The Big Issue

They're unlikely to enjoy a long spell with the yellow jersey again this year, so what's their game plan? With Tadej Valjavec suspended for a blood passport violation, Efimkin could be their quiet-as-a-mouse overall contender, sneaking into the top 15 without anyone noticing until it's too late. Their best bet would be to let Roche completely off the leash to see if he can win a stage or spring a shock in the green jersey competition.

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Roche gets worked over at Besançon

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