We are half way through the race. Teams take different approaches to the rest day yesterday - some take it easy and others train hard. On the easy side, Peter Sagan's riding an e-bike on the rest day raised a lot of commentator eye brows because officials conduct 40-80 test each day to make sure there are no e-bikes in the peleton. The final 1.5 miles was a narrow urban route, but fortunately it was not a factor and neither was the wind as it was 2 days ago. The exciting finish was won by a aerodynamic-style sprinter who came in the top 3 in four previous stages, winning by inches after a perfect lead out from his team.
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