with the Tour de France logo as the peloton passes by during Stage 3. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A woman carries a yellow umbrella with the Tour de France logo as the peloton passes by during Stage 3. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A woman carries a yellow umbrella with the Tour de France logo as the peloton passes by during Stage 3. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Lotto Soudal rider Caleb Ewan of Australia wins Stage 3. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Lotto Soudal rider Caleb Ewan of Australia wins Stage 3. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Lotto Soudal rider Caleb Ewan of Australia wins Stage 3. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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The peloton in action during Stage 3. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

The peloton in action during Stage 3. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

The peloton in action during Stage 3. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Spectators wear protective face masks during Stage 2. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Spectators wear protective face masks during Stage 2. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Spectators wear protective face masks during Stage 2. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Quick Step rider Julian Alaphilippe of France wins Stage 2 ahead of Team Sunweb rider Marc Hirschi of Switzerland. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/Pool

Quick Step rider Julian Alaphilippe of France wins Stage 2 ahead of Team Sunweb rider Marc Hirschi of Switzerland. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/Pool

Quick Step rider Julian Alaphilippe of France wins Stage 2 ahead of Team Sunweb rider Marc Hirschi of Switzerland. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/Pool
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B&B Hotels-Vital Concept p/b KTM rider Jens Debusschere of Belgium in action during Stage 2. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

B&B Hotels-Vital Concept p/b KTM rider Jens Debusschere of Belgium in action during Stage 2. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

B&B Hotels-Vital Concept p/b KTM rider Jens Debusschere of Belgium in action during Stage 2. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Supporters wearing protective face masks watch Stage 2. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Supporters wearing protective face masks watch Stage 2. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Supporters wearing protective face masks watch Stage 2. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Supporters cheer as Team Arkea-Samsic rider Dayer Quintana of Colombia passes by during Stage 2. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Supporters cheer as Team Arkea-Samsic rider Dayer Quintana of Colombia passes by during Stage 2. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Supporters cheer as Team Arkea-Samsic rider Dayer Quintana of Colombia passes by during Stage 2. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Mitchelton-Scott rider Christopher Juul Jensen of Denmark in action during Stage 2. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Mitchelton-Scott rider Christopher Juul Jensen of Denmark in action during Stage 2. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Mitchelton-Scott rider Christopher Juul Jensen of Denmark in action during Stage 2. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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UAE Team Emirates rider Alexander Kristoff of Norway, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, in action in the descent of the Col de la Colmiane during Stage 2. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

UAE Team Emirates rider Alexander Kristoff of Norway, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, in action in the descent of the Col de la Colmiane during Stage 2. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

UAE Team Emirates rider Alexander Kristoff of Norway, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, in action in the descent of the Col de la Colmiane during Stage 2. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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The peloton with UAE Team Emirates rider Alexander Kristoff of Norway, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, in action during Stage 2. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The peloton with UAE Team Emirates rider Alexander Kristoff of Norway, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, in action during Stage 2. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The peloton with UAE Team Emirates rider Alexander Kristoff of Norway, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, in action during Stage 2. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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The peloton in action during Stage 2. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

The peloton in action during Stage 2. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

The peloton in action during Stage 2. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Julian Alaphilippe of France reacts after winning Stage 2. Pool via REUTERS/Stef Mantey

Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Julian Alaphilippe of France reacts after winning Stage 2. Pool via REUTERS/Stef Mantey

Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Julian Alaphilippe of France reacts after winning Stage 2. Pool via REUTERS/Stef Mantey
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Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Julian Alaphilippe of France, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium after Stage 2. Pool via REUTERS/Stuart Franklin

Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Julian Alaphilippe of France, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium after Stage 2. Pool via REUTERS/Stuart Franklin

Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Julian Alaphilippe of France, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium after Stage 2. Pool via REUTERS/Stuart Franklin
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The peloton in action during Stage 2. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The peloton in action during Stage 2. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The peloton in action during Stage 2. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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The peloton in action during Stage 2. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

