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What looked set to be a regulation sprint stage ended up being anything but. Bora-Hansgrohe piled on the pressure early, splitting Peter Sagan’s green jersey rivals off the back, before late crosswinds shook up the GC quite significantly. Oh and there was a Thomas De Gendt breakaway too.
What might have been a rather predictable day’s racing turned out to be the most electrifying stage of the race thus far. Here’s how our photographers saw stage 7 unfold.