185km to go: Wiggins was right. The chase is on from the peloton, and the gap to the break has fallen to 1’34”. You would think, however, that the sprint teams will be happy with the make-up and size of this breakaway. Maybe the idea is to keep them within two minutes.

“Cycle paths have been painted yellow, knitting enthusiasts have made a giant yellow jersey, and preparations are being made for a flotilla of boats flying yellow flags. The “big yellow party” comes to Denmark on 1 July when the country widely regarded as the best in the world for cyclists hosts the opening stage of the world’s greatest cycling race.”

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