The peloton in action during Stage 2. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

The peloton in action during Stage 2. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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Groupama-FDJ rider Thibaut Pinot of France and Team Sunweb rider Marc Hirschi of Switzerland after a crash during Stage 1. Pool via REUTERS/Anne-Christine Poujoulat

Groupama-FDJ rider Thibaut Pinot of France and Team Sunweb rider Marc Hirschi of Switzerland after a crash during Stage 1. Pool via REUTERS/Anne-Christine Poujoulat

Groupama-FDJ rider Thibaut Pinot of France and Team Sunweb rider Marc Hirschi of Switzerland after a crash during Stage 1. Pool via REUTERS/Anne-Christine Poujoulat
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UAE Team Emirates rider Alexander Kristoff of Norway celebrates after winning the stage ahead of Trek-Segafredo rider Mads Pedersen of Denmark during Stage 1. Pool via REUTERS/Stuart Franklin

UAE Team Emirates rider Alexander Kristoff of Norway celebrates after winning the stage ahead of Trek-Segafredo rider Mads Pedersen of Denmark during Stage 1. Pool via REUTERS/Stuart Franklin

UAE Team Emirates rider Alexander Kristoff of Norway celebrates after winning the stage ahead of Trek-Segafredo rider Mads Pedersen of Denmark during Stage 1. Pool via REUTERS/Stuart Franklin
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Team Jumbo-Visma rider Primoz Roglic of Slovenia in action during Stage 1. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Team Jumbo-Visma rider Primoz Roglic of Slovenia in action during Stage 1. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Team Jumbo-Visma rider Primoz Roglic of Slovenia in action during Stage 1. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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The peloton in action during Stage 1. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

The peloton in action during Stage 1. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

The peloton in action during Stage 1. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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General view as spectators look on during the race. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

General view as spectators look on during the race. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

General view as spectators look on during the race. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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Supporter Didi Senft aka Didi the Devil wears a protective face mask as he cheers along the road during Stage 1. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Supporter Didi Senft aka Didi the Devil wears a protective face mask as he cheers along the road during Stage 1. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Supporter Didi Senft aka Didi the Devil wears a protective face mask as he cheers along the road during Stage 1. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Bahrain-McLaren rider Rafael Valls of Spain is moved away on a stretcher after a crash during Stage 1. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Bahrain-McLaren rider Rafael Valls of Spain is moved away on a stretcher after a crash during Stage 1. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Bahrain-McLaren rider Rafael Valls of Spain is moved away on a stretcher after a crash during Stage 1. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Bahrain-McLaren rider Sonny Colbrelli of Italy after a crash Stage 1. Pool via REUTERS/Anne-Christine Poujoulat

Bahrain-McLaren rider Sonny Colbrelli of Italy after a crash Stage 1. Pool via REUTERS/Anne-Christine Poujoulat

Bahrain-McLaren rider Sonny Colbrelli of Italy after a crash Stage 1. Pool via REUTERS/Anne-Christine Poujoulat
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Trek-Segafredo rider Niklas Eg of Denmark after a crash during Stage 1. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Trek-Segafredo rider Niklas Eg of Denmark after a crash during Stage 1. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Trek-Segafredo rider Niklas Eg of Denmark after a crash during Stage 1. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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UAE Team Emirates rider Alexander Kristoff of Norway celebrates after winning the Stage 1. Pool via REUTERS/Stuart Franklin

UAE Team Emirates rider Alexander Kristoff of Norway celebrates after winning the Stage 1. Pool via REUTERS/Stuart Franklin

UAE Team Emirates rider Alexander Kristoff of Norway celebrates after winning the Stage 1. Pool via REUTERS/Stuart Franklin
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Team Jumbo-Visma riders Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Wout Van Aert of Belgium in action Stage 1. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Team Jumbo-Visma riders Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Wout Van Aert of Belgium in action Stage 1. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Team Jumbo-Visma riders Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Wout Van Aert of Belgium in action Stage 1. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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