Why so slow in stage 3?

The peloton wasn't exactly in a hurry during Tuesday's long third stage between Waregem and Compiegne, but why was it so?

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The peloton wasn’t exactly in a hurry during Tuesday’s long third stage between Waregem and Compiegne, but why was it so?

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Was it because everyone was riding clean? Or that the riders were protesting against negative doping related media coverage? Or an even more bizarre conspiracy theory?

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Procycling and BikeRadar journalist Dan Friebe talked to a few people in the know to find out. Click here to read Dan’s latest blog.