Stage 1: Sagan. Cancellara was in yellow having won the prologue. The Spartacus fans were out in force:
Sagan blew him off at the end of the stage. In a return to traditional values, the victory salute takes center stage as Sagan performs a version of the chicken dance.
Stage 2: Cavendish. Still the fastest man on the planet for raw speed.
“Get to the back of the line, Greipel.” However, the Manx Man opens himself up to criticism by offering a below par victory salute.
Stage 6: Sagan Does the Incredible Hulk
Again you can only do this in green. Apparently he sits with friends the night before a stage discussing victory salutes for the next day. All class, a new talent is born.
Where’s Gossy? He’s been up there with a 3rd (stage 2), a 4th (stage 4), a 2nd (stage 5) and a 3rd (stage 6). He’s currently running 2nd in the green jersey competition behind Sagan.
By the way, Sagan is also like Robbie in that he is ex-BMX and likes to pop a wheelie. Here he is a few years ago as a youth in Slovakia trying to land a Red Bull contract.