VN Show: Sagan’s bling, Craddock’s heroics, and the Tour’s GC chaos

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The Tour de France is four stages old and already we have plenty of drama to discuss.

The battle for the overall has been shuffled and reshuffled already. Defending champion Chris Froome (Sky), and challengers Richie Porte (BMC), Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), and Nairo Quintana (Movistar) all lost time on the opening stage due to crashes and mechanicals. Froome, Yates, and Porte all gained that time back two days later during the team time trial. As for Quintana, he’s already two minutes down.

American Lawson Craddock has garnered headlines for his brave ride. Craddock fractured his scapula in a nasty crash on the opening stage, and continues to ride on, despite the injury.

And the sprint battle has heated up between Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step). Which man do we favor for the bunch kicks?

All that and more on today’s episode of The VeloNews Show!