Local rider, John Murphy ‘BMC’ ‘@jpmurph8’ put in a strong effort with about 2KM to go, but ended up getting swallowed up by the hard charging field. The chaos ensued as he was coming back into the group, as Taylor Phinney ‘@taylorphinney’ had a close call, almost taking a spill @5:35.
I’m a big fan of these late stage efforts for the finish. The chase group has to organize or someone has to sacrifice themselves for the rider to get caught. Often the rider is caught, but when it works, it is a Solo win ahead of a break-away!
So great to see a local rider doing well in a Big stage race!!